Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Widening Participation (AEP)

Opening Date:
19 Feb 2024
Closing Date:
18 Mar 2024
Salary Range:

Job description

This is an outstanding development opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance excellent and innovative education and research relating to widening access to higher education and enhancing student participation and attainment within the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) at King’s College London (KCL). This post will optimise and build upon the student and staff focused Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) activity that has already been undertaken and is in progress.

The postholder will help to ensure that NMPC has staff in place to support individual students to ensure that they succeed and to reduce attrition, to conduct applied research within the Faculty on contemporary issues relating to the widening participation agenda, and to directly contribute and inform educational provision within the Faculty. The role will also seek to enhance participation across the student journey by building upon ongoing EDI initiatives within NMPC. In keeping with the aim across KCL to widen participation and the objectives of the Perseverance Trust endowment, which is generously funding this fixed-term post, the postholder will work with, support and lead initiatives to sustain underrepresented learners and their supporters, empowering them to access, thrive and succeed in higher nursing, midwifery and palliative care education.

Important to the success of the role will be establishing partnerships with existing initiatives across the Faculty and King’s College London including Faculty Incluson Education Staff Partners, Student Transition & Outcomes, the work of King’s Academy and on Widening Participation as well as collaborating with the other health faculties. Collaborations with NMPC’s clinical partners within the wider King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre will be crucial. Once the postholder is appointed we will work with KCL colleagues leading such initiatives to establish clear criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of this role, including the key criterion of student satisfaction.

Why choose us

King’s College London is a leading University with nine Faculties. As part of King’s Health Partners, we have an excellent environment for health care interaction and a strong focus on mentoring and career development.

The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) placed King’s applied and allied health research 1st for: overall proportion of research rated 4*, research papers rated 4*, impact rated 4*, environment rated 4*(joint), Grade Point Average and Power. Over 95% of our research overall was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

For the last five years, King’s has been number 2 in the world and number 1 in Europe for Nursing (QS world rankings). King’s produces more highly cited research outputs (top 1% citations) on palliative care than any other centre internationally (SciVal), and is second in the world on the same metric for nursing and midwifery.

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) is based in the heart of central and south London. It includes the Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, the premier Institute for Palliative Care, bringing together clinical, research and education teams.

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