Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social and Community Studies/Public Health

Opening Date:
26 Aug 2022
Closing Date:
19 Sep 2022
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

About the role

You will join a team of committed and friendly staff who deliver social work, youthwork, and child and adult health courses at the University of Derby. Working primarily on the Master of Public Health and MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care, you will be based in the School of Allied Health and Social Care, one of three subject areas within the College of Health Psychology and Social Care. However, you will also be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues across different disciplines within the College.

The subject area offers degree and masters programmes across the discipline of social and community studies. The College of Health, Psychology and Social Care upholds the overall mission of the University by providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities, promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge using a variety of methods of delivery. We are committed to the Widening Participation agenda and have a good record of meeting the needs of local stakeholders. User and carer involvement in course development and delivery is an essential aspect of our work.

You will be innovative and creative in the role and will contribute to enhancing the quality of health and social care education, as well as taking forward the research and scholarship agenda. It is extremely important that you not only understand the student experience, but that you genuinely enjoy making a positive impact for them both in and out of classes. You will also contribute to programme delivery across the suite of programmes offered by the Discipline from Degree level to Masters’ as appropriate. You will have a strong background in the field of health and social care and will focus on delivering an excellent student experience.

This is a part-time, 0.8 FTE role and job shares will be considered.

Further information regarding the College can be found on the following link: https://www.derby.ac.uk/colleges/health-psychology-social-care/

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route. Please consult the Home office website for further information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat