As part of our commitment to the continued expansion of medical, pharmaceutical and health sciences at Bangor University, we are embarking on the process of accreditation with the General Pharmaceutical Council of an MPharm Pharmacy degree programme. Our vision is to be recognised nationally and internationally as a leader and innovator in pharmacy education and research, and to develop professionals who can deliver quality, evidence-based, patient-centred pharmaceutical care.
This is a time of real opportunity for pharmacy education in North Wales and we are looking for an exceptional individual to lead on the development and delivery of the curriculum in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice. As a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy / Pharmacy Practice, you will be an academic pharmacist with a higher degree, extensive experience in pharmacy education, a track record of research or scholarly activity in a relevant area and will be (or have recently been) practicing as a senior pharmacists within a healthcare setting (continued NHS work will be re-charged). You will provide outstanding academic leadership to shape Bangor’s MPharm curriculum and deliver the pharmacy degree. You will work collaboratively with partners including the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Health Education and Improvement Wales.
The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as practical. The post is full-time and permanent, and is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service check.
This role will be located at our Bangor campus. Through our Dynamic Working framework, there will also be the option to spend some time working remotely (although remaining in the UK) to support work life balance, which will be discussed further with candidates at interview.
Interested applicants are invited to contact Professor Dyfrig Hughes, Professor in Pharmacoeconomics / Director of Research, e-mail [email protected]
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Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 10,000 students currently study at the University, with teaching staff based within nine Academic Schools. Bangor University’s research has been ranked highly in the Government’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), with 85% judged to be world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). Bangor’s research in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy is ranked 15th overall in the UK. The University has been consistently successful in the National Student Survey results and is regularly amongst the UK’s top 10 Universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions).
College of Human Sciences
The College of Human Sciences (CoHS) has a track record of world leading teaching and research excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. The College provides professional training across a wide range of medical and health professions, in addition to a range of core foundational research activities which underpin the College’s Schools contributions to health research and research methods, translational science, psychology and neuroscience, preventive health, rehabilitation, clinical intervention, language and education, and human performance and applied physiology. In addition, CoHS boasts excellent teaching and research facilities.
School of Medical and Health Sciences
The School of Medical and Health Sciences is the focus for medical, health and care education and research at Bangor University. The school comprises of over 200 staff, delivering to more than 1300 students with a portfolio of programmes that continues to expand. These include the University’s Welsh Government-backed flagship plans for a North Wales Medical School at Bangor University from 2024, Pharmacy degree from 2025, and the newly created BSc in Pharmacology from 2023. The School’s research centres, organised within the Bangor Institute for Medical and Health Research (BIHMR), span primary care, clinical trials, health economics and medicines evaluation, ageing and dementia, public health and cancer biology.
Purpose of the Job
- To lead on the development of a curriculum in clinical pharmacy, meeting GPhC accreditation standards, and in line with the University’s vision for pharmacy education.
- To participate in the delivery of teaching, supervision and placement of pharmacy students with particular emphasis on enhancing overall student experience.
- To undertake School and College leadership roles, as required.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Working with the Head of Pharmacy and Head of School of Medical and Health Sciences, the post-holder will:
- Lead on the development and delivery of innovative approaches to MPharm course design, teaching, learning and assessment practice.
- Plan, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, responding effectively to a variety of student backgrounds, learning styles and class sizes.
- Contribute significantly to the development of new teaching materials or methodologies influencing the pedagogy of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice within and beyond the University including the modernisation of the subject curriculum. · Participate in academic quality assurance assessments (e.g. Validation Panels within the University and externally e.g. GPhC).
- Have a key role in on-going curriculum review processes (QA1, QA2) to adapt and develop new learning domains.
- Lead on student clinical placements, liaising with Health Education and Improvement Wales and Health Boards.
- Significant and sustained contribution to teaching development plans, policies and activities that benefit others within the University/College/School.
Administrative and Wider Contribution duties will include:
- Significant and sustained high quality contribution to academic management, planning, governance and policy formation at University, College and School level.
- Contribute to the University’s/College’s/School’s management through undertaking key roles (e.g. Director of Teaching or Senior Tutor)
- Significant and sustained contribution to addressing aspects of Student Experience, recruitment and retention.
- Sustain a high profile through external roles (e.g. advisory capacity to government bodies).
- Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Head of School of Medical and Health Sciences.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- The post holder will be expected to participate, and lead as appropriate, in performance review and developmental activities.
- The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.
- The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.
- The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts. Where disciplinary/capability action is taken, either the Universities procedure, or the NHS’s procedures will be used, depending on which are most appropriate to the circumstances.
- Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and practicing as a pharmacist
- Be educated to PhD level or equivalent in a relevant subject area
- Have completed a minimum of 3 years substantial teaching experience for conversion to HEA Fellowship within 3 years of appointment or hold a PGCertHE teaching qualification (or equivalent) and / or HEA Fellowship recognition
- Member or Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Considerable experience of teaching at higher education level with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.
- Evidence of track record of leading innovative teaching methodologies and supporting and developing others.
- Experience of innovative approaches to course design, module development, learning and teaching and assessment practice.
- Evidence of leadership of quality courses and teaching and departmental initiatives that improve teaching.
- Evidence of excellence in teaching or recognition as an authority and leader in discipline.
- Ability to demonstrate innovative and exciting approaches to teaching and research
- Demonstrable IT Skills as required (e.g. VLE techniques and other forms of learning technologies).
- Evidence of sustained record of influencing the teaching agenda through external networking and profile-raising.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly in English, conveying ideas and concepts both verbally and in writing to a diverse audience
- An appreciation of the bilingual context of health and care delivery across North Wales. If applicants are not able to speak / write in Welsh at present, there are many opportunities to learn if the successful candidate wishes to do so.
The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We strive to develop a workforce from all sections of the community regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. We promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language through our progressive Welsh Language Policy. We comply with the Welsh Language Standards and are committed to equality of opportunity. You are welcome to apply for any job in English or Welsh and all applications submitted will be treated equally.
We are a member of Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and hold a Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University’s policies, practices, and culture. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.
All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references.
All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements *** If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas
Please note that we are unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to live and work in the UK legally. When applying for this post you will be required to explain the basis upon which you believe you will be able to live and work in the UK legally on the commencement date of the role should your application be successful.
Candidates should also note that they may be required to apply for an ATAS certificate (Academic Approval Technology Scheme) from the Counter-Proliferation and Arms Control Centre of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being able to apply for a visa – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme
Please note that, in the event of applications being received from candidates on the University’s Redeployment Register with a reasonable skills match to the post specification, these applicants will be given prior consideration.
Disclosure & Barring Service
This post is subject to a satisfactory standard Disclosure & Barring Service check.
As Bangor University meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. DBS checks will be updated every 3 years.
Candidates should note that the University uses an external Umbrella body to process DBS checks. As such you should be aware that, if successful in your application, your name and e-mail contact details will be shared with the Umbrella body in order that they may contact you to start the application process.
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