Over the next five years, Ulster University is embarking on an exciting new strategic journey with an ambitious vision that will take us to our fiftieth anniversary in 2034. The establishment of the first Graduate Entry Medical School in Northern Ireland represents a key component of that vision and one to which the University is fully committed.
The Graduate Entry Medical School will add to our international reputation for academic excellence, underpin our position as Northern Ireland’s civic university and reassert our commitment to making a positive contribution to Northern Ireland society.
As Northern Ireland’s civic University, Ulster University plays a central role in developing healthy communities and transforming lives, delivering outstanding research and teaching that encourages the innovation, leadership and the vison needed to ensure our communities thrive.
The Faculty of Life and Health Sciences has a national and international reputation for high quality teaching and research in biomedical sciences, pharmacy, nursing, midwifery, psychology, stratified medicine, allied health, and healthcare science. This provides a strong foundation for the academic excellence and clinical embedding that are required to deliver world-leading medical education.
The Graduate Entry Medical School will reflect the Northern Ireland Assembly’s vision for transforming health and social care in Northern Ireland over the next ten years. The emphasis is on primary care, augmenting general practice with multi-disciplinary teams and “co-production”, where service users and providers are engaged in transforming services.
The Medical School will be co-located in the North West of the region with our internationally renowned School of Nursing, the first Centre for Stratified Medicine on the island of Ireland and the first Stratified Medicine undergraduate degree in the UK. It will be a core part of our existing strong partnerships with Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary Care Federations, community groups and business organisations across Northern Ireland. It will be linked to the high profile Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (CTRIC).
The University wishes to appoint an outstanding individual to lead the development of the School. The appointment to Professor is a permanent appointment and the post holder will be the Foundation Dean of the School for a four-year period in the first instance. S/he will have an exciting and unique opportunity to shape a new medical school from its inception and impact positively on the health and wellbeing of patients, their families and communities.
The successful applicant will have a transformative approach to leadership in medical education, encouraging creativity and innovation across the team. S/he will enhance our strong stakeholder relationships and play a key strategic role in enabling the Medical School to offer high quality education, underpinned by an excellent student experience and patient centeredness.
S/he will ensure that all GMC requirements are met in the development and delivery of the new programme and build and nurture the relationships and partnerships (both external and internal) required for its successful development and delivery.
The University offers an attractive reward package including a competitive starting salary, access to an attractive pension scheme and financial assistance with relocation expenses
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 30 October 2017.