Lecturer in Public Health and Lead for International Student Support (Maternity Cover) REF 6963

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 30th September 2022 (Maternity Cover)
Reference: 6963
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,269 per annum
Placed on: 10 September 2021 
Closing date: 3 December 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: January 2022

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Public Health and Lead for International Student Support to support the development and delivery of the Masters in Public Health Course, and to support our international students across our MSc portfolio.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Masters in Public Health Course Lead and will be responsible for the development and delivery of teaching and learning content. The post holder will lead modules, supervise dissertations, mark and moderate course/exam assessments.  They will undertake recruitment and related activities, with a particular focus on our international students across the Department. The roles require excellent organisational, communication and team working skills. In addition to the university academic community, you will develop and support partnerships with wider public health community.

The post-holder will support our international students, undertaking a postgraduate degree, within the extensive portfolio on offer at the medical school. They will be the first point of contact for these students, and will work to enhance their learning experience. This will involve the development of appropriate teaching resources to facilitate students’ learning, both locally and at a distance through facilitated on-line and blended learning. The appointee will also work with course leads and marketing colleagues to enhance the on-line presence of the programmes that we offer to international students.

The post holder will hold a doctoral qualification, or a professional equivalent in a public health related discipline and will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of recent developments in public health and epidemiology. Experience of teaching and supervision in higher education is desirable.

The School and the Universities offer various academic and professional development opportunities including completion of a Post Graduate Certificate Teaching Qualification according to need.

Please contact Dr Priya Paudyal (p.paudyal@bsms.ac.uk) or Prof Gordon Ferns (G.Ferns@bsms.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Re 6963 [PDF 143.82KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk

 How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to bsmsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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