University of Abertay Dundee

University of Abertay Dundee

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing/Nursing

United Kingdom

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Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing/Nursing

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Grade 8 (£45,585 - £54,395)

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Full time

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School of Applied Sciences


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Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing/Nursing

School of Applied Sciences

Full-time – Indefinite

Grade 8 (£45,585 - £54,395)

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We are known for high quality, well-directed teaching and research that have a real impact, as well as a stimulating and enriching experience for our students. In 2021 its commitment to quality teaching earned Abertay the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide's award of University of the Year for Teaching Quality.

Dundee, Scotland's sunniest city, is conveniently located with easy access to beautiful coastlines, spectacular lochs, glens and forest yet within an hour's reach of Scotland's larger commercial centres. The city and the university have undergone significant transformation in the last decade reflected in the city achieving the UK's first UNESCO City of Design status and the university being short-listed for the Times Higher Education University of the Year award in 2016. The University now seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing/Nursing within the School of Applied Sciences.

The School of Applied Sciences delivers programmes and applied research in the areas of mental health nursing, counselling, biomedical sciences, psychology, forensic sciences, engineering, food science, and sport and exercise sciences. There has been significant growth in the School's research output in recent years.

The Main Purpose of the Role

You will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level as required; and will undertake research and / or knowledge exchange activities appropriate to the University's Strategic Plan. In addition to teaching, provide academic leadership including module and / or programme coordination as appropriate, and support / mentoring for colleagues.

Role Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Influence curriculum development to ensure appropriate integration of area of expertise from research and / or knowledge exchange activities.
  • Teach, innovating as appropriate to the advantage of student learning, and delivering a positive and enriching student experience.
  • Undertake a range of teaching related activities such as preparing and delivering teaching and assessment materials and acting as a module and / or programme leader as required.
  • Provide academic guidance and advice, based on a student's specific circumstances to:

  • support students in becoming independent learners
  • guide students in developing good self-management skills
  • monitor progress analytically and identify potential issues, and appropriate solutions
  • inform students of the range of support services available and facilitate access
  • Grow an in-depth understanding of own specialism, generating income as appropriate to the discipline and enabling the development of new knowledge and understanding, effectively sharing new knowledge internally and externally. The specialism may lie within a range of research and / or knowledge exchange areas consistent with the University's Strategy.

  • Liaise and network with other institutions and organisations to contribute to the development of the individual's discipline/profession, actively engaging with the discipline / profession, e.g. professional and accreditation bodies, research funding agencies and employers.
  • As an active citizen of the University, promote a collegial approach to delivering on a range of activities which contribute to the intellectual life of the institution.
  • If you wish to discuss the role, or are not sure if your experience and qualifications are suitable, please contact [email protected].

    The candidate brief details the job description, person specification and application details.

    If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application by clicking apply online below.

    Please note that we will only accept applications through our online recruitment system.

    Committed to Equal Opportunities

    Abertay University is a Scottish Registered Charity,

    No: SC016040

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    Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing/Nursing


    University of Abertay Dundee


    United Kingdom


    September 13, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 25, 2023

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    About the employer

    Abertay University was established as the Dundee Technical Institute in 1888 in Dundee. On August 17th, 1994, it officially became the University of Abertay Dundee. Notably, the university has been promoting itself by its current name since 2014.

    Situated in the Dundee city center, the Abertay University campus features excellent infrastructure and offers several modern amenities. It is conveniently located near the city's main bus and train stations. The campus consists of several academic, recreational, and administrative buildings including Kydd Building, Old College, Hannah Maclure Centre, and Students Centre. All these buildings are grouped around the Bernard King Library in the Bell Street Complex. The four major academic buildings, namely Kydd building, Graham Building, Baxter Building, and Old College building feature spacious classrooms, laboratories, and study areas. The campus offers excellent residential and dining facilities too. Also, it is home to 13 sports clubs supporting more than 23 social and competitive teams.

    Abertay University offers numerous postgraduate, undergraduate and research programs in various fields such as business, engineering, computer science, computer games, law, nursing, pharmacy, sports, economics, finance, and behavioral sciences. It also offers a number of preparation and English language courses. The university houses over 4,000 students including lots of foreign students and a team of distinguished and qualified faculty members. It also offers many career services to students. Around 95% of the university's graduates find employment or enroll in further studies within six months of finishing graduation.

    Abertay University has over 25,000 alumni including numerous notable and successful names. Shehzad Afzal is a writer, producer, director and game designer known for directing and producing Bo Kata, a famous documentary film. Vikki Bunce is a professional field hockey player who plays for Scotland at the national level. Joe FitzPatrick is Scotland's Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing. Stewart Hosie is the former deputy leader of the Scottish National Party. David Jones is an accomplished video game developer who created Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings. Iain McNicol was the GMB Union's National Political Officer and the general secretary of the British Labour Party. Andy Nicol is a popular rugby player. Brian Souter is a successful businessman and the founder of the Stagecoach Group. The university has produced many other distinguished graduates.

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