Professor in Coaching and Positive Psychology (0.8 fte)

University of East London - School of Psychology

Competitive Salary

UEL’s ambition is to become London’s leading university for civic engagement. We are a vibrant and diverse university located in the heart of east London. Our new corporate plan sets an ambitious agenda for our future success and growth which focusses on the delivery of high quality teaching and learning and excellence in research.

The UEL student body is rich in its diversity; students are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and age-groups, with a high proportion from low income groups. We look for outstanding teachers, who exude a love of teaching, who inspire students and colleagues through their approach to teaching, and who are strongly committed to raising levels of student achievement.

Our School of Psychology is one of the largest in the UK and has an excellent record in undergraduate and postgraduate professional training. This is complimented by a strong research profile; in REF 2014 the School of Psychology at UEL was one of only four submissions to secure 100% 4* rating for research impact. We are a School that drives innovation and excellence in programme development and student experience. We are committed to the expansion and diversification of all aspects of our activities. To find out more, visit our research group website at:

You will provide strategic leadership to our MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology programme and contribute significantly to the School’s and the University’s Employability Initiatives through integrating expertise from Positive Psychology, Career Coaching, and Coaching for Success and Wellbeing in Education. You will also develop and promote Cultural Sensitive Coaching Themes through establishing new pioneering training provisions, research grant capture and income generation consultancy work.

You will have Doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline and an established international profile, which will include evidence of significant professional impact and real-world application of theory and research as well as have a significant track-record of research and practitioner oriented publications with national and international reach. The successful candidate will be regarded as a thought leader in the field and would have developed theory and innovative practice in key areas of Coaching in Education and Integrative Positive Psychology Coaching.

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at (reference number: 112a2016). If you wish to have an informal conversation about the post you are welcome to contact the interim Associate Dean, Dr Aneta Tunariu on 0208 223 4495 or at The closing date for applications is 4th December 2016 and interviews will be held on 13th December 2016.

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted.

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff

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