Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Job Description

These posts are based in the School of Natural and Social Sciences which is made up of three Subject Communities: Psychological Sciences, Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences. The BPS-accredited programmes delivered within the School comprise: BSc (Hons) Psychology; BSc (Hons) Criminology & Psychology; BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology; a conversion MSc Psychology; MSc Forensic Psychology; MSc Health Psychology.

The School of Natural and Social Sciences is seeking to fill two 1.0 FTE posts, one at Senior Lecturer grade and one at Lecturer grade. We are willing to consider applications from individuals seeking part-time posts, particularly those working as practising Chartered Psychologists or in similar professional positions.

We are particularly looking to appoint colleagues who can offer the following:

  • A specialism in Clinical Psychology and/or Counselling Psychology: we encourage applications from individuals who can offer both practical expertise and research experience in these areas;
  • An ability to contribute to teaching in Developmental Psychology and/or Educational Psychology;
  • An ability to contribute to teaching Qualitative research methods;
  • An interest in critical perspectives on Psychology, including issues around diversity, cross-cultural psychology and decolonising the curriculum.

Making a contribution to teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the post-holders will be engaging and innovative lecturers who share our student-centred approach, are ready to offer a high standard of support and are keen to make a positive contribution to the student experience. They will create opportunities for students to engage with external stakeholders and apply their learning in the community, helping them develop the skills and attributes required for fulfilling careers. They will act as advisors on student projects and have the opportunity to contribute to supervision of research students.

Post-holders will offer a research profile consistent with career stage and career trajectory (academic or professional). Research activity within the Psychological Sciences Subject Community is focused around three broad themes—Health and Wellbeing, Forensic, and Human Factors. Within these, we seek to promote an ethos of collaboration that involves undergraduate, MSc and PhD students as well as researchers from this and other Subject Communities, and external stakeholders. Applicants should be able to articulate a clear personal strategy for development of a programme of research which reflects this ethos and which will generate outputs and impact to underpin a successful submission to the next REF exercise.

The Subject Community is keen to build connections with external organisations such as NHS Trusts for collaborative research, delivery of professional training programmes, and opportunities for student development. Experience in creating these opportunities will be an asset.

Appointment at Senior Lecturer grade requires a post-holder to take responsibility for key aspects of the work of the Subject Community or the School, such as course leadership, student employability, coordination of student advice and support, or leadership of collaborative programmes of research. They will be expected to make a significant contribution to the development anddelivery of the School’s academic portfolio in their area(s) of specialism, which could include preparation and delivery of training programmes for professional services. They are also expected to generate grant or business income associated with their research or professional expertise.

Based at our attractive campus in Cheltenham, we offer a welcoming and positive working environment.

To minimise duplication of your effort, please limit your application to completion of the supplied form; a cover letter and CV will not be required. Your application should indicate if you wish to be considered for the Lecturer or for the Senior Lecturer position.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made by email to Dr Katerina Kantartzis (Subject Leader, Psychological Sciences kkantartzis@glos.ac.uk).

Start date for these posts is likely to be 1 August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Interview Date

  • Lecturer in Psychology Wednesday 9th June
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology Tuesday 8th June

The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and welcomes applications from under-represented sections of the community.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing to offer an interview to anyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and who meets all of the essential criteria contained within the person specification.

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