Lecturer in Psychology

Kingston University

The Role

The successful candidate will play a key role in enhancing the research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities within the Department, in both existing teaching provision, and in planning for new programme/modules relevant to Counselling Psychology and/or Clinical Psychology.

They will: contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate and post graduate teaching and research in counselling psychology, or other related sub-disciplines of psychology; maintain a personal programme of research and scholarship; supervise postgraduate research students; develop collaborative academic and organisational links to generate external income; contribute to the academic management of the Department.

 The Person

Applicants will have:

  • a PhD in Psychology or Practitioner’s Doctorate (or equivalent) in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Psychotherapy within any mainstream theoretical perspective.
  • Candidates who are not Chartered Counselling Psychologists must demonstrate understanding of current professional debates within and contexts of Counselling Psychology.
  • experience of teaching in HE at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • evidence of the ability to contribute to teaching in the area of counselling psychology
  • a record of recent research outputs and peer reviewed publications commensurate to the stage of their career, and evidence of recent research activities
  • the ability to communicate effectively with academic and non-academic audiences

Experience of applying for external funding is desirable.

The Faculty

The Department of Psychology at Kingston University provides a vibrant community of researchers whose interests and activities centre on issues relevant to mental health and the practice of psychotherapeutic psychologies, including critical perspectives. The Clinical and Health Research Group forms the largest research group within the Department, and the Department’s teaching portfolio includes the very popular MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology.

Psychology at Kingston is a success story of growth firmly focused on enhancing the department’s research productivity and supporting excellence in research-informed teaching. Over the last 5 years, the Faculty has invested extensively in Psychology, helping to almost double the number by Research Active Lecturers and increase laboratory space by nearly 60%.  As an indicator of its developing research reputation, the department has obtained over a million pounds of external research funding in the last 5 years, with grants from the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, the Qatar Foundation, EU, Nuffield Foundation, other charities and industry.

In the recent REF 55% of research output was rated as 3* (internationally excellent) or 4* (world leading). Psychology benefits from increasingly close links with specialist clinics and hospitals within the London area and specialist research institutions abroad. The Department of Psychology  is a very exciting department to work in, providing great opportunity for personal and professional development. Funds are available annually to support research and international conference attendance. Our culture promotes research excellence and research informed teaching at all levels, enabling vibrant applied research and teaching to take place.

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