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Lecturer in Health Sciences

University of Leicester

Vacancy ID:





Health Sciences

Vacancy terms:

Full-time, Permanent

Salary details:

Grade 8 £40,927 to £50,296 per annum

Hours per week:


Advert closes midnight on:

05 Oct 2021

About the role

We have a new opportunity within the Social Sciences Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE) Group, Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester for a Lecturer (Teaching and Research) to join the department.

The SAPPHIRE group specializes in the application of social science theory and methods to healthcare research and healthcare improvement. The group has particular expertise in qualitative methods in healthcare research including ethnographic methods; problem definition and intervention development; and process evaluation. SAPPHIRE research focuses on studying patient safety and quality improvement, the overuse of medicine, digital technologies in healthcare, and reproductive health.

SAPPHIRE leads the MRes Applied Health Research, co-leads the MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare and contributes to behavioral and social sciences teaching on the MBChB course. The post-holder will be expected to make a teaching and leadership contribution to the MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare, and contribute to qualitative methods teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.About you

You will have completed PhD in Social Sciences, or a subject area relevant to quality and safety in healthcare or healthcare improvement. You will have expertise in qualitative methods. Alongside this, you will have previous experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and ambitious and robust future plans for research applications.Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Carolyn Tarrant on University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.


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