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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Social Work with Children and Families (up to two posts available)

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University of Bristol

Job number: ACAD102492
Division/School: School for Policy Studies
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £36,001 - £40,523 per annum (grade J, Lecturer) or £41,709 - £46,925 per annum (grade K, Lecturer) or £49,772 - £55,998 per annum (grade L, Senior Lecturer/Reader)
Location: Bristol, UK

The School for Policy Studies wishes to appoint either a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Social Work with Children and Families to contribute to postgraduate social work education and to social work research.

There are up to two full time posts available from 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts are located on Pathway One. One post will be appointed at Profile Level b (Lecturer, grade J) and the second post will be appointed at either Profile Level c (Lecturer, grade K) or Profile Level d (Senior Lecturer or Reader, grade L) of the University’s Academic Pathways depending on relevant experience of the successful candidates.

The University of Bristol has a long-standing reputation for excellence in social work education, with an emphasis on evidence informed practice. It offers an MSc in Social Work and a post-qualifying programme in Social Work with Children and Families. Both programmes are delivered by a core social work team, and each is led by a Programme Director. Other subject specialists from the School provide additional teaching.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of our MSc in Social Work and our post-qualifying programme in Social Work with Children and Families.

Candidates should have experience of delivering high quality social work education, preferably in a higher education context; specialist knowledge and skills in one or more aspect of social work with children and families, with experience of relevant social work practice; and excellent administrative skills. Candidates should also have a professional qualification or equivalent in social work; be registered or be eligible to register as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council or equivalent; and a good first degree or equivalent.

For appointment at Senior Lecturer or Reader level candidates would also be expected to demonstrate an ability to lead and develop a major teaching programme; a clear track record of research-based publications in high quality academic journals; and an established national or international reputation in an area of social work or social work research, including independently securing external funding to support research.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 18 April 2017.

It is expected that the final selection process will be held on 3 and/or 4 May 2017.

For informal enquiries please contact Christina Pantazis (Email: or tel: +44 (0)117 954 6766) or Geraldine Macdonald (email or tel: +44 (0)117 954 6729).

To apply, please click here.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Status: Lecturer
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 15 Mar 2017
Expiry date: 18 Apr 2017
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