Job description

Post title Professor(s). Two professorial appointments available.
Department/Division To be determined. A relevant Faculty Research Division or the Cicely Saunders Institute, given your academic field.
Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
Grade/salary A competitive package and subject to experience.
Hours of work Full time
Period of appointment Indefinite Contract
Responsible to Division Head or Institute Director
Responsible for Research and education in field
Campus TBC depending on expertise

Role purpose


The Professor(s) will provide academic leadership within the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery, and Palliative Care (NMPC), a world-leading centre for education, training and research. We are one of nine Faculties in King’s, benefiting from collaborations and partnership activities with other faculties. Our vision is to lead in transforming health and social care, policy & practice through integrating our cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, evidence-based education and engagement relevant to our fields.

The appointed Chair will contribute to the development of their academic field and the Faculty’s and King’s forward strategies. They will be ambitious in capturing external peer review grant income, deliver world leading publications and significant and wide-reaching impact from their research. They will contribute to building capacity and delivering our education programmes, collaborating with others across the faculty and beyond, and contributing to the management and academic leadership of their Division or the Cicely Saunders Institute.

Role profile

The successful candidate will be expected to bring a portfolio of world-class research in a field relevant to the faculty, and to use their experience to support development of early-career researchers and students to reach their full potential. An essential criterion for the status of Professor would include an international reputation in the field and an established research programme, a track record of publications and income, and the potential for significant grant income. The successful candidate will have strong leadership, interpersonal and education skills and will champion an inclusive working environment.


The post holder will have a track record of world-leading research in a field relevant to the discipline mix within the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery, and Palliative Care.

The post holder will have a proven academic track record in achieving noteworthy publications in top journals and will bring expertise in securing grant income. In addition, they will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others, and an appreciation for the broader academic offerings within King’s College London. The post holder will also be a supervisor to MSc and PhD students and have post- or undergraduate teaching experience within their field.

There is great potential for formal collaborations or links with other Faculties or Schools within King’s College London where this would benefit role delivery.

Main purpose of role

To conduct independent research and act as chief investigator and project leader, and in so doing:

Research seminar
  • Attract significant overhead and QR bearing grant research income and/or industrial research income.

  • Generate world class research publications and impact.

  • Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at King’s in appropriate areas of expertise, including leading relevant programmes or initiatives and supervising PhD students.

  • Solve tomorrow’s problems through ground-breaking research, impact, education and collaboration.

  • Build capacity by fostering the development of themselves, their teams and others, including of PhD students, and research and academic staff and actively participating and leading seminars, workshops etc.

All staff are expected to:

  • Positively support equality of opportunity and equity of treatment to colleagues and students in accordance with the College Equal Opportunities Policy.

  • Undertake such other duties within the scope of the post as may be requested by their Head of Department/Division.

  • Contribute to the management and academic leadership of their Division or Institute.

  • Actively participate in relevant academic leadership and team building, role modelling excellence in collaboration and academic standards.

  • Keep up to date with mandatory training and other development.

  • Help to maintain a safe working environment, including attending relevant training and following local codes of safe working practices and the College Health and Safety Policy.