Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Midwifery (Teaching)

Opening Date:
15 Jan 2020
Closing Date:
16 Feb 2020
Salary Range:

The University of Worcester has a reputation for contemporary and innovative Nursing and Midwifery provision. Our NMC approved programmes are nationally recognised for their high quality, student satisfaction and sustained high employability of our alumni. In this context, the School of Nursing and Midwifery is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic or practitioner who will join a highly professional and motivated team to teach across our midwifery programme.

The BSc Midwifery curriculum will undergo re-approval in 2020, to encompass significant changes to prepare for the Future Midwife following publication of the NMC Standards of proficiencies for midwives (2019). In response to this, the midwifery teaching team have developed a teaching role to strengthen the links between practice and theory, particularly in the development learning, teaching and assessment of clinical skills.

The curriculum aims to develop critical, competent and compassionate practitioners who can make a positive contribution towards and impact upon current and future midwifery practice. The post holder will be expected to teach and lead agreed modules, assess students, supervise undergraduate research studies, engage in curriculum development, and contribute to the administrative work of the department and School.

The post holder will be required to lead the development and delivery of core clinical skills, including high fidelity and skill simulation for the midwifery programme within the University, which will include student assessment. The candidate should be able to draw upon his or her own subject knowledge to design teaching sessions that maximise the integration of theory to practice.

The post holder will be committed to promoting academic enquiry, helping develop critical thinking in students by supporting safe, effective and evidence-based practice. Participating in professional scholarship and re-validation will also be essential. The School is committed to inter-disciplinary simulated learning and the successful candidate will further enhance these developments.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Lisa Stephens, Deputy Programme Lead – Midwifery BSc (Hons), 01905 54 2939,  l.stephens@worc.ac.uk