Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Opening Date:
9 Jan 2023
Closing Date:
5 Feb 2023
Salary Range:

To work with colleagues on curriculum development and the advancement of relevant discipline areas within the University. To plan, design and deliver teaching within programmes in relevant discipline areas. To undertake student tutoring and support. To contribute to the research/scholarship profile of the School. To carry out other activities in support of the academic work of the department. Specific to this post upon appointment. To teach across our suite of Health and Social Care programmes. To develop and implement innovative teaching, learning and e-learning strategies. To engage in recruitment activities. To work across the school teaching your specialism as appropriate. Take on a leadership role as determined by the Deputy Head of School.

The responsibilities of a Senior Lecturer are wide ranging and may change over time according to the development needs of the department and the individual. In general a Senior Lecturer can expect to undertake any of the following:

Teaching and Learning Support: To engage in teaching on undergraduate and/or postgraduate level programmes as determined by the Deputy Head of School. The range of teaching duties may change from time to time. Take responsibility for the design, content and delivery of specific areas of teaching and learning and for the quality of teaching delivered. Ensure that teaching content is appropriately informed by current research and advanced scholarly activity. Collaborate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the School’s programmes. Work in accordance with University policies and procedures to undertake assessment of students’ work and give feedback.

Research, Scholarly Activity and Professional Practice: Conduct individual and / or collaborative scholarly and / or professional practice projects. Identify sources of funding and contribute to the projects of securing funds for own scholarly activities, where appropriate. Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship and professional practice to teaching and appropriate external activities. Engage in subject professional and pedagogy research as required to support teaching activities and contribute towards the priorities of the School and / or College. Ensure that outcomes of scholarly activity and/or professional practice are appropriately disseminated in peer reviewed outlets. Supervise and manage projects if required.

Liaison and Networking: Establish contacts within the wider community; disseminate knowledge through public activities which enhance the reputation of the School or College. Participate in academic activities with industry and other external partners. Maintain and develop links with relevant professional bodies and academic groups. Represent the School or College on appropriate external bodies. Take part in relevant internal boards, committees and working groups at College or University level as required. Liaise with subject librarians, central timetabling and other services to ensure resources available are appropriately deployed.

Team Working: Act as a responsible team member, leading modules or programmes and co-ordinating the work of others to identify and respond to student needs. May be expected to supervise the work of others and/or participate in peer observation of teaching.
Student Support: Act as academic tutor to students as allocated by the Deputy Head of School and act as first line contact for them for advice and support.