University of Essex
Research Fellow, Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing
£35,333 – £42,155 per annum
Academic, Education, Research
The Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing seeks to appoint a full-time Research Fellow, jointly funded by Essex University (80%) and Dublin City University (20%) to develop and grow the field of Ageing and Health Technologies.
This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious researcher to contribute to the development of a new research line and to enable collaboration across the two institutions as well as to build their pedagogical skills to successfully transition to a lectureship position.
We will provide the space and the support for the candidate to develop their academic career. The candidate will have access to quality research, mentorship across and within the two institutions, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, and the support needed to achieve excellence in the field.
Both University of Essex and Dublin City University are committed to contributing to society through excellence in research and education which will lead to a better future for individuals, communities, and society. We are looking for a motivated new member of our community, inspired by our principles, and ready to work with a community of researchers and practitioners to ensure together we can achieve a better future for all.
The post is fixed term as a Research Fellow at salary grade 8 for three years in the first instance. It is fixed-term for a period of career development in order for the successful candidate to be in a position to be appointed to a permanent Lectureship in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex at the end of the Fellowship.
During the period of the Fellowship the post holder will undertake research, teaching (to build skills and experience) and administrative duties. This is to ensure a good foundation in higher education practice for the Fellow to be able to take a permanent Lectureship that covers the full range of academic duties at a higher level.
The post holder will be placed on a probationary period of three years at the start of the Fellowship and this will include clear objectives relating to research, teaching and leadership/citizenship. This will then enable the post holder to apply for permanency through the University’s annual review process. If the Fellow has fulfilled all of the objectives in the probationary agreement and is successful in being granted permanency, they will then be appointed to a permanent Lectureship at salary grade 9.
The Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing
The Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing (IPHW) is leading impactful research in public health and wellbeing for the University of Essex. The IPHW advances the University’s mission of excellence in education and research, for the benefit of individuals, communities, and society.
The IPHW is an international centre of excellence, bringing together research strengths across all three faculties, driving forward health- and wellbeing-focused research collaborations and developing strategic partnerships with regional, national, and international organisations. The establishment of the IPHW aligns the University research capability, expertise and strengths across a broad spectrum of research and innovations in public health and wellbeing, including a wide range of health related training programmes, clinics, facilities and services, leveraging the assets of our expertise and skills to enable us to scale our impact.
Based on four pillars – 1) Social, biological and environmental determinants of health; 2) Interventions, outcomes, evaluations and policy; 3) Conditions, individual differences, wellbeing and subjectivity; 4) Human rights, Community participation and voice – the IPHW supports the University’s vision to be recognised as a centre for excellence in health-related research and education, at a local, national, and international level.
In addition to this, our focus on inequality, its impact on health and wellbeing, our strength in methodological rigour, artificial intelligence, and our contributions to methodological developments is also part of our research strategy.
Duties of the Role
During the period of the Fellowship the post holder will undertake research, teaching (to build skills and experience) and administrative duties. This is to provide a good foundation in higher education practice for the Fellow to be able to take a permanent Lectureship that covers the full range of academic duties at a higher level.
Duties will also include contributing to public engagement and national and international impact activities, developing interdisciplinary collaborations within the Institute and with Dublin City University beyond, identifying appropriate sources of external funding and actively participating in the Institute’s workshops and seminars. The post will include some travel to Dublin City University. The fellow will work alongside a cohort of fellows working at the Institute.
A full list of duties can be found within the job pack attached.
Skills and Qualifications required
The successful candidates will have a publications record appropriate for their level of experience and will be able to demonstrate evidence of potential to develop an internationally leading profile in the field. Applicants are required to have a PhD in a related discipline.
Experience of successfully delivering teaching or demonstrable potential for achieving this, excellent communication and presentation skills, strong programming skills and experience, along with the potential to innovate research within your field are all essential for this post.
Please note that this advert is part of a rolling recruitment campaign. At the time you make your application there may not be a current vacancy. You will be notified within 6 weeks as to the outcome of the application. If your application is of interest to us but there is not a vacancy at the time of applying, your application will be placed on hold. Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.
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