The University of Warwick
Institute of Digital Healthcare
Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Healthcare
£39,992 – £47,722pa
Closing Date: 8th June 2018
Interview Date: 21st June 2018
We are seeking a Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Healthcare to develop, deliver, and act as Admissions Tutor for a new Health and Wellbeing Science and Technology (HaWSaT) Degree Apprenticeship due to be launched this autumn (2018), 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 degree in digital healthcare or a related field such as health informatics, computer science or software engineering, and teaching experience including administration of teaching (such as module lead). Whilst it is desirable that the postholder has some healthcare experience, it is of greater importance that they have the appropriate technical skills. This is a great 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 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 (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
To act as Admissions Tutor and undertake teaching in the field of digital healthcare. 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. There may be some requirement to teach overseas.
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 deliver teaching in the field of digital healthcare. 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 in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, internally and externally.
- To act as Admissions Tutor for the course.
- 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 contribute to the planning, design, organisation and development of objectives and materials for courses, which includes identifying areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.
- To teach overseas at WMG’s teaching centres, as required.
- To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
- To participate in and develop internal and external networks, contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work and contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.
- To undertake any other duties, such as administration, as required.
POST TITLE: Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Healthcare
DEPARTMENT: Institute of Digital Healthcare
The post-holder must be able
|ESSENTIAL (E) or
a) Application Form
|A bachelor degree (2:1) in digital healthcare or a related field such as health informatics, computer science, software engineering, etc.||E||a, c|
|A proven academic or professional track record, including teaching experience, in the field of digital healthcare or a related field such as health informatics, computer science, software engineering, etc.||E||a, c, d|
|Teaching management/administration experience (such as module lead)||E||a, c, d|
|High level of self-motivation||E||a, c|
|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|
|Strong IT skills / computer literacy knowledge and experience of standard software packages||E||a, c|
|Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching||E||a, c|
|A relevant doctoral or professional qualification||D||a, c|
|Experience or ability in design, development and delivery of teaching materials and programmes, including multimedia and online materials||D||a, c|
|Student admissions experience||D||a, c|
|Experience or an understanding of healthcare applications/organisations||D||a, c|