Lecturer in Population Health

University of York Hull York Medical School

United Kingdom

Lecturer in Population Health (Teaching & Scholarship)

Department:Hull York Medical School
Based at:University of York or Hull
Hours of work:Full-time
Contract status:Open
Salary:40,322 a year
Posted Date:29/01/2021
Apply by:28/02/2021
Job Reference:9106

Role Description


The Hull York Medical School is a different kind of Medical School.  The joint medical school of the Universities of Hull and York, we have a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting, contemporary schools.  Our innovative curriculum and focus on problem based learning and early and sustained clinical exposure ensures that students on our MB BS programme develop the problem solving, analytical and communication skills and resilience needed to deliver a high standard of care to people with complex needs and from a variety of backgrounds.  The School is currently undergoing expansion following a successful bid to expand the number of undergraduate medical student places.  We therefore have an ambitious strategy for growth and diversification of our research and educational programmes. We aspire to being sector leading in our approach to population health, building on a great heritage in public health, particularly at the University of York.  


The purpose of the role is to support the development and delivery of the theme ’Health and Society’ within our undergraduate medicine curriculum and similar activities in our Physician Associate studies Masters programme. This aspect of our curriculum incorporates the disciplines underpinning Public Health: epidemiology; evidence-based practice; behavioural sciences; medical sociology; medical statistics; plus introductory content on health economics, quality management and the structure of the NHS. The Health and Society theme runs through all five years of the MB BS and is one of four longitudinal strands around which the curriculum is structured. The postholder will have a key role in the development and delivery of this theme.  We are particularly looking for someone with strong epidemiological skills, who will lead one of the discipline areas within the theme. Experience in assessment of population health sciences would be desirable. Our programmes are integrated, depending on a collaborative approach to delivery.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in a subject relevant to public health
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Knowledge in population health and science to design and develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support across different levels of academic activity
  • Specialist knowledge in epidemiology and quantitative methodologies used in population health and the application of these methods to assessment of evidence
  • Advanced and specialist IT knowledge related to the discipline of population health and science
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience
  • Ability to obtain new knowledge by theoretical and/or practical methods and to disseminate scholarly work
  • Experience in teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate or postgraduate level and of using different delivery techniques
  • Evidence of successful planning and teaching design across a range of modules
  • Ability to teach at any level within area of expertise, and across a range of subjects at a more introductory level
  • Ability to present specialist material in a logical, coherent and interesting manner, both to students and to fellow specialists
  • Enthusiasm and aptitude for teaching, with an ability to innovate in teaching and learning
  • Highly developed team working skills [Collaborative ethos; Positive attitude to colleagues and students]

Please see attached job description of full details of essential criteria for the post.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Una Macleod, Dean, Hull York Medical School:  una.macleod@hyms.ac.uk

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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