The University of Warwick-WMG
Institute of Digital Healthcare
Principal Teaching Fellow in Health and Wellbeing Science and Technology (Personal and Professional Development)
£49,149 – £56,950
Closing Date: 11th June 2018
Interview Date: 25th June 2018
We have a great opportunity for a Principal Teaching Fellow to develop and deliver Personal and Professional Development training and act as Assessment Tutor, for our new Health and Wellbeing Science and Technology (HaWSaT) Degree Apprenticeship due to be launched this autumn (2018). The apprenticeship is aimed at healthcare practitioners working for the NHS or in private/public sector organisations.
The post will be based within the Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) – a partnership between the NHS, WMG and Warwick Medical School, which aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing through the development, evaluation and use of innovative digital technologies and services.
The postholder will have a Doctorate in a healthcare related field, significant HE research and teaching experience including examinations processes, and experience of working in or with healthcare organisations. Clinical experience would be an advantage. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a vibrant teaching team with outstanding links to research and industry.
In return, we will provide a great range of benefits that include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
For any enquiries about the role please contact Professor Caroline Meyer (C.Meyer@warwick.ac.uk)
WMG has engaged the services of Search Higher to manage this recruitment. If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter directly by email to Kaye Matthews, Search Higher Recruitment Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
To act as Assessment Tutor, undertake teaching, provide academic leadership and supervise student projects in the field of personal and professional development in relation to health and wellbeing, science and technology. This will be at degree apprentice level initially, potentially including postgraduate and post-qualification in the future. This will include supervision of research students and student projects up to doctoral level. Design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies.
The three year Health and Wellbeing Science and Technology (HaWSaT) Degree Apprenticeship will develop patient-facing science practitioners by providing training in four fusion sciences and broader professional development skills:
- Behavioural science – including evidence-based behavioural change, health and medical psychology, science of wellbeing, workplace health and wellbeing, eating behaviours, individual and group decision making.
- Healthcare and physiological sciences – including nutrition, metabolism and physical activity, mental health, addiction, sleep science.
- Science of digital healthcare – including personalised health and wellbeing, stratification/ probability/ personalised data analytics, design of digital devices, big data/ machine learning/ artificial intelligence.
- Science of clinical decision-making – including shared decision making, evidence-based practice and values-base practice, multi-morbidity, long term conditions, and determinants of health.
- Professional development – study skills including data handling, statistics, research ethics and methods, literature review skills and critical appraisal, standards of conduct performance and ethics.
The blend of workplace experience, face-to face teaching blocks and technology-enhanced learning put this course at the cutting edge of current healthcare education, and the use of workplace based assessments, case based discussions and directly observed procedures chimes with current thinking on the most effective and valid approaches to assessment in a course of this sort.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To undertake curriculum design and deliver teaching in the field of professional development in relation to health and wellbeing, science and technology. Teaching activities include lectures, seminars and small group work, including assessment, preparing students for projects, project supervision, marking of presentations and dissertations using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing and improving as required.
- To take a lead role as Assessment Tutor, co-ordinating and implementing the integrated course assessment strategy.
- To supervise research students and student projects up to doctoral level. Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.
- To be responsible for academic duties (i.e. setting examinations, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) in order to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching and develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
- To contribute to the development of departmental and subject teaching and learning strategies in order to support the work of the department and enhance its reputation nationally and internationally.
- To teach overseas at WMG’s teaching centres, as required and participate as required in the development and management of new and existing programmes.
- To work with other members of the team to conduct research and publish the work, where appropriate, and to develop the team’s profile.
- To contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.
- Provide leadership to those working within programme areas, as Assessment Tutor, by for example, co-ordinating the work of others to ensure that courses are delivered effectively or leading on the development of assessments.
- Contribute to the development of teams and individuals through the appraisal system and providing advice on personal development.
- Act as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.
- Any other duties, such as administration, as required.
POST TITLE: Principal Teaching Fellow in Health and Wellbeing Science and Technology (Personal and Professional Development)
DEPARTMENT: Institute of Digital Healthcare
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively.
The post holder must be able
|ESSENTIAL (E) or
a) Application Form
|Honours degree or equivalent in a healthcare related discipline||E||a, c|
|A doctoral qualification in a healthcare related discipline||E||a, c|
|A proven academic (including research) track record in a healthcare related discipline||E||a, c|
|Proven ability and major achievements in teaching, demonstrated by consistently high quality and a substantial record in teaching||E||a, c, d|
|Previous experience of examination processes and leading on the development of assessments||E||a, c, d|
|Demonstrable experience in the design and development of teaching/training materials and programmes||E||a, c, d|
|In-depth understanding of own specialism to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field||E||a, c, d|
|High level of interpersonal and written and oral communication skills||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students and familiarity with strategies to promote learning||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to work as a part of a team||E||a, c|
|High level of self-motivation||E||a, c|
|Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching||E||a, c, d|
|Engaged in continuous professional development||E||a, c|
|Clinical experience||D||a, c|
|Experience or ability in management and administration of education/training courses||D||a, c
|Experience of research, as evidenced by academic journal papers and/or other outputs||D||a, c|