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Professor of Nursing

College of Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare

Salary:   £68,983 to £76,134 per annum
Release Date:   Tuesday 14 March 2023
Closing Date:   Sunday 23 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:   NURS313

The University of West London (UWL) are the:

Top modern* university in London - Guardian University League Tables 2022

35th university in the UK - Guardian University League Tables 2022

Number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction, student voice and academic support in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2022.

Best modern* London university (non-specialist) in the 2023 Complete University Guide.

Number 23 out of 121 universities nationwide in The Guardian University Guide 2023.

University of the Year for Student Experience and University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

UWL is ranked in the top 100 universities in the UK for the overall quality of our research and almost 80% of our research is rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment.

*Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992.

The University of West London is also pleased to announce that it has officially joined University Alliance (UA), the member organisation for professional and technical universities in the United Kingdom.

The College

The College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare (CNMH) is the largest School in UWL and a major provider of pre-registration and post-qualifying nursing, midwifery, paramedic, ODP, public health and apprenticeship education in London and Berkshire (undergraduate to doctoral).  

We are ranked as number one in England for student experience on our nursing courses in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, while our ever-popular mental health nursing courses are top in the UK for satisfaction with assessment and second in the UK for satisfaction with the course in the Guardian's University Guide 2023.

The Richard Wells Research Centre, based at the University of West London, conducts an active programme of research focusing on improving patient safety. The Centre conducts primary research, undertakes guideline development and review and, through its work as an internationally accredited centre for evidence-based practice, carries out comprehensive systematic reviews.

All CNMH academic staff are expected to teach on any of the UWL campuses, including Brentford and Reading, and engage with blended learning activities which can include online activities as required.

The Role 

To fulfil an academic role focused on generating research income and impact, establishing collaborative research and service improvement partnerships nationally and internationally with academic, clinical, voluntary sector and commercial partners and making a substantial contribution to translating and implementing research through education programmes and practice development initiatives.

The Person

The successful candidate will have proven experience in leadership of nursing research including generating grant income.

Another key skill would the development of research in collaboration with nursing academics, the successful candidate would also have evidence of supervision to completion of PhD students.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work collaboratively with students, academics, and support and technical staff. This will also include working with a range of partners including the NHS, Independent, Voluntary and Private sector.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interview date to be confirmed.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Heather Loveday on

Additional Information 

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We welcome applications from individuals who do not have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Should you be successful and do not hold an HEA fellowship you will be asked to complete one within 2 years of appointment as a condition of your continued employment. Depending on eligibility this may take the form of an advanced Level 7 apprenticeship in teaching which means that you will spend 20% of your work in off-the-job study.

Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field with a demonstrable track record of research within the field. 

A Enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

Previous applicants need not apply.

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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