Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Research & Teaching

Opening Date:
20 Oct 2021
Closing Date:
4 Nov 2021
Salary Range:

This is an outstanding development opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance research and education relevant to midwifery, maternity to join our Faculty. This appointee will contribute to a thriving multi-disciplinary department spanning biomedical, clinical, health services and implementation research in the UK and internationally. The post holder will join an established team of academic researchers in the Division of Methodologies led by Professor Glenn Robert working in partnership with the Department of Midwifery led by Dr Sam Bassett and with colleagues in the Department of Women and Children’s Health in the School of Life Course Sciences at King’s. The post is one of ten new posts as a commitment to our Faculty’s future research and education.

The appointee will make a substantive contribution to the academic work of the Faculty and King’s, working with education, research, and clinical teams, with the aim of obtaining continuing research funding, conducting research at a world-leading level to be published in major academic journals, and delivering inspiring undergraduate and postgraduate education, relevant to midwifery and maternal health care. They will collaborate with existing researchers and educators in the Faculty, across King’s and more widely to apply and explore innovative ways of working with patients, families, and healthcare professionals to improve the quality of maternal care. They will be highly skilled in working in applied health research teams, capable of forging strategic partnerships with a wide range of external collaborators, supervising PhD students and delivering quality education.

The post holder will join the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care(NMPC), a world-leading centre for research, education, and training. Its applied clinical and health research transforms health, quality of life and care across maternity, palliative and end of life care, rehabilitation, nursing and related clinical, health and social sciences. Teams address complex, multi- and interdisciplinary health and social challenges. Our research is carried out locally, nationally and internationally, and globally, supported by NIHR, UKRI, EU and others. Our Faculty has around 3,000 undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students, with a growing international intake. Our vision is to develop a blueprint for the integration of education and research to improve student experience, transform clinical care and build capability, including in midwifery, and this role is a core part of that vision.

The Faculty has active collaborations with the Institute of Women and Children’s Health (launched 2019) in the School of Life Course Sciences (SoLCS) of King’s College London and King’s Health Partners, making King’s one of the largest centres of research and education in maternal care in Europe. The postholder will collaborate and partner with the vibrant team of clinicians, social scientists, and health service researchers with an international reputation for research and expertise in maternal health care across King’s.

There are excellent opportunities for collaboration and development across King’s, with the close working links with King’s ‘trials unit, and other departments and Faculties, and the extensive academic and researcher development programmes within King’s.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract contract

This is a full-time post – 1.0%