Jobs in Public health bring together multi-disciplinary fields from various medical, health and life sciences.
Lecturers may teach undergraduate and postgraduate across multiple degree programmes and usually specialise in one or more areas of public health, such as nutritional epidemiology.
- Delivering lectures and small group teaching related to your area of expertise
- Contributing to specialist research programmes in public health
- Applying for further research funding and dissemination of results
- Curriculum development and providing academic support to students
What qualifications and experience do you need?
A Ph.D. in public health or a closely related area, with research expertise in your field of public health (such as nutrition), would be essential for a lecturing role.
If it is a higher education role, you would also be expected to have experience teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and a track record in research activities.
What’s the pay?
Lecturers in public health can expect a starting salary in the range of £34,304 to £50,296 p.a., depending on qualifications, experience and area of expertise.
What can it lead to?
The next move up the academic career ladder would be to apply for a senior lectureship or associate professor of public health position. Promotion depends on the quality of your teaching practice and research output.
- Lecturer in Health Data Science
- Lecturer in Health Studies
- Teaching Fellow in Public Health
Where can I find jobs?
Public health is a complex discipline which attracts academics from a diverse range of backgrounds, from nutritionists to economists. Therefore, you will find lecturing roles related to public health in the medical, life, health and social sciences faculties.
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