Lecturer in Psychology (Education and Scholarship)

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

We are a Russell Group university boasting a vibrant academic community with over 21,000 students.  Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, 98% of our research is rated as being of international quality and focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

A top 100 discipline, Psychology is based at the University’s Streatham Campus. Our academics investigate questions related to social, cognitive, and clinical psychology, as well as animal behaviour. Particular specialisms include social, organisational, and economic/consumer psychology; psychopathology; human cognition and cognitive neuroscience; and neuropsychology. World-leading research is facilitated through our state-of-the-art infrastructure, including specialist research laboratories, clinical psychology suites, and state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities.

The role

This role will support the development and delivery of employability-related initiatives and teaching across all Psychology programmes and to actively promote the core professional values of the British Psychological Society. Supervision of undergraduate and MSc research in a relevant area of Psychology will also be required. You will participate in developing external networks to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities. You will also be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

About you

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD (or nearing completion) or equivalent in Psychology to develop teaching programmes, and teach and support learning.
  • Familiarity with the codes of conduct of relevant professional bodies (e.g. BPS).
  • Teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing faculty members.
  • An active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary working practice that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally with other educational bodies, professional institutions and employers.
  • The attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.
  • The aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning.
  • Evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review and have made an impact at discipline programme level beyond their own teaching.
  • Enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes.
  • It is desirable (but not essential) for the successful candidate to have expertise in an area of organisational psychology.

What we can offer you:

Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines

Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly

Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

For further information please contact Dr Cris Burgess (Director of Education), c.n.w.burgess@exeter.ac.uk, 01392 724627.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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