Professor / Reader / Senior Lecturer in Population Health

Queen Mary University of London Institute of Population Health Sciences

United Kingdom

Youth Resilience Research Unit Lead - Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer 

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences

Salary: £55,840 per annum or above depending on experience

Reference: QMUL22718

Location: Whitechapel

Date posted: 24-Sep-2020

Closing date: 16-Nov-2020


About the Role

The Youth Resilience Research Unit (YRRU; launching 1 March 2021) within the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health invites applications for a tenured position as Professor / Reader / Senior Lecturer in Youth Mental Health (appointment to be made depending on experience). The post is envisaged as a non-clinical one, however, one day of clinical work can be arranged with East London NHS Foundation Trust, if relevant.

As part of this role, the successful candidate will make significant, high quality contributions to research in youth mental health nationally and internationally, and actively contribute to knowledge creation and dissemination within the overall strategy of QMUL. This will include developing research proposals, seeking out research funding, and writing publications worthy of inclusion in the Research Excellence Framework. This role also includes postgraduate teaching and supervising PhD students. A key aspect of this role is collaboration with colleagues in research activities, both internally and externally with other Higher Education Institutes and/or non-academic organisations, including NHS Trusts and organisations in the community (e.g., arts organisations).

About You

Applicants should be qualified and committed to developing and leading a new research unit in youth mental health (flexible age boundary range). The successful candidate should demonstrate a clear potential to enhance the scope of research in youth mental health, including a focus on how young people use resources outside health services to overcome mental distress.

Candidates will be expected to meet University of London standards for the academic level of the appointment and have national and international standing in a relevant research area, as established by outstanding contributions through publications, leading multi-disciplinary research, and teaching and administration.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Newham Centre for Mental Health in London. It is full time (37.5 hours per week), permanent appointment, with an expected start date of March 2021. The starting salary will be by negotiation within the range for Professor, Reader, or Senior Lecturer, depending on experience, and inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Stefan Priebe at or on +44 (0) 020 7540 4210.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 16 November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held in the last week of November 2020 or shortly thereafter.

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