Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Closing Date: Friday 12 February 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 004A2021

The University of East London is a careers-led university, dedicated to helping our students develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. We pride ourselves on the real-world impact of our courses and play a key role in the provision of education services and professional development throughout East London and beyond. The School of Education and Communities is a highly successful provider of education, early childhood, special needs, social work and teacher education and training courses. We promote a strong research culture, building on our reputation for innovation within education and communities. Within this context, the Social Work subject delivers strong social work provision at undergraduate, post-graduate, and post-qualifying levels. Our BA(Hons) Social Work, has been listed amongst the 20 Best UK Universities for Social Work courses in the Guardian League Tables since 2018 and amongst the top 10 in 2018 and 2019. Through its link with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust our qualifying MA Social Work course, the only of its kind in the UK, promotes increasingly relevant relationship-based approaches.

The Department of Social Work and Social Sciences is seeking to recruit passionate academic staff for the above post to contribute to the development of current practice within the subject area. Educated to degree level, you will have up-to-date knowledge of current professional and academic developments in the field of Social Work. Teaching experience is essential, as is a profile of research and publication in Social Work or related disciplines. We are committed to expanding our research profile and continually developing provision that reflects the multidisciplinary nature and diversity of our stakeholders. An enthusiasm to embrace change, work as part of the innovative team and become involved in the growing research profile of the school is essential. As a Faculty we also welcome candidates whose research work will resonate with current issues and has the potential for significant long-term academic and societal impact.

You will be joining a School and Faculty that is building a strong interdisciplinary and cross-professional approach to addressing current and emergent challenges facing society. This offers an exciting opportunity for you to be involved in moving the University forward with its strategic plan to deliver a sustainable Social Work workforce for the region in collaboration with our stakeholders and employer partners. An enthusiasm to embrace change, work as part of the innovative team and become involved in the growing research profile of the school is essential. We welcome applications from individuals with practice experience in one or more of the areas of mental health, disability, older adult services or children and families.

We also offer a great range of benefits including a generous pension, family friendly policies and an on-site nursery and gym at our Docklands Campus.

For more details and to apply please visit our website.

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.


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Published: 2021-01-08