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Lecturer in Public Health

Health Sciences
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University of York
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40,322 - 49,553 per year
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The University of York wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Public Health within the Department of Health Sciences to contribute to high quality research and teaching.   This appointment is a key strategic development aimed at recruiting future leaders of public health that complement and expand the Department’s existing strengths.

The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large and successful multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and its commitment to policy and practice relevant teaching and research across a broad range of health-related disciplines.  

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals with an emerging national/international research reputation in Public Health which connects with one or more of the Department’s existing research themes: Public Health; Trials and Statistics; Health Services and Policy; Cancer Epidemiology; Cardiovascular Health; Mental Health and Addiction. 

Applicants should have evidence of attracting external grant support as well as a track record of publication.  They should be interested in developing collaborations with other researchers based within the inter-disciplinary departmental research environment, as well as the wider University.  Applicants should also be interested in contributing to Departmental and University strategies and in coordinating and delivering excellence in the teaching of our students.  

The Department offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (, and a vibrant PhD programme to which applicants would be expected to actively contribute to.


  • To develop research, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects
  • To lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes
  • To design, develop and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching related to public health and/or within a particular programme 
  • To contribute to the supervision of Masters and PhD students
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in a relevant subject area or equivalent experience
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete
  • Masters degree in public health or relevant masters with equivalent professional experience is desirable
  • Specialist knowledge in public health research
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies
  • Evidence of dissemination of research findings
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques and evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules
  • Well-developed analytical  and communication skills
  • Ability to extend, transform and apply knowledge form scholarship

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Patrick Doherty  or Professor Paul Galdas

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