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Lecturer in Mental Health (Teaching & Scholarship)

Hull York Medical School
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University of York or Hull
Hours of work
Contract status
40,322 - 49,553 a year
Interview Date
Wednesday 6 October 2021 and Thursday 7 October 2021
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The Hull York Medical School is a different kind of Medical School.  The joint medical school of the Universities of Hull and York, we have a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting, contemporary schools.  Our innovative curriculum and focus on problem based learning and early and sustained clinical exposure ensures that students on our MB BS programme develop the problem solving, analytical and communication skills and resilience needed to deliver a high standard of care to people with complex needs and from a variety of backgrounds.  The School is currently undergoing expansion following a successful bid to expand the number of undergraduate medical student places. We aspire to being sector leading in our approach to mental health, building on a great heritage in mental health research at the University of York.  


The purpose of the role is to support the development and delivery of the new Masters in Mental Health Research and to support the development and delivery of mental health within our Medicine and Physician Associate curricula. 

The MSc in Mental Health Research will include two new bespoke mental health modules combined with existing Health Science modules and a dissertation by publishable research paper.

Within the MB BS, issues relating to mental health first appear within our ‘Health and Society’ theme and the Psychological Medicine Block in Year 1, and are developed in Problem Based Learning scenarios and clinical placements, with specific mental health placements in Phase II of our programme (years 3 and 4).  Our ethos is to give students an understanding of the interactions between physical, psychological and social as the determinants of health and illness.  The post holder will be responsible for the development of resources to support the students

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

Essential criteria assessable at shortlisting include:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Postgraduate qualification in subject relevant to mental health
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Knowledge in mental health to design & develop teaching programmes
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques and methodologies
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Ability to innovate in teaching and learning
  • Ability to disseminate scholarly work
  • Experience of using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • Evidence of successful planning and teaching design across a range of modules

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Laura Mongan, Academic Lead Phase 1 MB BS,  or Professor Dean Mcmillan, Professor of Clinical Psychology

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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