Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

University of Birmingham - School of Psychology

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £39,324 to £46,924. With potential progression once in post to £52,793 a year.

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham is embarking on a second major phase of recruitment as a result of outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and major investment provided to the School by the University.  As part of this investment we are recruiting for a further post within the Centre for Applied Psychology, with a specialisation in Forensic Psychology. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new and expanding group with a chance to contribute to how the new Centre evolves. There are also opportunities for collaboration with the newly established Institute for Mental Health which has a particular focus on youth mental health.

The appointee will be expected to have ambition to participate in one of the UK’s strongest research Schools, maintaining our strengths as a leading research-led teaching department, capturing external research funding, and publishing work of the highest academic quality and translating this into impact. The appointee will be expected to show the ability to lead and shape the strategic direction of the School, to maintain its reputation at a national and international level. The appointee will have a postgraduate qualification in forensic psychology (e.g., PhD or ForenPsyD), or a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology with a doctorate qualification in a related area (e.g., clinical psychology). They will be able to use their knowledge and skills to contribute to outstanding postgraduate supervision and undergraduate teaching. Experience of teaching at a postgraduate level or supervising postgraduate students would be advantageous.

The appointee will have a clear research vision, growing international reputation, and a track record of internationally leading research appropriate to their career stage (evidenced, for example, by high impact journal publications). Applicants for Senior Lecturer will also have a track record of attracting external research funding. Applicants for either grade will be able to demonstrate emerging leadership and management skills appropriate to their career stage. They will be inspiring teachers, able to communicate with researchers, undergraduates, practitioners and the general public. We are particularly keen to recruit someone with expertise in qualitative forms of analysis and/or conducting systematic literature reviews/meta-analyses.

Specific roles and tasks that the post encompass include: teaching on our professional forensic/forensic-clinical doctorate and masters courses, PG and UG research supervision, research tutoring, leading/coordinating teaching modules, and appraisal of trainees on professional courses.

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from currently under-represented groups. The School of Psychology has a Bronze Athena SWAN award and strives to maintain a flexible and supportive environment that enables its staff to flourish.

For informal discussion relating to the post please contact Dr Jessica Woodhams  (j.woodhams@bham.ac.uk, Tel 0121 414 6937) and Dr. Zoe Stephenson  (Z.M.E.Stephenson@bham.ac.uk , Tel 0121 414 4949)

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

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