The Department of Nursing Studies currently supports around 600 student FTE studying pre-registration nursing programmes in Adult, Child Health and Mental Health Nursing, as well as a range of post-registration, CPD and postgraduate programmes. There are approximately 40 academic staff within the department, the majority holding professional registration with the NMC, NMC recordable teaching qualifications and postgraduate qualifications.
Practice learning is an integral aspect of all programmes in the Departments of Nursing Studies and Health Studies and to support this, a state of the art Clinical Skills Centre opened in January 2011 in the James Hehir Building on the Ipswich Waterfront. The department is currently working closely with commissioners and employers to develop an innovative work-based learning pathway for pre-registration adult and mental health nursing students.
We wish to appoint a senior academic in the role of Associate Professor to support the Head of Department of Nursing Studies in providing academic leadership in the development of learning, teaching and assessment, the development of innovative work-based learning approaches, and leading research and/or enterprise in the Department. As Director of Practice Learning the role holder will also have specific responsibility for strategic leadership of all aspects of practice learning development and delivery working closely with Heads of Department, placement providers, commissioners and course teams. The role holder will contribute their specific expertise to curriculum development activity and will oversee the ongoing development and implementation of the Link Lecturing strategy.
As well as strong academic qualifications and experience, registration with the NMC as a Nurse and Nurse Educator are essential requirements for the post.
Close date: 18 September 2015
Interviews will be held on 8 October 2015.
For further details of this post please got to our website www.ucs.ac.uk/jobs