Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology

Nottingham Trent University - Psychology

Campus: City site

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The Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University is seeking an additional lecturer in occupational psychology to further strengthen our research and to meet the demands of new course provision and increased student numbers in our undergraduate programmes.

Employability and Occupational Psychology at NTU

The University’s Strategic Plan identifies the need for vocational skills, work-based experiences and other employability-related activities to be integrated across the curriculum.  NTU Psychology has a growing Employability Team of tutors committed to enhancing the employability of all Psychology students and curriculum-based activities to boost employability include:

  • The Professional Practice in Psychology module, in which students work on a consultancy project for an organisation;
  • The Work-Based Psychology Practice module, in which students engage in a term-long work placement
  • Yearlong placements.

Occupational Psychology is a growing field within NTU Psychology and there is currently a final year undergraduate module on this area.  With regard to research, there is a growing team with a specialism in wellbeing in the workplace.

You will be joining a very large, lively, diverse, collegiate and ambitious group with an excellent reputation for its theoretically informed impactful and applied research and its teaching provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In the submission to REF2014 (Unit of Assessment A04, http://www.ref.ac.uk/) 60% of our research outputs were identified as internationally excellent or world leading and 100% of our research impact was recognised as internationally excellent with 73% described as world leading. Our commitment to teaching is shown by the collaboration of over 50 staff to create an introductory text for SAGE (2nd edition published in 2015, 3rd edition in progress) and by our showing in the National Student Survey (NSS) where we have been in the top ten of UK Psychology departments for the last two years.

You should be an enthusiastic teacher with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to supporting students' development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Mentoring and support for development in both teaching and research will be provided to appointees appropriate to their level of experience.

The Department is committed to diversity and provides a lead in the University on initiatives such as Success for All and the application for an Athena Swan award. We welcome applications from individuals who can contribute to a wider departmental focus on cultural psychology. We also welcome applications from under-represented groups and from people who are seeking a part-time contract that, for example combines practitioner work with lecturing.

Appointments will always be made on merit.

Closing date – 06 April 2018
Interview date – Week commencing 16 April 2018

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Phil Banyard, Head of Psychology, on +44 (0)115 848 5585 or via email phil.banyard@ntu.ac.uk or Dr Glenn Williams, lead on employability and work based learning on +44 (0)115 848 2425 or via glenn.williams@ntu.ac.uk

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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