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									                                 JOB DESCRIPTION

POST TITLE:                             Assistant Professor / Lecturer or
                                        Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in
                                        Healthcare Innovation & Improvement (HII) /
                                        Quality of Care (QoC)

COLLABORATIVE LINE                      Professor Justin Waring, Head of International
MANAGERS:                               Centre for Governance and Public
                                        Management, Warwick Business School (WBS)
                                        Professor Mark Taylor, Dean, Warwick
                                        Business School, UoW
                                        Dr Nynke van den Broek, Senior Clinical
                                        Lecturer in Sexual Reproductive Health, LSTM
                                        Professor Joe Valadez, Professor of
                                        International Health, LSTM

SALARY:

LOCATION:                               Flexible, either Liverpool or Coventry

DURATION:                               Indefinite, linked to funding

REFERENCE NUMBER:                       LSTM/UOW09

CLOSING DATE:                           31 May 2012

JOB ROLE:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to further strengthen the profile of LSTM and WBS in
research synthesis through the appointment of a promising candidate to a faculty position.
We are looking for an individual with an excellent research profile and the ability to
successfully develop a competitive research programme related to research synthesis and
its application in health in middle and low income countries that is both excellent and
international.

The appointed candidate would be expected to develop and help manage a portfolio of
systematic reviews and primary research relevant to the Millennium Development Goals in
malaria, tuberculosis, other tropical diseases, or some other problems relevant to middle and
low income countries.
The appointed candidate would be expected to foster further synergies and collaborative
projects with the newly established Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery
(CAHRD) at LSTM and WBS, as well as with other national and international stakeholders.
commensurate with the level of appointment. The successful applicant would be expected to
contribute to the LSTM and WBS teaching programme, administration and strategic
planning.

JOB PURPOSE:

To initiate, develop, deliver, lead and publish research which is considered internationally
excellent in the required subject area. To generate research grant income. To teach on the
range of programmes offered by LSTM and WBS. To establish and lead collaborative
activities with appropriate stakeholders.

MAIN DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

   1. To establish an international reputation in HII/QoC approaches to monitoring and
       evaluating diverse Healthcare interventions in areas that could include but not be
       limited to: maternal and child health care, and HIV/TB services.
   2. To carry out independent research of an international standard.
   3. To contribute to the research activities of the LSTM and Warwick Business School by
       developing research objectives, projects and proposals in a distinctive area of Quality
       of Care research, and by conducting individual and collaborative research projects.
   4. To secure external grant income to support research projects and to realise these
       objectives.
   5. To disseminate the outcomes of the post holder’s research via publication in scientific
       literature, presentations at conferences and other appropriate media. To sustain an
       extensive track record of highly rated published research findings, maintaining an
       expert reputation in a subject area at international level.
   6. To publish research outcomes in appropriate refereed journals of international
       standing, and publish and to disseminate the results of research in other outlets.
   7. Contribute significantly to the reputation of LSTM and WBS as a Centre of Research
       Excellence in Healthcare Innovation & Improvement in a manner that impacts
       positively upon the UK Universities’ Research Excellence Framework exercise.
   8. To act as a Team Leader and Mentor, providing appropriate leadership and guidance
       to members of your Research team and others at LSTM and WBS.
   9. To encourage and work with other members of the Group/University on joint research
       activities (where appropriate).
   10. Develop innovative approaches that advance the assessment of Healthcare
       Innovation & Improvement/ Quality of Care (HII/QoC) and the design of HII/QoC
       improvement packages in low resource settings
   11. To carry out research in order to increase the quality of services in low resource
       settings and our understanding of factors contributing to low quality services.
   12. Actively engage in HII/QoC Technical Assistance in strategically selected countries.

Teaching and Learning Support

   13. To engage in teaching at all levels using relevant teaching methods, e.g. lectures,
       seminars, tutorials, etc.
   14. To maintain a broad knowledge of up to date research and scholarship in relevant
       fields to ensure that teaching meets the standard expected within a research-led
       University.
   15. To support and comply with the LSTM, University and Departmental teaching quality
       assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as
       may be required by them
   16. As appropriate, to undertake curriculum and course design and deliver material
       across a range of programmes of study at various levels, using appropriate teaching,
       learning support and assessment methods, reviewing and improving as required.
   17. As requested, to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects and,
       where appropriate, placements and field trips.
   18. To take responsibility for academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions,
       marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery
       of high quality teaching.

Administration and Other Activities

   19. To undertake administrative duties as requested in support of the Organisation or
       Department.


The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list, but provide
guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post holder will be required to be flexible in
their duties, and to ensure compliance with health and safety and equal opportunities in all
aspects of work.
                                Person Specification

Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer

   Criteria                       Competencies                       Essential   Assessment
                                                                     Desirable
                PhD or earned doctorate with appropriate post           E
Education &     graduate education in organisation and                            Application
Training        management, health services research or other                      Form/CV
                relevant subject area with experience of HII/QoC
                research

                A good Honours degree or equivalent in relevant         E
                discipline.
                Experience of working in an area of HII/QoC             E
Experience      research.                                                         Application
                                                                                     Form,
                Experience in HII/QoC research methods.                 E        Assessment,
                                                                                 Interview and
                Strong record of international level peer               E         References
                reviewed publications and of research and
                planning for future research.

                Evidence of excellent teaching at all levels.           E

                Significant experience of innovation in teaching        E
                and training, design and delivery.

                Knowledge and understanding of health                   E
                systems and service delivery.

                Committed to the use of evidence based                  E
                approaches with demonstrated use of related
                approaches.

                Experience of leading teams in both delivery of         E
                work and proposal development/clear potential
                to do this.

                Experience of designing methods and tools to            E
                assess and improve the HII/QoC of health
                services.

                Strong record of generating significant external        D
                funding (grants, contracts etc.) to support
                research projects.

                Successfully leading research programmes.               D

                Ability to form networks of collaborators in other      D
                academic institutions, including overseas
                scientists.

                Evidence of successful line management                  D
                    experience.
                    Supervision of research students/control              D
                    programme staff.

                    Experience of research in the developing world,       D
                    particularly Africa.


                    Experience of introducing and implementing            D
                    HII/QoC assessments in low resource settings.

                    Experience of working at either the level of health   D
                    facilities or community health.


                    Successful work experience in low and high            D
                    income countries.

                    Experience working with Ministries of Health,         D
                    bilateral donors and / or UN organisations.
                    Ability to develop a multidisciplinary research       E
Skills, Abilities   programme that includes stakeholders from                  Application
and Knowledge       academia, industry, NGOs, Ministries of Health,               Form,
                    etc.                                                      Assessment,
                                                                              Interview and
                    Ability to initiate, plan organise, implement and     E    References
                    deliver major programmes of work.

                    Strong communication (both oral and written)          E
                    presentation skills.

                    Competency in IT and familiarity with a               E
                    computerised environment.

                    Demonstrable ability to work in a collegiate,         E
                    multi-cultural and interdisciplinary setting.

                    Research skills appropriate to the establishment      E
                    of a world class programme of basic or applied
                    research on HII/QoC.

                    Quality assurance as used in health systems           E
                    and/or in industry.

                    Monitoring and evaluation techniques.                 E

                    Ability to form networks of collaborators in other    D
                    academic institutions, including overseas
                    scientists.

                    Ability to initiate development in the curriculum     D
                    and to take responsibility for the effective and
                    efficient delivery of teaching programmes.

                    Health Systems Research.                              D
                Health Information Systems.                           D
                Leading, motivating and collaborating within          E
Special         highly successful teams.                                  Assessment
Aptitudes                                                                     and
                Excellent organisational and administrative skills.   E    Interview

                Diplomacy.                                            E

                Enthusiastic approach to work.                        E

                Cultural awareness.                                   E

                Willingness to participate in strategic development   E
                and execution of LSTM activities.

                Effective interpersonal skills.                       E
                Willingness to travel between LSTM and                E
Circumstances   University of Warwick.                                     Interview

                Willingness and ability to travel overseas as         E
                required for the research project.
                                 Person Specification

Assistant Professor/ Lecturer

   Criteria                        Competencies                       Essential   Assessment
                                                                      Desirable
                 PhD or earned doctorate with appropriate post           E
Education &      graduate education in organisation and                            Application
Training         management, health services research or other                      Form/CV
                 relevant subject area with experience of HII/QoC
                 research

                 A good Honours degree or equivalent in relevant         E
                 discipline.
                 Experience of working in an area of HII/QoC             E         Application
Experience       research.                                                            Form,
                                                                                  Assessment,
                 Experience in HII/QoC research methods.                 E        Interview and
                                                                                   References
                 Good record of international level peer reviewed        E
                 publications and of research and planning for
                 future research.

                 Evidence of good teaching at all levels.                E

                 Experience of innovation in teaching and training,      E
                 design and delivery.

                 Experience of designing methods and tools to            E
                 assess and improve the HII/QoC of health
                 services.

                 Knowledge and understanding of health                   E
                 systems and service delivery.

                 Committed to the use of evidence based                  E
                 approaches with demonstrated use of related
                 approaches.

                 Experience of leading teams in both delivery of         E
                 work and proposal development/clear potential
                 to do this.

                 Good record of generating significant external          D
                 funding (grants, contracts etc.) to support
                 research projects.

                 Experience of leading research programmes.              D

                 Ability to form networks of collaborators in other      D
                 academic institutions, including overseas
                 scientists.

                 Evidence of line management experience.                 D
                    Supervision of research students/control              D
                    programme staff.

                    Experience of research in the developing world,       D
                    particularly Africa.


                    Experience of introducing and implementing            D
                    HII/QoC assessments in low resource settings.

                    Experience of working at either the level of health   D
                    facilities or community health.


                    Successful work experience in low and high            D
                    income countries.

                    Experience working with Ministries of Health,         D
                    bilateral donors and / or UN organisations.
                    Ability to develop a multidisciplinary research       E
Skills, Abilities   programme that includes stakeholders from                  Application
and Knowledge       academia, industry, NGOs, Ministries of Health,               Form,
                    etc.                                                      Assessment,
                                                                              Interview and
                    Ability to initiate, plan organise, implement and     E    References
                    deliver major programmes of work.

                    Strong communication (both oral and written)          E
                    presentation skills.

                    Competency in IT and familiarity with a               E
                    computerised environment.

                    Demonstrable ability to work in a collegiate,         E
                    multi-cultural and interdisciplinary setting.

                    Research skills appropriate to the establishment      E
                    of a world class programme of basic or applied
                    research on HII/QoC.

                    Quality assurance as used in health systems           E
                    and/or in industry.

                    Monitoring and evaluation techniques.                 E

                    Ability to form networks of collaborators in other    D
                    academic institutions, including overseas
                    scientists.

                    Ability to initiate development in the curriculum     D
                    and to take responsibility for the effective and
                    efficient delivery of teaching programmes.

                    Health Systems Research.                              D
                Health Information Systems.                           D

                Leading, motivating and collaborating within          E   Assessment
Special         highly successful teams.                                      and
Aptitudes                                                                  Interview
                Excellent organisational and administrative skills.   E

                Diplomacy.                                            E

                Enthusiastic approach to work.                        E

                Cultural awareness.                                   E

                Willingness to participate in strategic development   E
                and execution of LSTM activities.

                Effective interpersonal skills.                       E
                Willingness to travel between LSTM and                E
Circumstances   University of Warwick.                                     Interview

                Willingness and ability to travel overseas as         E
                required for the research project.
                                  FURTHER PARTICULARS

The University of Warwick, one of the UK’s leading Universities and Liverpool School of
Tropical Medicine (LSTM) are making a number of new appointments as part of an
exciting new collaboration around Tropical Medicine.

For further information on this partnership visit:
www.warwick.ac.uk/about/partnerships/lstm

LSTM have identified a number of key areas, where exciting opportunities have been
created that will enhance our ability to shape global health initiatives and deliver health
improvement over the next decade. LSTM’s commitment to the implementation of science
is shared with the University of Warwick and, in partnership, we have identified a number
of key appointments.

We are looking to recruit both established and potential world leaders in areas of
biomedical science, public health and related disciplines that are of relevance to the
mission of both institutions in global health research. All posts based in the UK will require
close interaction and travel between LSTM and the University of Warwick and most will
involve overseas travel.

The appointments will be joint, where the successful applicant will be employed by both
organisations. As the relationship between the two organisations develops it may be
necessary to make changes to the terms and conditions of a contract. This would not
impact on salary or duration of the contract.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

LSTM is a leading innovator in global health with a £220 million research portfolio that
bridges research activity from laboratory science to health policy. We are working across
the whole spectrum of Applied Health Research, including operational implementation &
health systems research to provide the evidence base for cost-effective and affordable
interventions.

For further information about the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, please visit our
website at http://www.lstmliverpool.ac.uk/

The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick has a turnover of over £400M and employs over 5000 staff
spread across 28 Departments and 30 Research Centres. The University has a total student
population of over 24,000 and has been consistently ranked among the top 10 UK
Universities as measured by the quality of both its research and its teaching.

For further information about the following please visit our website at:

University of Warwick:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/jobsintro/furtherparticulars
For details on working at Warwick, see:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/jobsintro/working


Warwick Business School

Warwick Business School is one of Europe’s largest and most highly-regarded business
schools, and one of only 55 triple-accredited business schools worldwide. Our Dean,
Professor Mark Taylor, has high ambitions for the School and has developed the following
Vision and Mission Statement:

Our Vision:
       to be the leading university-based business school in Europe.

Our Mission:
      produce world-class leaders who think on a global scale and respond creatively
         and dynamically to innovation and change
      publish leading-edge, world-class research that influences the way businesses are
         managed and led and the way organisations operate
      provide a strong return on investment for our students and alumni over their entire
         careers

Following the appointment of a new Dean in 2010, WBS has pursued a vigorous and
ambitious strategy to push the School forward, including hiring over thirty new academic
staff, obtaining major research funding, developing a new and outstanding behavioural
science research and teaching group, forming innovative strategic partnerships with world-
class organisations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Design Council, and
updating and extending our teaching programmes to respond to the needs of business,
industry, government and society. We are continuing our search for top-flight talent to join
our outstanding faculty and help us achieve our ambitious targets.

For further information about Warwick Business School (WBS), please see our website at
www.wbs.ac.uk/.

The job role

Interested candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries to any of the following:

Mrs Christine Greenway, HR Director, LSTM
Email: greenway@liverpool.ac.uk          Tel No: 0151 705 3715

Professor Steve Ward, Deputy Director, LSTM
Email: saward@liverpool.ac.uk             Tel No: 0151 705 2563

Professor Peter Winstanley, Dean of Medicine, UoW
Email: p.winstanley@warwick.ac.uk        Tel No: 02476 573080

Dr Julia Smith, HR Manager, UoW
Email: julia.e.smith@warwick.ac.uk          Tel No. 02476 575868
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure service to assess
applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the CRB
Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a
Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is
available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the CRB
Code of Practice.

								
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