Senior Lecturer: Midwifery

Opening Date:
5 Jun 2020
Closing Date:
23 Jun 2020
Salary Range:

UWS remains the largest provider of pre-registration midwifery education in Scotland. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery to join the Division of Midwifery & Specialist Nursing within the School of Health & Life Sciences. The successful candidate will lead the dynamic and progressive team to develop midwifery education (pre-registration undergraduate and postgraduate) in line with NMC guidance, NMC updated standards and the Scottish Government Initiatives for midwifery practice. The successful candidate will require to be on the NMC register and will be appointed by the School into the NMC statutory role of Lead Midwife for Education.

Experience of effective leadership is integral to the role along with a track record in the development and delivery of midwifery education programmes. Evidence of experience is required in the integration of contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods in everyday teaching practices. 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.

The School of Health and Life Sciences is a multidisciplinary School where teaching and research are at the heart of all activities. A diverse range of programmes are delivered at our Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, London and Paisley campuses to a combined total of around 6000 students.

The post will be based at Lanarkshire Campus, and report into the Division of Midwifery & Specialist Nursing.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to providing an inclusive working environment. UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a two-ticks employer and welcomes other under-represented groups, as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

For informal enquiries contact Professor Jean Rankin, Head of Division (Email:

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 12.00 hrs
Interview Date: Tuesday 7 July 2020

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.