Teaching Fellow

Job summary

This role provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop a career in public health with a focus on participatory methods, public involvement and engagement and co-production. It is an opportunity to broaden your educational experience in an exciting multi-disciplinary environment, and to develop practical skills as an educator in the field - but with unique focus on the provision of digital education and innovation in teaching methods....

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01158
  • Date posted 5 April 2019
  • Closing date 7 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

This role provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop a career in public health with a focus on participatory methods, public involvement and engagement and co-production. It is an opportunity to broaden your educational experience in an exciting multi-disciplinary environment, and to develop practical skills as an educator in the field - but with unique focus on the provision of digital education and innovation in teaching methods.

Applications are invited to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology located at the St Mary’s campus, Paddington. The department is based within Imperial College London’s School of Public Health.  

The Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC)

PERC is a core facility of the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) which undertakes research on involvement in and engagement with translational research and leads on patient and public involvement and engagement in research across the Faculty of Medicine. As part of this function it develops and delivers a range of education and training programmes for staff, students, patients and the public.

Global Master of Public Health (GMPH)

The School of Public Health within the Faculty of Medicine is developing a fully online degree, Global Master of Public Health, to make its educational provision available to a wider and more diverse audience. The GMPH builds on a successful on-campus MPH, MSc in Epidemiology and MSc in Health Data Analytics and Machine Learning. The teaching also draws on experiences from an undergraduate intercalated BSc in Global Health.

Duties and responsibilities

This new post is to support and further develop an expanding programme of teaching and training in the area of participatory methods in public health. The post will cover two main responsibilities

  1. PERC training: Delivery and further development of PERC training in patient and public involvement, engagement and co-production for researchers, clinicians, students and members of the public.
  2. Participatory methods in public health online module: Design, development and delivery of an online module in participatory methods in public health, an optional course within the GMPH.

Essential requirements

Candidates will require a Master’s degree in Public Health or relevant discipline, or equivalent experience with excellent knowledge of participatory methods in health research and practice. Ability to design innovative online courses and contribute to appropriate curriculum development and assessment methods, is essential.

Further information

This post is full time & fixed term for 2 years in the first instance. Flexible opportunities may be available (minimum 0.6 FTE). The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact Prof Helen Ward: h.ward@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.