Professor in Allied Health Sciences
- Full Time
The School of Health and Life Sciences, one of three academic schools in GCU, brings together the departments of Life Sciences; Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences; and Nursing and Community Health. Working in partnership with our staff, students and external stakeholders, the School of Health and Life Sciences has created a unifying vision designed to meet the 2020 University Strategy, embedding excellence, engagement and energy into every aspect of school life.
Glasgow Caledonian University’s commitment to the Common Good is realised in applied research which addresses three major societal challenges: enabling communities in the UK and internationally to build Inclusive Societies and lead Healthy Lives in Sustainable Environments. Through the Institute for Applied Health Research, GCU’s work spans Public Health and Long-term Conditions with collaborative and transdisciplinary research activity in Musculoskeletal Health, Stroke, Diabetes, Visual Health, Healthy Ageing and Active Living, Healthy Lives and Relationships, Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses, and Infection Prevention. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 89% of the Institute’s work was world-leading or internationally excellent.
Glasgow Caledonian University wishes to appoint a Professor to contribute to the strengthening of Allied Health Sciences research and teaching. The successful candidate should possess a professional qualification in an Allied Health Science discipline and be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. She/he should have a PhD in a relevant subject area and experience of academic leadership in a key area of long term conditions research. Extensive experience attracting competitive, high quality grant funding and publishing in leading journals is essential. The candidate must have experience of supervising postgraduate research students and mentoring and supporting early career researchers. Experience of efficient administration and management of research and/or teaching programmes is essential. The candidate must be committed to the University’s Mission, Values, Principles of Governance and Strategic priorities. They should have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate and perform effectively within an inter-disciplinary and international environment. She/he needs to demonstrate effective academic/professional and general leadership and people management skills. The ability to develop and lead a portfolio of research projects and to generate income is essential. The candidate must be able to develop and maintain an effective professional network and engagement with key agencies and successfully contribute towards the growing international teaching, research and consultancy/income generation activities of the School/University. She/he must be able to contribute effectively towards knowledge exchange with key knowledge users and co-creation of research impact with beneficiaries outside academia.
Further details on this post are available by contacting Professor Jim Woodburn, Associate Dean Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44(0)141 331 8483.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity at GCU.
Main purpose of the role
Contribute to the strategic academic development of the University by providing leadership for the development and delivery of Research and Learning and Teaching in the School and the University more broadly.
Accountabilities/Responsibilities of the role
- Provide academic leadership on the development of Long Term Conditions research,
- Work alongside highly-committed interdisciplinary teams of researchers across the allied health and wider academic disciplines,
- Have an established and world-leading reputation in long-term conditions research preferably in the areas of musculoskeletal/neurological health or diabetes,
- Have established strong external networks and inter-disciplinary collaborations working within or across the innovation pathway from discovery to implementation. This may include, for example, the human performance in health and disease, rehabilitation/non-pharmacological interventions, and digital health technologies.
- Be expected to lead research initiatives across the University and in partnership with key stakeholders, users and beneficiaries,
- Have world-leading research strength and an exceptional and sustained publication record in the leading journals,
- Have a track record of success in competitive and high-quality grant funding across a portfolio of agencies,
- Teach as appropriate in the relevant field, supervise postgraduate research students and contribute to the discipline’s academic programs,
- Experience of applying a variety of research approaches and/or methodologies when working with health professionals, patients and other stakeholders,
- Be expected to contribute to the enhancement of teaching and research excellence linkages across the school.
Educational and/or Professional Qualifications
E1 - First degree (2:1 or above) and PhD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject.
E2 - Professional qualification in an Allied health Science discipline and eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
E3 - Experience of academic leadership in a key area of Long Term Conditions research,
E4 - Experience of leading and working in interdisciplinary research teams across allied health and wider academic discipline areas,
E5 - Experience of successfully attracting competitive, high-quality grant funding,
E6 - Experience of publishing in leading journals,
E7 - Experience of supervising PhD and professional doctorate students and mentoring and supporting early career researchers,
D1 - Experience of leading on the development of research-led teaching in relevant subject/discipline areas,
D2 - Experience of efficient administration and management of research and/or teaching programmes.
Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours
E8 - Commitment to the University’s Mission, Values, Principles of Governance and Strategic priorities,
E9 - Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate and perform effectively within an inter-disciplinary and international environment,
E10 - Demonstrate effective academic/professional and general leadership and people management skills.
E11 - Ability to develop and lead a portfolio of research projects and to generate income,
E12 - Ability to develop and maintain an effective professional network and engagement with key agencies,
E13 - Contribute as appropriate towards the growing international teaching, research and consultancy/income generation activities of the School/University.
D3 - Contribute to knowledge exchange with key knowledge users and co-creation of research impact with beneficiaries outside academia.