The Herbert Dunhill Professorship

The Cicely Saunders Institute within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London is looking for an outstanding candidate to fill the position of Herbert Dunhill Professor, endowed by the Dunhill Medical Trust. You will play a pivotal role in the academic work of the Cicely Saunders Institute, leading clinically applied and health service research and undergraduate and postgraduate education focused on older people, rehabilitation, palliative care and/or frailty and the interface between these to address the concerns of the major populations of the future, health care services and policy makers.

You should be recognised nationally and/or internationally for your track record of research relevant to this role, be able to demonstrate a track record of substantial independent grant funding, relevant world-leading publications in high impact journals and excellent development of networks and collaborations.

You will join the vibrant multiprofessional team of dedicated clinical academics and social scientists of the Cicely Saunders Institute, led by Professor Irene Higginson. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessed >90% of their research as world-leading or internationally excellent. There is high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD student supervision. The Institute is the world’s only purpose-built Institute for Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, with outstanding research and teaching facilities in a dedicated light and environmentally friendly building, with connections and infrastructure, on a busy hospital and academic campus. The Institute’s mission is to pioneer the very best in palliative care and rehabilitation by integrating cutting-edge research, skilled multi-professional care and innovation in engagement and education. You will be supported by a lecturer, an administrator and with support for a 3 year PhD studentship.

Both Clinical and Non-Clinical applicants are encouraged to apply. An appropriate honorary contract will be sought with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust or other relevant hospital/service if required, depending on the background of the successful applicant.

The salary will be paid at Professorial Grade of £58,824 upwards for non-clinical staff plus £2,623 London Allowance per annum or at Clinical consultant Grade of £76,001 to £102,465 for clinical staff plus £2,162 London Allowance per annum, depending on relevant qualifications and background.

The selection process will include assessment of application, CV, a presentation, and a panel interview with competency based questions.

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: Tuesday 30th May 2017

To apply for this position, at the bottom of the HireWire advert you will be directed to download and complete the required application form. Please then upload your application form and a CV via your profile into the HireWire system.

We will not accept curriculum vitae or application form in isolation and you must complete the required application form and provide your CV for your application to be considered in the same combined document.

Closing date: 15 May 2017

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