The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine seeks to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Global Health with a focus on ageing in an international context. It particularly seeks applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (a) ageing, health and behaviour; (b) social and lifecourse determinants of health; and/or (c) ageing and policy. It also encourages applications from those who have high level quantitative skills in research methods, statistics and in the analysis of large scale longitudinal datasets.
It seeks applicants who hold a PhD in an area of social science including demography, social epidemiology, gerontology, sociology, social policy or a related discipline. It also seeks applicants who have a publication record that includes peer-reviewed articles published in leading social science journals with a 3 or 4 star rating as defined by the REF. At the Senior Lecturer level the Department is looking for a distinguished scholar who already has an outstanding international profile in the area of global health and ageing. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen the Department’s research capacity in global health and ageing and to demonstrate interests that complement or extend those of the King’s Centre for Global Ageing.
The post-holder will be expected to make a major contribution to teaching on the Department’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching programmes. The ability to teach research methods and statistics will be an advantage. Applicants for Senior Lecturer must have experience in supervising doctoral research students, a proven ability to initiate and/or lead research projects, together with a commitment to launch new ones; a record of attracting research grant income is desirable. The person appointed will be expected to carry his/her share of administrative duties within the Department. A commitment to collegiality is essential.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nikolas Rose, Head of the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Professor Karen Glaser, Director of the Institute of Gerontology at email@example.com, or on 020 7848 2554.
The post is based in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine and the Institute of Gerontology located at the Strand Campus.
The appointment will be made at either Lecturer: Grade 7 scale £40,082 to £47,801, plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum or Senior Lecturer: Grade 8 £49,230 to £57,047 plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum, dependant on qualifications and experience.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 March 2016. Interviews to be held early May 2016 (tbc).
Closing date: 18 March 2016