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Professor, Medical School

Medical School


Competitive Salary

Permanent campus based role

Post Type
Full Time

Closing Date
Thursday 08 August 2024


We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

 About the Role

The Faculty is seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the position of Professor, Medical School. 

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine (FHSCM) is a major provider of health, social care and medical education. It is a dynamic and responsive Faculty which has strong relationships with local health and social care providers and a wide portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which includes those leading to dual professional registrations, those which support new roles, and those which recruit international students. 

The Medical School was established in 2019 and will have its first cohort of MBChB students starting their fifth and final year in September 2024.  The postgraduate department in The Medical School has an established education programme of over 20 years that focuses on clinical education, research and leadership.   It also hosts the North West Imaging Academy. Academic staff in The Medical School undertake research within the supportive infrastructure of the Health Research Institute.  Research activity relates to the work of its 3 research centres - Cardiorespiratory Research Centre, the Centre for Arts and Wellbeing and the Edge Hill Primary and Integrated Care Centre -  as well as the Clinical Education Research Group (CERG).  The CERG is aligned to the scope of the NIHR Incubator for Clinical Education Research and has streams of work related to applied research and evaluation as well as research in education innovation (simulation) and scholarship.

 About You

The post-holder will be a research leader for The Medical School and the Faculty. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those with expertise in medical/clinical education but we will consider applications from those whose research aligns to that of the Faculty including our growing work in community health and long term conditions.

Developing research capacity and capability in The Medical School and the broader Faculty will be a key part of the role. Target setting, leadership, line management and/or close working with academic managers will also be important. The post holder will be expected to play a major role in development of external research partnership and collaborations including those in local NHS Trusts.

The post holder will work closely with other research leaders and contribute to general research activities and research governance and management within the Faculty and, where appropriate, the wider University. You will make a major contribution towards the next REF (UoA 3). A contribution to teaching , innovation and enterprise and broader leadership within the Medical School and Faculty is also expected. 

Professors at Edge Hill University are expected to have very strong national and international research profiles, a successful track record in research-related income generation, of successful PhD supervision, and of supporting the development of a vibrant research environment. Professors play a central role in shaping and helping to deliver on the University’s research and knowledge exchange strategies. 

 In addition, Professors are expected to provide research mentoring to early career researchers, and to have a full role in the development of the research mentoring process within the Faculty and the wider University. They will have responsibility for generating research and tender income, and for advising and mentoring colleagues making applications for external funding. 

  At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

 Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Access to a range of CPD to support your career development, with three defined pathways for progression.
  • Free foreign language evening classes.
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and as health & wellbeing resources.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more.

 About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

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