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Reader in Public Health

Kent Medway Medical School

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  per annum
Clinical Academic
Grade:  Clinical Senior Lecturer/Reader
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Friday 12 February 2021
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 25 February 2021  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Friday 12 March 2021
Reference:  KMMS-070-21

This is your chance to join Kent and Medway Medical School in pioneering a new era of responsive, student-centred medical education. We are seeking an internationally recognised Reader in Public Health with expertise in epidemiology, health economics and/or medical statistics to deliver high-quality teaching and research in the field. 

This valuable post will support the delivery of an exceptional undergraduate medical curriculum for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BM BS). With regular contact with students, you will be an important role model for future scholarly medical practitioners.

This is a joint post with Medway Council Public Health with 40% of the role to be spent leading on and supporting work to enable Medway Council to deliver statutory public health responsibilities to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the population.

As a current medical practitioner on the GMC medical register, you will have an established bibliography of research publications and an established and growing reputation in your field of research and scholarship.

As Reader in Public Health you will:

  • deliver high-quality teaching to undergraduate BM BS students
  • undertake, publish and communicate original research if international quality in an area of Epidemiology / Public Health / Health Economics or Medical Statistics
  • conduct analysis of programme level quantitative data which will allow for triangulation between student feedback, student performance and use of resources
  • work with the Director of Public Health and consultant colleagues in public health work focusing on health protection, health improvement and oversight of health and care service quality and effectiveness

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have a primary medical qualification recognised by the GMC and be on the GMC register of medical practitioners with a current License to Practise (Public Health or be eligible for registration within six months of interview)
  • be educated to Doctorate level in a relevant specialist subject area (MD or PhD)
  • have an established bibliography of research publications such as journal contributions, books etc. 
  • be experienced in postgraduate or undergraduate teaching activities such as tutoring, professional training or assessment and examinations and developing innovative course material for learning and teaching

Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) has been created to be a beacon for first-class medical education and research. Bringing together the resources of the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, our whole ethos is one of partnership. At KMMS, our vision is to produce graduates with the curiosity and the academic, professional and clinical skills to find global solutions to local challenges – multi-talented individuals whose training will have prepared them to lead, manage and innovate in 21st Century healthcare. 

If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to help us achieve this, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Please see the links below for the job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process please contact the Resourcing Team at quoting reference number KMMS-070-21

A secondment opportunity may be considered for current staff members of Canterbury Christ Church University.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area
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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely. 

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