Senior Lecturer in Child and Youth Wellbeing (Social Work and Social Care) Ref 2867

School/department: School of Education and Social Work
Hours: full time
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 2867
Salary: starting at £49,149 and rising to £56,950 per annum
Placed on: 28 February 2018
Closing date:  3 April 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 25 April 2018
Expected start date: No later than September 2018

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Child and Youth Wellbeing (Social Work and Social Care) working in collaboration with the Sussex Rudd Centre.

We are looking to appoint a specialist in the field of Child and Youth Wellbeing (Social Work and Social Care) whose research and teaching embraces interdisciplinary approaches to promoting understanding of the interplay between family processes and children and young people’s health, mental health and development and will contribute to our world-leading expertise in this area at the University of Sussex.

You will have a track record of high quality publications, research funding and knowledge exchange activities in areas specific to and cognate with the focus of this post.

Together with colleagues in the School of Psychology, the Department of Education, and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, you will contribute to and convene a specialist research-to-practice professional education and development programme aimed at front-line professionals (Continuing Professional Development), undergraduate and postgraduate students focusing on improved practice delivery for professionals working with vulnerable children and families.

You will provide research supervision to doctoral students and will be expected to undertake appropriate administrative duties within the School/Department and University.

You will contribute to research and related activities within and across Sussex Rudd Centre partners and the wider University and local communities.

For further information please contact Prof. Gordon Harold (Director, Sussex Rudd Centre, or Prof. Charles Watters (School of Education and Social Work, More information about the Rudd Centre

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

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