Clinical Professor

Robert Gordon University

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Job Summary

The position is a newly created post in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Robert Gordon University and is jointly funded by NHS Grampian. The post holder will play a key role in providing strategic leadership for research and development of staff to increase capacity and capability for research and knowledge transfer between the two partners.

The newly established North East Scotland Centre for Applied Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (NoSCAR) has established a community of clinical and academic Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs). Members share interests in health and social care research and care improvement which seeks to nurture, develop and support a sustainable culture of research through our NMAHP network. It will do so by building research capacity and capability across the region to inform contemporary practice and models of care.

You will provide operational leadership to the NoSCAR group fostering wider engagement and impact with the University and other strategic partners. You will develop and lead programmatic research with national and/or international impact and profile; contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise postgraduate research students, and undertake management and leadership duties commensurate with the role in the School of Nursing and Midwifery with a particular focus on the delivery of the school research strategy and REF 2021.

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For a confidential discussion about the opportunity please contact Ian Jeffcott on tel: +44 (0) 1824 705731 or at

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Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

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Closing date: 25th February 2018.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities are to
1. Develop and lead programmatic research in areas consistent with the strategic priorities of the School and NHS Grampian, ensuring the research is of at least national and preferably international significance.
2. Lead collaborative research projects as appropriate to the research theme with national and international partners.
3. Provide leadership to clinical academic staff.
4. Enhance research capacity and capability, knowledge transfer and scholarly activity within the school and NHS Grampian, fostering a research culture and research informed teaching and clinical practice.
5. Establish and maintain a sustainable research team in the field through developing a research environment that fosters excellence in the pursuit of research and impacts on clinical practice and patient care.
6. Support and promote a culture, through research, where delivering evidence based care is the norm.
7. Network widely nationally and internationally for the purpose of building the reputation of the research within the School, University, NHS Board partner, as well as building and maintaining relationships with the Chief Scientists Office, partner boards, strategic partners and wider research community.
8. Attract external funding to support research activity in collaboration with other Universities, NHS partners or organisations as appropriate to the research theme.
9. Maintain a regular output of high quality research which is published in leading research journals and national/international conferences or other outputs as appropriate to the discipline.
10. Present research at national and/or international conferences and other appropriate events.
11. Contribute to the education (teaching and supervision) of students in the School and promote their learning opportunities through specialist teaching, sharing of research expertise and postgraduate research supervision.
12. Contribute to the development and implementation of research strategies in the School and in clinical practice.
13. Engage effectively to promote the wider impact of research, including knowledge or technology exchange and/or public engagement activities, involving a range of partnerships internally and with external organisations.
14. Undertake specific leadership roles in the School and NHS e.g. Principal Supervisor for PhD students, and contribute to institutional committees and working parties.
15. Represent the University and NHS in external relations as required.
16. Foster and develop internal or external networks of benefit to the School, University and NHS
17. Manage research project budgets and other resources
18. Contribute to research governance
19. Undertake continuous personal and professional development which contributes to knowledge and skills within the subject area
20. Comply with University and NHS policies relating to health and safety, equality of opportunity and data management
21. Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time commensurate with the grade

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD or equivalent doctoral level qualification in nursing.
NMC Registration or eligible for registration as a Nurse
UG degree in relevant discipline or equivalent qualification/experience

Knowledge and Experience

Clearly identified area of expertise as demonstrated through practice, research and community engagement.
Evidence of supervising at least two doctoral students to successful completion
Experience of strategic and operational leadership, planning and implementation capability.
Excellent record of research evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals competitive research grants and evidence of national and international recognition and esteem.
Up to date knowledge of content and methods of teaching and /or supporting learning including the value and use of learning technologies
Ability to articulate a research vision and strategy for development, implementation and delivery of successful research projects
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, communication style and team working
Evidence of positive working relationships within the University, community, and other partners
Commitment to excellence in research and teaching and to providing the highest quality experience for students
Commitment to working within professional and ethical codes of conduct


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Teacher qualification

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