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  • Ref no: RGU02950
  • Published: 8/1/2020
  • Closes: 26/1/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year pro rata
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and experienced individual to join the Public Health team at Robert Gordon University where our multi professional School of Health Sciences is situated in a modern, purpose built building with state of the art teaching facilities.


A dynamic individual with a strong background in public health and health promotion, you will have excellent interpersonal skills. You will contribute to the development and delivery of the learning, teaching and assessment of our successful postgraduate programmes; both online and on campus. As public health teaching is integrated across all subject areas in the school you will be required to work with other disciplines across all courses. In addition, you will be actively involved in personal scholarly activity, research, commercialisation and display evidence of ongoing continued professional development.


You will have specialist knowledge in health promotion and public health and will be educated to degree level, but ideally have or be working towards an appropriate postgraduate qualification.


Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.


This post in subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit:


Closing date:  26 January 2020


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School or equivalent  

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibilities  

PURPOSE OF POST: Contributes to the delivery and development of the relevant course portfolio and actively engages in research/CPD and commercialisation activities.  


Carries our designated teaching through a variety of methods and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Head of School or equivalent.   

Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

Supervises postgraduate projects and undergraduate where appropriate.

Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.

Responsible for subject and module development.

Responsible for curriculum development and contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching and learning.

Undertakes a variety of appropriate administrative responsibilities.

Promotes and markets the School and its course to local, national and international clientele (including student recruitment).

Maintains working relationships with other Schools/Departments within the University. Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities.

Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.

Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course.

Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and University on external committees.

Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.


Person Specification



Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

Degree in an appropriate subject area.



Specialist knowledge in health promotion and public health.



Experience of working in a public health environment.  




Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

PhD or MSc in relevant area.

Successful completion of post graduate teaching qualification.



Understanding of Higher Education environment.



Experience of teaching in a Higher Education environment.



Behaviour 1:

Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2:

Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3:

Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4:

Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards

Behaviour 5:

Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6:

Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.



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