Clinical Chair in Public Health, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (IHS066A)

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Chair (Clinical) in Public Health within the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition and in partnership with the NHS Grampian (NHSG) Directorate of Public Health.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Clinical Consultant
Salary: £82,669 - £109,849
Ref No: IHS066A
Closing Date: 24-NOV-2019


Job Description

The creation of this post has been led by the University together with the NHSG Directorate of Public Health who have identified as a priority the appointment of a senior academic in their field who can add capacity in research leadership, publication, projects and outputs.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide high standards of research and academic leadership and should therefore already have an internationally recognised record in independent research as well as relevant clinical qualifications and experience.    A contribution to the teaching portfolio associated with Public Health and related areas is required.  The appointment will carry honorary consultant status, with appropriate clinical duties undertaken within the Public Health Directorate.

The NHS and the University will fund 5 and 6 sessions respectively.  A job plan will be agreed between the Director of Public Health and the Head of School.

This permanent post is aimed at individuals at Consultant level within Public Health who have already demonstrated commitment to a clinical academic career path and delivered excellence in both academic and clinical roles at a senior level.  The appointee will be accorded NHS Honorary Consultant status as appropriate and will contribute to the clinical work of the NHS Directorate. 

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Clinical Consultant salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 437068 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 November 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya, Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

01224 437965

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Bhattacharya.

Please quote reference number IHS066A on all correspondence 

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring.  The School is keen to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).

The University supports opportunities for flexible working for a range of reasons and has policies in place to facilitate this.  The policies can be found here:

The University’s commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award.  The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Disability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students.

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