Associate Lecturer A

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 of a Level 5 module from the Foundation Degree in Psychology for Education Professionals and BA Psychology for Education programmes.

We are currently looking for an Associate Lecturer to teach The Developing Child: A Social Perspective starting Wednesday 25th April 2018, from 3-5pm for 11 weeks.

The class meets for two hours once a week as specified above.

Candidate Requirements

In addition to the job requirements outlined on the attached role profile (Further Information.pdf) the minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • A degree in Psychology.
  • Relevant teaching experience, working with adult students within the HE sector.
  • Experience of teaching Developmental Psychology at degree level.
  • 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 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, e-mail and experience of (or willingness to use) Moodle.
  • Particularly able to work both as part of a team and independently as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Professional experience working with children and young people.
  • A teaching qualification.

About the Department
For further information about the Department of Psychological Sciences, please visit the following website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £58.53 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. The College’s London Pay Scale includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 18 months.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight Sunday 25 February 2018.

Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 9 March 2018.

A course outline is available via our website:

You may also like to contact the Programme Director, Ana da Cunha Lewin, for further information ( However, please note that only completed formal applications through the online system will be considered. A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is below.
Further Information.pdf.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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