The cross cutting themes (CCT) at Peninsula Medical School comprise medical humanities, sociology, psychology, population health, ethics and law. Due to recent expansion CCT staff now deliver an integrated and inter professional syllabus to increased student numbers and sites and we have the opportunity to recruit a permanent, full time lecturer to complement the existing team.
We are seeking an individual interested in developing curricula relating to the critical study of the social, cultural, political and economic aspects of clinical practice and person-centred care. Working with clinicians and students to explore the impact of health inequalities, advocacy for wellbeing and co-production with patients and publics, the post will involve a variety of educational modes, settings and sites.
Primarily, the new role will entail assisting and co-leading developments in the medical humanities and medical sociology, with greater links to population health. We are particularly interested in integrating these subjects with an ethnographic approach to understanding clinical systems, care environments and personal, professional and patient narratives. Central to this will be consideration of critical theories of human action and interaction.
You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in the medical humanities, sociology or clinical/medical anthropology and a demonstrable understanding of how ‘the social’ and ‘the cultural’ are integral to the professional practice of healthcare delivery. This post is on the ‘balanced’ pathway and there is a requirement to make a contribution to the research activities of the School. This could be, but is not restricted to developing, with CCT colleagues, an area of research with an emphasis on theoretical approaches to ‘the social and cultural’ in health professions education.
The Cross Cutting Themes group is part of a larger vibrant, multidisciplinary team of core education-focussed academic staff. As a core member of the education team, you will take on a variety of general education-focussed roles, including small group facilitation, curriculum development, coordination of course delivery, academic tutoring and the delivery of student-selected units. In addition, in line with the University’s/School’s strategy, you will carry out leadership, management and social / community engagement activities. With respect to these, there are opportunities to contribute to our widening participation schemes and other health related programmes delivered within the Faculty.
As a medical school, we are proud of our integrated student focused and patient centred curriculum. The Faculty of Health works in close partnership with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, and with a variety of community-based clinical partners. This vibrant environment ensures that our students receive an excellent, contemporary learning experience, with early clinical immersion opportunities. Our programmes provide our students with all the skills, knowledge, attributes and support they need to become outstanding future clinicians. This post will be supported by an experienced team and training and development opportunities will be available. All activities undertaken within this role will be compliant with the University’s policies, including: Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Ethics, Data Protection. For more details please see the key accountabilities and person specification below.
Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Tracey Collett by email email@example.com or telephone 07530 502202.
A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.
This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.
Flexible working options including job share will be considered.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 6th December 2021 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages
We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.
The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.
Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.
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