Development Fellowship in Interprofessional Education or Rural and Remote Education (Education Division) - AR2758SB
School of Medicine
Vacancy Description
School of Medicine, Salary: £35,333 - £42,155 per annum, Start: As soon as possible, Fixed term for up to two years

The School of Medicine (SoM) is offering a 2-year Career Development Fellowship in Interprofessional Education or Rural and Remote Education within the School’s Education Division. Aimed at the most promising early-stage postdoctoral researchers and innovators to make the first step in developing their independent research careers in a supportive and world-leading environment, this fellowship is part of a new initiative to further enhance cross and inter-disciplinary research within the School of Medicine and will include mentorship, peer support and training opportunities.  


In line with the areas of strategic research activity within the Education Division and the funding source of the post, applications must be for projects primarily addressing the theme(s) of inter-professional education (e.g. the impact of interprofessional education (IPE) on collaborative practice and patient outcomes) and/or rural and remote teaching (e.g. how to encourage medical students to enter rural practice, examining aspects of remote teaching which is necessary if educational experiences occur in rural locations, the use of learning technology to support such remote teaching).


Candidates should identify how their proposed project(s) will integrate within the Education Division and identify appropriate research links where appropriate. If your research interests span across other Divisions, Schools within St Andrews or other institutions you are encouraged to indicate a second relevant School within your application. The candidate must ensure their project is feasible (e.g. access to required cohorts of students, availability of access to required facilities etc) for the duration of the Fellowship.  


The post, of up to 2 years duration, is structured to support the successful Fellow in their development. It is expected that the School of Medicine Development Fellow will prepare and submit an independent Fellowship application during the tenure of this position and transition to an externally funded fellowship position within the School of Medicine. General orientation and advice, in addition to support in developing and implementation of research strategy will be provided by senior academics across the School and the wider University where applicable. The successful candidate will be allocated a line manager within the School.  


Applications from our current areas of research as identified above are welcome along with innovative research that will enhance our current areas of expertise. We strongly encourage applicants whose research is interdisciplinary and who can foster innovation in the University’s research themes, which are underpinned by our strengths in evidence-driven innovation. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, appropriate to their career stage, with evidence of and potential for producing distinguished research in their field.  


The School of Medicine Development Fellow will be hosted within the Education Division, School of Medicine, University St Andrews. The Education Division focuses on high quality medical educational research and the development of medical educational researchers. It has an active medical education research group and has ongoing research projects examining various aspects of the training of tomorrow’s doctors. These are currently clustered around four areas of activity: Innovations in Medical Teaching; Interprofessional Education, Wellbeing as a Professional; Rural and Remote Teaching.  


Appointment will be made at grade 6 and a consumables/research budget will be provided to the postholder.  


Applications should include:

A covering letter

A full curriculum vitae including a list of refereed publications, key conference contributions and contact details for three referees  


A further document of not more than four pages in total that will include -

  • A list of research achievements to date (one page)
  • A list of their two most significant scientific publications with a summary statement of their originality and significance (one page) 
  • An outline of the applicant’s research strategy (2 pages) for this Fellowship 
  • A letter of support from collaborators if integral to project success  

Informal enquiries on the process and the structure of the applications can be addressed to Karen Ross,, who will direct applicants to the most suitable member of academic staff.   


Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.    


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:  


Closing Date: 5 January 2023                       


Interview Date: Week commencing 6 February 2023   


Please quote ref: AR2758SB


Further Particulars: AR2758SB FPs.doc


School of Medicine

Salary: £35,333 - £42,155 per annum

Start: As soon as possible

Fixed term for up to two years