Senior Lecturer

Opening Date:
4 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
1 Dec 2021
Salary Range:

School of Health & Life Sciences

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is officially recognised by Times Higher Education in top 600 of universities worldwide (2020 World University Rankings) and in top 130 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2021 Young University Rankings). UWS was named the top young higher education institution in Scotland in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (June 2020).

The School of Health and Life Sciences is one of four Schools, is multidisciplinary with teaching and research are at the heart of all activities. Within the School of Health & Life Sciences an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer to join the Division of Midwifery & Specialist Nursing. The successful candidate will have a leadership role in this dynamic and progressive Division to develop our growing portfolio of education programmes, and further engage in related research activity, CPD and enterprise for income generation.

The Division of Midwifery & Specialist Nursing offers a wide range of professional programmes including post-registration and post-graduate Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and other community specialist programmes, in addition to MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner and pre-registration Midwifery. Programmes are aligned to the Scottish Government Initiatives for practice and advancing roles and NMC approved programmes such as Specialist Community Public Health Nursing which remain aligned to NMC standards and monitoring. The successful candidate will require to be on the NMC register.

Experience of effective academic leadership is integral to the role along with a track record in the development and delivery of post-registration and post-graduate education programmes. Evidence of experience is required in the integration of contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods in everyday teaching practices and embedding research in education. In this leadership role, undertaking research, development and/ or scholarship to enhance teaching will be expected along with engagement in wider academic activities including research, consultancy and CPD. Activity will include partnership working across a number of local and national organisations, with potential opportunity to lead on practice learning, The post will include line management responsibilities with a keen focus on team development and succession planning.

The successful candidate will be based in the new ‘state of the art’ Lanarkshire campus which creates a truly innovative, dynamic and collaborative environment for our programmes. The campus hosts inspiring, and flexible learning and teaching spaces packed with rich technology to offer staff and students access to some of the modern university facilities in the UK. They will join a team of staff, experienced in academic practice and with well-established links in a range of clinical areas providing practice placement experiences.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Claire Chalmers, Deputy Dean –

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December 2021
Interviews date: Thursday 16th December 2021

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.