Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Take your career further: join Exeter

Welcome from the Pro-Vice Chancellor

The University of Exeter Medical School is a vibrant, dynamic and friendly place to work, and we are recruiting a large number of academic posts at all grades. We are seeking academic staff with the ambition to match ours.

Whether you are an exceptionally talented early career researcher, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, we have exciting opportunities for all. Our growth is focused on the remarkable Gillings Professorial Fellowships, our expanding education programmes and the launch of our new Academy of Nursing.

Join Exeter and you’ll join a team whose research quality is ranked in the top 30 world-wide while establishing a tenured career located in a beautiful part of the country.

This site showcases some of the great work our staff and students are doing and offers you the opportunity to find out much more about our Medical School and the support we’d offer you if you join our team. Look here today for a full list of vacancies.

Professor Clive Ballard, Pro-Vice Chancellor

Join our outstanding team!

We are seeking academic staff with the ambition to match ours. Whether you are an internationally renowned professor seeking a Professorial Gillings fellowship or an exceptionally talented early career researcher, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor we have exciting opportunities for you.

We are growing our team and invite applications from talented researchers, educators and clinical academics. Join Exeter and you’ll join a team whose research quality is ranked in the top 30 world-wide while establishing a tenured career located in a beautiful part of the country.

We are particularly interested in:

  • Individuals who will contribute to our main areas of research which are: diabetes and associated conditions, brain health and mental health, ageing, health services research, primary care, public health and the environment and human health.
  • Individuals with a passion for teaching and educational strengths in anatomy, assessment, student support, fitness to practice or fundamental science.

We will offer generous set up packages for candidates that transfer significant research grants to the University.

Interested? Take a look at our full range of vacancies here.

Medical School teaching roles - register interest

Are you a medically qualified practitioner or academic living in Devon and Cornwall?

Are you interested in passing on your knowledge and experience by teaching our talented medical students at the College of Medicine and Health on a part-time basis? 

If so please complete the following form to indicate expressions of interest in any of the following roles and we will get back to you with more details.


Be a pioneer at the University of Exeter Academy of Nursing!

Exeter is the first Russell Group University to develop nursing education in the 21st century. With our clinical and patient colleagues, we have set up the University of Exeter Academy of Nursing. Our Academy will create curious and innovative nurses at the forefront of innovation, research, practice and leadership. Our Academy offers membership and fellowship for nurses; research, leadership; coaching; interprofessional working. Above all it is the crucible for advanced nursing roles including clinical, research, leadership and education.

We will make a difference through educating the world's best nurses. We are building our team. We were commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for our institutional commitment, partnerships and patient and public involvement. Now we need the best nursing academics, researchers and educators.

We are seeking academic staff with the vision to match ours. We are interested in people with expertise in adult and mental health, research in nursing care, fundamental care, leadership, global and public health, practice based learning, clinical skills and simulation. Be at the start of an inaugural nursing programme and drive the translation into practice of our innovative Adult nursing programme.

Interested? We would be delighted to talk. A conversation may establish that Exeter is the right place for you. To find out about current opportunities email: Professor David Richards or call: 01392 724615.

The E3 Diabetes Centre of Excellence

The outstanding world-leading diabetes research at Exeter has recently been recognised in the award of £6 million from Research England as part of ‘Expanding Excellence in England (E3)'. The E3 funding will provide a step change in our capacity to research diabetes facilitating expansion into new fields including Immunology, Cell biology, Experimental medicine, Data Science and Artificial intelligence.

Who we are

The University of Exeter Medical School is renowned for its world leading diabetes research, and is led by Professor Andrew Hattersley FRS CBE; a world leader in the field who has done highly cited and award-winning research particularly in monogenic diabetes, diagnosis of subtypes and precision medicine. In the past 2 decades expertise in genetics has been built on by world leaders such as Professor Tim Frayling, Professor Sian Ellard OBE, and Associate Professor Michael Weedon. Recently innovative research in Type 1 diabetes from Professor Noel Morgan, Associate Professor Sarah Richardson and Dr Richard Oram has changed views internationally.

Exeter are international leaders in Type 2 diabetes therapy response, accurate diagnosis of subtypes and experimental medicine approaches to understand mechanisms. A central feature of diabetes research in Exeter is it aims to be directly clinically relevant. Much of our work has altered diagnosis and treatment throughout the world.

Recruiting for Excellence

As part of our expansion, we are looking to attract world-class, ambitious, academic staff at all levels, particularly those from Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Experimental Medicine, who are excited by the opportunity to apply their discipline expertise in novel approaches to investigate diabetes and join our internationally recognized team. We also encourage applications from people who have not directly worked in Type 1 diabetes but are keen to develop novel exciting research in this area.We will build on our international reputation by combining novel approaches, tools and techniques with Exeter’s current expertise and distinctive patient resources. Collaboration with other colleagues in the College of Medicine and Health, the Living Systems Institute, Centre for Medical Mycology and Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is very much encouraged as is the development of external national and international collaborations both academic and with industry.

We are looking for innovative academics who are as passionate about their future as we are about ours. If you are excited by the opportunity to apply your expertise in novel approaches to investigate diabetes, we would love to hear from you:

See a full list of our opportunities.

Meet our staff

Take a look at some of our inspiring staff stories to find out about the experience of working here.

Professor Andrew Hattersley was awarded the 2016 EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence.