Associate Professor of Mental Health
University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences
United Kingdom

Associate Professor in Mental Health

Reference :MED091920
Closing Date :Wednesday, 15th April 2020
Job Type :Research & Teaching
Department :School of Health Sciences - Institute of Mental Health
Salary :£52560 to £62727 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

This is an exciting opportunity to become Associate Professor in a world-leading research group focussed on mental health recovery, wellbeing and social inclusion. The post-holder will be an Associate Professor in the Recovery Research Team (RRT), which is led by Mike Slade, Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion. The current RRT portfolio comprises world-leading research studies on recovery narratives, Recovery Colleges, spirituality, identity in psychosis, social connectedness, peer support work and global mental health. Further information on the work of the RRT is at researchintorecovery.com .


The RRT is part of the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham. The post is located at the Institute of Mental Health on University of Nottingham Innovation Park. The Institute of Mental Health is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham.

The post will comprise operational management of existing RRT studies (40%), development of a new recovery-related research programme through significant grant income (40%) and a teaching contribution within the School of Health Science (20%). The post would particularly suit someone with a strong track record in an area relevant to mental health recovery, including broad mixed-methods research experience, a strong publications record, and a developing portfolio of competitive grant income. The ideal candidate for this role would be interpersonally skilled at working with a wide range of stake-holders specifically including people with lived experience of mental health problems, and have a deep understanding of mental health and recovery, including from personal / family experience.

This is a full time (36.25 hour), fixed term contract for 4 years available from 1st August 2020. Job share arrangements may be considered.

In advance of submitting an application, interested applicants are invited to review the work of the RRT described at researchintorecovery.com, and to discuss the post by contacting Prof Mike Slade (m.slade@nottingham.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Mike Slade, email m.slade@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx


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