Professor or Associate Professor of Nursing

Opening Date:
25 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
19 Dec 2021
Salary Range:

The Role

The post provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a major ongoing collaboration between the Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Worcester and Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This joint post is offered at either Professor or Associate Professor level subject to experience but in all cases the candidate will be an internationally recognised academic committed to pursuing pioneering research in their field as well as developing research in areas aligning to cross-cutting NHS Trust / College research themes.

The appointee will be encouraged to develop new collaborative research group areas in order to develop a Centre of Excellence for Nursing and Midwifery research.

This post is offered on a 60/40 model in favour of practice, split between both organisations.

This joint post provides a unique opportunity to make a major contribution to the research profile of both organisations and will help develop the nursing and midwifery research capacity and capability to support nurses and midwives to be research active and enable development of a culture of nursing and midwifery academic inquiry.

The post holder will be supported as part of the wider University and Trust professors’ group and will work closely with other research leaders in both organisations and will contribute to core research activities, research governance and management duties. There will be an expectation of making a significant contribution to the REF 2027.

The University

The University of Worcester is a high achieving, award winning, dynamic institution set within an inclusive and engaged community. With multiple accolades for teaching quality, inclusion, contribution to the community and environmental sustainability, the University has been shortlisted as Times Higher Education University of the Year three times in recent years.

One of the best Universities for healthcare education, the Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery has been shortlisted seven times in the Student Nursing Times Awards for Nursing Provider of the Year. Research is central to the healthcare professions, and we embed research and other evidence into everything we do: in our teaching and learning, our practice, our collaborations with partners, and in our contributions to nursing and midwifery research and scholarship.

The Trust:

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital Trusts in the country and provides acute elective and specialist care for the local community across two sites in Gloucester and Cheltenham. The trust has a wide variety of highly skilled, multi-faceted professionals from a host of backgrounds that represent a diverse community. As part of the Trusts Nursing, Midwifery and AHP excellence strategy, NHS England and NHS Improvement have supported the Trust to apply to join the global Pathway to Excellence® accreditation. The Pathway to Excellence® programme is a framework for nursing excellence, that creates a positive practice environment for nursing and midwifery staff.

A strong collaboration:

Both organisations reflect a supportive, vibrant and collegial community of staff, students, practitioners, and service users who prepare students and support registrants in supporting learning and advancing knowledge and skill through research, education and practice.

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