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Lecturer/Associate Professor or Senior/Principal Teaching Fellow in Mental Health Nursing

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £64,145
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 15 March 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1332421CF

We are seeking a Registered Mental Health Nurse active on the NMC register to join the Nursing Midwifery and Health Department at the University of Southampton. You will help us deliver our highly valued undergraduate and postgraduate, pre-registration, mental health, and dual field qualification nursing programmes, and contribute to our well-developed research portfolio.

If your application is commensurate to the requirements for a balanced portfolio (research and education) your title will be Lecturer or Associate Professor (as commensurate with the pathway and level of job description attached). If your application is commensurate to the requirements primarily for an educationalist, your title will be Senior Teaching Fellow or Principal Teaching Fellow on an education pathway (as commensurate with the pathway and level of job description attached).

You will need strong evidence of educational leadership and research leadership. If you are applying for a balanced portfolio, you will have a sound track record of successful and significant research grant applications and high-quality journal publications. You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Mental Health Nursing. You will have an appreciation of issues facing contemporary clinical practice and health services nationally and internationally. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for high quality nursing education and has a strong vision for how education and research can transform care. If this is you, we would be pleased to hear from you.

The University of Southampton is one of the top 100 universities in the world. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Nursing at Southampton is currently ranked 5th in the world, and 2nd in the UK according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2020. It is a leading university for Health Sciences research, ranked first in the UK in for overall quality and research intensity, with 100% of our research environment and impact attracting top ratings (REF 2014).  

Our clinical academic programme in Health Sciences leads the UK in its scale, quality and innovative nature, and this, together with our interdisciplinary research collaborations, has underpinned the development of high quality research that addresses issues of high relevance to health service users, providers and commissioners. Mental Health is an NHS and government priority. We currently have Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy programmes, and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner programmes (IAPT – also provided by the School of Psychology) which specifically address mental health. In addition to this advertised post, a Mental Health Professorial post is in development to lead Mental Health across the School.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Dawn-Marie Walker:

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1332421CF on all correspondence. 

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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