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Chair in Ageing

Organisation: Lancaster University
Location: Lancaster
Website: www.lancaster.ac.uk
Contact Email: b.hollingsworth@lancaster.ac.uk or c.milligan@lancaster.ac.uk
Deadline: 08 May 2017
Salary: Minimum £62,729

Lancaster University has a world-class reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching and research. It is in the top one per cent of universities in the world and highly ranked in each of the UK’s major university league tables. The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Professor in Ageing to join an innovative division with a high quality research active environment offering a range of courses.

You should have already established an excellent track record in the field of health-related Ageing/Gerontology, including recent publications in internationally recognised journals, success in education, and experience of administrative duties. Applicants with a social science background in any area of ageing related to health will be considered, but we would particularly welcome applicants whose expertise builds on existing strengths around ageing including: dementia, new models of care and/or health technology. You will be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Division and to maintain a high quality research agenda that reaches out to external networks of collaborators. As well as taking a lead role in promoting the Ageing Theme within the Division and Faculty, you will also be expected to co-direct Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research with a view to taking on the sole directorship one year from appointment.

The Faculty provides a research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor Bruce Hollingsworth (b.hollingsworth@lancaster.ac.uk) or Professor Christine Milligan (c.milligan@lancaster.ac.uk)

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.
Major Duties:

To engage in high quality research and publications in the area of Ageing and health.

To contribute to the leadership and development of the Ageing theme in the Division.

To co-Direct Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research.

To develop and facilitate applications for external research grants and consultancy awards across the discipline, and work with other members of the Division, Faculty and University on major research projects.

To provide leadership by attracting research students and post-doctoral fellows to the Division.

To make a significant contribution to the research and teaching agenda of the Division.

To make contributions to the Division and Faculty’s Postgraduate programmes in the discipline area.

To be willing to be active in the major committees of the Division and the Faculty.

To mentor and advise junior academic staff.

To undertake any other academic duties, as required by the Head of Division and Dean of the Faculty.

Apply online using the following link - https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1804
A1804 jd.pdf A1804 ps.pdf