Here at the University of Glasgow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies at our Dumfries Campus, the focus on end of life issues is intensifying. Next month our major project on Global Interventions at the end of life will get underway, with a great team of three full-time staff. I am pleased to say that we are now adding to this with a new full-time and permanent position of Lecturer in Social Science (End of Life Studies). This is a fantastic opportunity for a social scientist or person from a related discipline to join our expanding team to work on a collaborative programme of work at the cutting edge of new thinking and approaches.
We are looking for a person who can work closely with me and other colleagues to focus on end of life research opportunities within Scotland as a whole and also within our own rural region of Dumfries and Galloway. I believe there are considerable opportunities here and much that can be done to generate innovative research that can inform policy and practice development. At a time when NHS Scotland is developing a new strategic framework for action on palliative and end of life care, when the Scottish Parliament is considering an assisted suicide bill, and when wider social and cultural interest in end of life issues is growing apace – Scotland makes an ideal environment in which to develop new research and educational interventions in this field.
Interested persons can find the job advertisement below and a link to the University’s job vacancies page, where full particulars of the position can be located. Please get in touch with me if you would like to discuss the position further.
University of Glasgow
School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Dumfries Campus
Lecturer in Social Science (End of Life Studies)
Grade 7/8: £33,242- £37,394 / £40,847 – £47,328
Located on our beautiful Dumfries Campus, you will undertake high-quality interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange activities in end of life studies; actively contribute to teaching on the MA Health and Social Policy and on cognate postgraduate programmes. You will develop and maintain individual/joint research projects in related subject areas, in particular relating to end of life issues and, where appropriate, to secure external funding to support research.
You will be highly motivated, globally aware and eager to work across disciplinary boundaries to engage with worldwide issues in the delivery of end of life care. You should be qualified in a social sciences or related discipline
Those interested in applying for this post are encouraged to make informal enquiries to:
Dr Carol Hill, Head of School (firstname.lastname@example.org tel:+44 (0)1387 702006) and/or
Professor David Clark, Wellcome Trust Award Holder ‘Global Interventions at the End of Life’
David.email@example.com Tel: +44(0)1387 702049
Apply online at www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs
Closing date: 15 February 2015.
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