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Professor/Reader in Public Health

Hull York Medical School and Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Role Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a joint appointment between the Hull York Medical School and the Department of Health Sciences.  You will conduct their research within Public Health and Society Research Group in the Department of Health Sciences and contribute to teaching and leadership within the Medical School. This appointment is part of a key strategic focus aimed at strengthening public health research at the University of York. You will contribute to internationally outstanding research and scholarship, particularly addressing public health questions related to interventions.

The Role
We are seeking an individual with a demonstrable track record of research in public health interventions.  The successful candidate will be conversant with the range of health service research methods, and in particular, will have expertise of trials in different settings. The appointee will provide leadership in the teaching of public health interventions within the Medical School and the University.

The main duties of the role include planning, managing and conducting research projects related to the public health interventions. This will include communicating the results of research to different groups and contributing to the production of research outputs. Duties include the delivery of lectures for undergraduate students on Public Health, including curriculum development.

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • PhD in relevant subject
  • national/international reputation in public health
  • evidence of significant external funding for research related to public health interventions
  • ability to design and deliver lectures for undergraduate students on public health
  • In addition, at Reader level:
  • experience of generating new and  innovative research ideas, identifying opportunities for collaborative research, and developing research projects generating external research funding

Informal research related enquiries can be made to Professor Una Macleod, Dean Hull York Medical School or Professor Karl Atkin, Head of Department of Health Sciences

Closing date: 26 February 2020
Interview date: 16 March 2020

Why York?
The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research.

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.