Lecturer in Specialist Nursing (Advanced Clinical Practitioner)

Opening Date:
27 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
9 Aug 2021
Salary Range:

The School of Health and Life Sciences

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been named the top young higher education institution in Scotland in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (2020). The School of Health and Life Sciences is a multidisciplinary School where teaching and research are at the heart of all activities. A diverse range of programmes are delivered at our Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, London, and Paisley campuses to a combined total of around 6400 students from over 60 countries.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer to join the Division of Midwifery & Specialist Nursing. The successful academic will become part of a progressive specialist team making a significant contribution to the further development of specialist and advanced clinical practice education programmes. You will be a nurse or allied health professional, have an Advanced Clinical Practitioner qualification and contemporary advanced clinical practice skills. You will have experience of delivering modules/programmes within specialist practice and advanced practice and be experienced in contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods.

Delivery of programmes will be across the Division of Midwifery & Specialist Nursing and the wider School. The ability to contribute to the teaching of advanced clinical skills, module, and programme development, will be integral to this post and NMC/HCPC professional registration is required. Advanced practice students are nurses & allied health professionals, taking further studies to enhance their knowledge and skills and/or advance their careers in NHS/external organisations. There will be an expectation to engage in wider academic activities such as Continuing Professional Development, and other enterprise research-related opportunities for income generation.

The Lanarkshire campus creates a truly innovative, dynamic, and collaborative environment. This base campus hosts inspiring, and flexible learning and teaching spaces packed with rich technology to offer staff and students access to some of the most modern university facilities in the UK. UWS is committed to providing an inclusive working environment. UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a Disability Confident employer and welcomes other under-represented groups, and as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Clair Graham (Senior Lecturer), clair.graham@uws.ac.uk or Professor Jean Rankin (Head of Division), j.rankin@uws.ac.uk
Further information, including details of how to apply is available at https://jobs.uws.ac.uk/

Interview Date: Friday 27th August 2021
Interviews will be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams

The current academic structure and nomenclature at UWS is as follows:
AC2 – Lecturer (first time academic post)
AC3 – Lecturer
AC4 – Senior Lecturer (alternate titles used in different Universities include Principal Lecturer or Associate Professor)

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.