Lecturer in Nursing - Teaching focused - Institute of Clinical Sciences - 97381 - Grade 8

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 f.t.e
Jun 10, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
Position Details

Institute of Clinical Sciences - School of Nursing

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553, with potential progression once in post to £55,750

Grade 8

Part-Time ( 50%) Permanent

Closing date 6 July 2021


The post holder will provide leadership for the delivery of the Independent/Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives (V300), part of our NMC, HCPC, and GPC approved Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing delivered in partnership with the School of Pharmacy.

Working closely with programme directors, module leaders and academic staff delivering our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and pre-registration nursing (adult, child, and mental health) portfolios provide innovative teaching related to the principles of safe and effective prescribing practice. The postholder will support digital and on-campus learning and assessment, personal academic tutoring and contribute to the liason with practice learning partners and support for students in practice or simulated practice learning placements and experiences, also acting as academic assessors.

Job Summary

Contributing to the whole range of teaching and administration.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to (a) the management, development (including programme/module review), and delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the school, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic support. They should also deliver excellent teaching that inspires students and is informed by discipline-based research.

Management and administration are likely to involve contributions at the school level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.

Teaching/Research role-holders will be expected to plan, execute and publish high-quality research. Project manage research and/or supervise postgraduate research students, apply the knowledge that develops new understanding.

Main Duties

Teaching focused Lecturer role-holders will:
  • Contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal; and
  • Develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to nursing and the interdisciplinary nature of the Institute of Clinical Sciences; and
  • Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching, and assessment; and
  • Deliver the pre-registration nursing programme in line with NMC standards and requirements; and
  • Advance the practice of teaching in their modules and within the school, and play an important role in student academic support; and
  • Inform their teaching practice by discipline-based research; and
  • Frequently update their own nursing expertise, and undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes; and
  • Typically carry a higher teaching load than those staff who carry out both teaching and research; and
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.
  • Make a significant contribution to the recruitment and admission of students; and
  • Co-supervise, with a research-focused or research and teaching-focused member of staff, doctoral students to completion.

Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods of teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduate and postgraduate students. This may include:
  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and acting as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the School, as appropriate
  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking, and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work contributing to the final award - as a mark or as credit- such as unseen examinations, essays dissertations, or presentations)
  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
  • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.
  • Devise & supervise projects, student dissertations, and practical work
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to practice partnerships and liaison for the student learning experience and quality, knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and the University

Management/ Administration

To contribute to Departmental /School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:
  • Contribute to the administration/management of teaching across the School
  • Lead and manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on the personal development of colleagues and students
  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups).
  • Manage enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities that are of manifest benefit to the College and University.
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, school outreach.
  • Actively manages equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour.

Person Specification
  • Hold a bachelor's or higher degree or equivalent qualifications relevant to the discipline of nursing.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent or working towards is desirable.
  • Current NMC registration in adult, child,or mental health field of practice and specialist qualification in independent prescribing
  • Extensive experience of teaching and assessment in higher education or equivalent teaching and assessment responsibilities in clinical practice
  • PGC in Higher Education / Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or willingness to complete
  • Evidence of ongoing research/ scholarship
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on, and manage learning in theoretical and practice settings.
  • Skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others successfully at all levels.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied.
  • Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action#

For informal inquiries

Louise Beesley l.d.beesley@bham.ac.uk or Professor Annie Topping a.e.topping@bham.ac.uk

The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe recruitment practice, therefore all associated pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Due to the nature of the work undertaken in this role all successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance prior to appointment.

Further particulars can be found here:http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/MDSFPs.pdf

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