Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Psychology (x2 posts)

University of Gloucestershire

Location: Francis Close Hall Campus

2 x 1.0 FTE posts

The School of Natural and Social Sciences at University of Gloucestershire is looking to appoint to two posts in Psychology.

Psychological Sciences is one of three Subject Communities within the School. Other subjects delivered within the School are Criminology, Sociology, Geography, and Biosciences.

These appointments are an investment in our BPS-accredited provision, comprising:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
  • MSc Psychology (conversion course)
  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • MSc Occupational Psychology

The appointment of an additional two lecturing staff will support a step change in the size and quality of our provision. The new appointees will teach on several of these programmes at bot undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Between them, the two appointees will be expected make contribution across the following areas of teaching:

  • Forensic and criminology psychologyand qualitative research methods
  • Developmental psychology
  • Mental health and clinical psychology

Applicants should be enthusiastic, engaging and innovative teachers. We expect them to be student-centred, providing a high standard of support as personal tutors. To help students achieve their career ambitions, lecturers are encouraged to develop contact and activities that will give students relevant experience, including short internships, longer term placements and volunteering opportunities.

The successful applicants should have, or be near completing, a PhD in Psychology or related discipline. They should offer a high-quality research profile, or potential consistent with career stage, and should be able to outline their plans for submission to the next REF. A track record in attracting research funding, and experience in supervising research students, are desirable.

Areas of research activity where we are looking to build upon existing strengths are:

  • Forensic and criminology psychology
  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Use of virtual reality in experimental psychology and in applied research in psychology and criminology

For more details of current research activity in Psychology, see the Centre for Research in Applied Cognition, Knowledge, Learning and Emotion cracklesite.wordpress.com

With rapid growth in applications to the BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology, the MSc Forensic Psychology and the MSc Criminology, and with expansion of applied research and consultancy for external stakeholders, the School is establishing a new Centre for Learning ad Innovation in Public Protection. We are interested in attracting staff who can contribute teaching and research expertise in this area, including those with previous experience or qualifications in Criminology.

These permanent positions are available for a start on or shortly after 1 September 2017

Further details

For further information relating to the post, informal enquiries may be made to Dr Julie Collins, Academic Subject Leader for Psychological Sciences jcollins@glos.ac.uk or Dr Kerry Rees, Academic Course Leader for BSc Criminology and Psychology krees@glos.ac.uk

The University of Gloucestershire celebrates diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff and students.

The University of Gloucestershire is committed to sustainability.

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Closing Date: Midday Monday 15th May 2017

Interview Date: Thursday 1st June 2017

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