Professor of Health and Social Policy Inequalities

Opening Date:
6 Apr 2022
Closing Date:
3 May 2022
Salary Range:

The School of Health and Society is looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the role of Professor of Health and Social Policy Inequalities. The post holder will have a sustained and significant track record of delivering nationally/internationally recognised research and/or significant strategic experience of leadership in academia in a field such as sociology, social policy, health policy, public health, health economics, or a related discipline. Research areas should include a focus on inequalities and might include but are not limited to evidence-based intervention and policy evaluation; social and political determinants of health, or health systems and policies.

The post holder will be able to articulate a clear vision for the development of health and social policy research and innovation in the School and externally. We are specifically looking to appoint someone who can lead on health and social policy with reference to the development of the integration agendas and practices in health and social care systems.
Enterprise forms a strong part of our School portfolio and we are looking for a candidate who can support and contribute to this activity. Our work in this area focuses on several aspects including: delivery of continuous professional development, commercialisation of our facilities, turning invention into innovation from research outputs and being involved in the submission of tenders and consultancy work.

We want you to join our team and work with us to enable the development of research and innovation that promotes health and addresses the needs of individuals and communities nationally and internationally. We successfully educate and develop students for careers in the modern world, and you will contribute to creating the professionals of the future.

With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well. It is important to us that we can provide a high-quality learning experience and an environment in which our students can see themselves and thrive.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for job applicants who declare they have a disability and meet the essential criteria of the job they are applying for.

We put our students first in everything we do, our colleagues help create a community and sense of belonging by having a vibrant campus and campus life that is more than just a workplace. We use agile working principles to enable colleagues to do their best work, from the right location, at the right time to meet our business needs. We are open to your ideas about how you can deliver the outputs of your role in a creative way.

However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong – watch us in action here!

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Ben Light, Associate Dean – Research and Innovation: