Head of Department of Allied Health Professions and Professor (Chair) or Associate Professor

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Head of Department of Allied Health Professions and Professor (Chair) or Associate Professor

Allied Health Professions

Location: Highfield Campus
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 06 November 2018
Interview Date: Monday 26 November 2018
Reference: 1064418CF

Associate Professor (Level 6): 50,132 - 63,011 pro rata, per annum or
Professor (Level 7): 65,885 pro rata, per annum

Head of Department Allowance: 5,520 per annum

We are looking for an exceptional, academic Allied Health Professional or Health Care Scientist at Professor or Associate Professor (AP) level, Chair to lead the Department of Allied Health Professions within the School of Health Sciences. The AHP Department delivers pre-registration courses in Physiotherapy (BSc and MSc), Occupational Therapy (BSc), Podiatry (BSc) and HealthCare Science (BSc). We welcome applications from candidates with an outstanding academic track record, including a publication and research funding profile that demonstrates an excellent standing in your field. We particularly encourage applications from visionary leaders who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning, the potential to drive forward the research agenda of the School, as well as strong leadership experience.

The School of Health Sciences is part of the prestigious ‘Russell Group’ and has a global and national reputation as a centre of research and educational excellence. It is ranked 9th globally in the QS World Rankings by Subject (Nursing) rankings and 1st for impact and quality in the Research Excellence Framework (2014). The Good University Guide ranks our Physiotherapy BSc 3rd in the UK and our Occupational Therapy BSc is ranked 4th. We seek to ensure the clinical relevance of all we do and encourage staff to undertake regular clinical practice or engagement. You will work in conjunction with the Head of School, Associate Deans, Deputy Heads of School (Research and Education) and other senior AHPs to ensure the delivery of excellent AHP education and research. You will also be a member of one of our high impact research groups.

The job:

This role is offered at Professor/Associate Professor level on a permanent basis, with a Head of Department tenure of 3 years in the first instance.

Head of Department (50% FTE): You will take responsibility for developing and delivering the vision and strategy of the AHP Department, providing strong academic leadership to ensure efficient and effective operations management. You will work with a team of excellent programme managers who are responsible for line managing, appraising and developing the staff in their programmes.

Education and Scholarship: You will contribute (10% FTE) to the design and delivery of our research-led programmes including module leadership, session delivery, marking activities, clinical visiting and placement support and engage with quality monitoring and enhancement activities across Faculty and University teams. Research: You will lead and contribute to grant applications and research delivery as primary and co-investigator; and, disseminate impactful research to a range of audiences, delivering 3/4* papers for the REF (40% FTE).

The skills/experience needed:

You will be an experienced academic Allied Health Professional or Health Care Scientist and hold current registration with the appropriate regulatory/professional body. You will be doctorally qualified with an excellent reputation and evidence of achievement in higher education and formal teaching qualification(s). You will need to demonstrate evidence of grant successes and be able to contribute appropriate research outputs for the next REF. You will have a strong track record of academic and/or health services leadership and management with the vision to drive forward the education and research agendas of the Department of Allied Health Professions.

For additional information / informal enquiry before submitting your application, please contact Maria Stokes on: M.Stokes [at] soton[.]ac[.]uk

For information on the application process, please contact Katy Pomeroy on: K.Pomeroy [at] soton[.]ac[.]uk

You should submit your completed online application form at ?url=www.jobs.soton.ac.uk&module=jobs&id=152590" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.jobs.soton.ac.uk . The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Maxine Parker (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4782. Please quote reference 1064418CF on all correspondence.

Further details:

  • Job Description - Level 6 Associate Professor
  • Job Description - Level 7 Professor
  • Job Description - Head of Department

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.
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