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Senior Lecturer (Digital Health)

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role.

Senior Lecturer – Digital Health

£41,909 to £48,586 per annum

Funding secured until March 2021


Develop the international research and consultancy profile of a university like no other, and enjoy a lifestyle that is just as unique.

Discover a different world

There is nowhere on earth quite like the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. One of the most stunning areas of natural beauty on the planet, our historic communities, striking peaks, wild valleys and deep lochs are rich in cultural heritage.

We are also home to much of what is best in today’s world - from excellent schools and first-class healthcare, to a well-developed transport infrastructure, and superbly-situated, high-quality homes. With investment in digital connectivity through a state-of-the-art telecoms network, and in green energy from hydro-electric dams, we are embracing tomorrow.

Whether you love kayaking or woodland walking, fine dining or live performance, you will discover a wealth of opportunity among our urban centres and rural communities alike.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is equally distinctive. We are the UK’s leading integrated university; a partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions offering both further and higher education. Our innovative approach to learning, and our distinctive research and curriculum, underpin thriving businesses and economic prosperity. We are locally based and rooted in communities, yet with national and international reach.

Here, you will discover space to spread your wings and live life to the full.


Your role

Benefitting from multi-million pound investment by the development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, our Rural Health and Wellbeing team carries out innovative research and evaluation in the field of rural health, health services and community wellbeing. In this key role, you will lead and manage a portfolio of groundbreaking research projects relating to Digital Health. We will look to you to mentor, manage and develop a team of junior researchers, and to represent Digital Health on committees. You will also enhance our teaching profile by supervising PhD and MSc students, and designing and delivering postgraduate and undergraduate modules and programmes.


Your credentials

With a PhD and an excellent academic track record, you have a strong internationally excellent/world leading publication record. You will bring to the role a strong background in digital health research, community engagement or participatory action research. We expect you to be a true team player who is also comfortable working independently. Naturally, excellent communication skills are essential.

This is a full time post and will involve working 35 hours per week.  The location for this role is split between the Alexander Graham Bell Building in Elgin and our An Lòchran building at the Inverness Campus.

The closing date is Monday 7 November 2016

Interviews will be held in Inverness at a later date.


Further details


If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at personnel@uhi.ac.uk or on 01463 279214.