​​​Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Education & Research) ​​

King's College London

This role

This is an outstanding development opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance excellent and innovative research and education, especially in the context of palliative care and rehabilitation. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the MSc in Palliative Care and be encouraged to innovate the curricula to ensure modules evolve, are of high quality and are sustainable. The postholder must win external grant funding and publish research to sustain and grow a programme of palliative care and/or rehabilitation related health and social care research responsive to the direction of NHS & social care integration, NIHR funding and societal needs.  

We particularly seek applicants with experience and expertise of one or more of the following: psychometrics, social science, implementation science, health care research. Applicants are also encouraged outside these focus areas, including on reducing exclusion (for example minoritised groups in terms of ethnicity, sexuality, disability) or condition-specific expertise (e.g. aging, frailty, multimorbidity, outcome measurement, symptom management, social care).  

We will also welcome clinical academic candidates who wish to retain a clinical role. 

Why choose us

The successful candidate will join the Cicely Saunders Institute (CSI).  The CSI is the world’s first purpose-built Institute for palliative care and is committed to reducing inequality. The Cicely Saunders has an active Equality Diversity and Inclusion executive. Recent achievements include an Athena Swan silver award and national recognition for our race equality work. We will continue to drive this work forward within the CSI and wider palliative care.   

King’s College London is a leading University with nine Faculties. As part of King’s Health Partners, we have an excellent environment for health care interaction and a strong focus on mentoring and career development.  

The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) placed King’s applied and allied health research 1st for: overall proportion of research rated 4* (world-leading, the best mark possible), research papers rated 4*, impact rated 4*, environment rated 4*(joint), Grade Point Average and Power.  REF2021 rated as world-leading: 100% of our environment, 86% of our impact and 70% of our research overall. Over 95% of our research overall was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.  

For the last three years, King’s has been number 2 in the world and number 1 in Europe for Nursing (QS world rankings). King’s produces more highly cited research outputs (top 1% citations) on palliative care than any other centre internationally (SciVal).  

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) is based in the heart of central and south London. It includes the Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, the premier Institute for Palliative Care, bringing together clinical, research and education teams.  

Our award-winning NMPC education programmes span pre-registration nursing and midwifery, and multidisciplinary post-graduate taught and research programmes. CSI teams also teach medical students. King’s is the largest provider of health care education in Europe. Our applied clinical and health research transforms therapies, the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients and those important to them, wherever they are cared for.  

You should apply if

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who can make a distinctive contribution, bridge theory and practice, and drive forward collaborative sustainable high quality and impactful research. You should have excellent teaching and communication skills, able to inspire and inform students, and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality impactful sustainable research. 

A key priority for us going forward, includes diversifying our senior leadership team to reflect our PhD and post-graduate staff and students. We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce, and therefore we encourage applications from all groups. This includes from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, the LGBTQI+ community, those who are neurodiverse and those with a disability.  

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract pending successful completion of probation (3 years) The post-holder is required to actively participate in academic performance development review (PDR) annually. 

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent. However, we offer flexibility for part-time working.

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