Associate Lecturer A : Psychological Sciences

Birkbeck, University of London - Psychological Sciences

Purpose and Main Duties

To deliver teaching to Birkbeck students, in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully and undertake all related course administrative duties as required. Your main responsibility will be preparation, teaching, administration and assessment on the BSc Psychology (with Foundation Year) and Certificate of Higher Education modules.

We are currently looking for Associate Lecturers to teach the following modules at Level 4:

Understanding Applied Cognitive Psychology (x 2 posts) starting Monday 2nd October 2017, 6.30pm-8.30pm for 11 weeks

Understanding Applied Social Psychology starting Wednesday 27th September 2017, 7-9pm for 11 weeks

Biological Basis of Behaviour starting Monday 25th September 2017, 1.30-3.30pm for 22 weeks

Understanding Human Personality starting Wednesday 27th September 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm for 11 weeks

Each class meets once a week as specified above. Successful candidates are appointed to teach one module in the first instance and will be required to teach all of the sessions on that module

Indicative module syllabi are available via our website:

Understanding Applied Cognitive Psychology:

Understanding Applied Social Psychology:

Biological Basis of Behaviour:

Understanding Human Personality:

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • A first degree in Psychology or an equivalent qualification.
  • Relevant teaching experience, ideally working with adult students within the FE/HE sector
  • A good understanding of the needs of part-time adult learners and be able to relate well to their individual needs and engage their interest and enthusiasm.
  • Experience of, or a willingness to develop, a wide range of teaching and assessment methods.
  • Demonstrably effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills across a range of relevant contexts.
  • A working knowledge of IT including Word, Excel, email and experience of/ willingness to use Moodle, a virtual learning environment.
  • You must be particularly able to work both as part of a team and independently as appropriate.
  • You must be willing to engage in reflective practice.

Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.


  • Postgraduate degree/s in a relevant area.
  • Significant experience of teaching adults from a wide range of backgrounds on open access courses, particularly in HE.
  • A teaching qualification.

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £57.55 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) for contact hours worked.

The salary quoted above is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of serve with the College. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation; teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course.

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