Person specification

Skills, knowledge, and experience criteria



PhD in a relevant social science (e.g., sociology, economics, demography, geography, public policy, political science, international development, social epidemiology) or a related relevant discipline or interdisciplinary field.
Evidence of established international research profile as evidenced by publications and social science scholarship of an international standard, with demonstrable impact on the field. 
Outstanding expertise in, and social science research on any area relevant for global health and/or social medicine.
Evidence of successful external grant applications (> £500k generated grant income) from major research funders such as the ESRC, Wellcome Trust, European Commission or equivalent funders.
Demonstrable ability to design and deliver teaching effectively in global health and social medicine at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
Demonstrable commitment to and/or experience of working in multi-disciplinary research and teaching.
Evidence of successful supervision through to completion of PhD students in an area relevant to global health and social medicine.
Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good working relationships. 
Collegiality and demonstrable ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Expertise in one of the following fields or related areas: evidence-based intervention and policy evaluation; social and political determinants of health, health systems and policies; demography of health and ageing; and life-course studies.
Evidence of engagement with appropriate research communities.
Proven experience of significant leadership roles at Department, Faculty or University level (e.g., Head of Department, Head of Education/Research, faculty-level roles).
Proven experience of impact leadership, demonstrated by links with non-academic stakeholders and significant public engagement activity.
Portfolio of leadership roles in wider profession (e.g., editorship of journal, leadership within professional association, membership of advisory boards).