Reader/Professor in Forensic Psychology

University of Gloucestershire - School of Natural and Social Sciences

The School of Natural and Social Sciences at University of Gloucestershire is looking to appoint to a Reader or Professor specialising in Forensic Psychology

Psychological Sciences is based within the School of Natural and Social Sciences, located on the attractive Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham. The School comprises three subject communities—Psychological Sciences, Social Sciences, and Environmental Sciences—with over 1000 students and 50 academic, technician and administrative staff. Our BPS-accredited provision is experiencing year-on-year growth with approximately 270 undergraduate students and 100 postgraduates. 

The Reader or Professor will take a leadership role in developing the teaching and research portfolio in the School. They will work alongside the Academic Subject Leader for Psychological Sciences, leaders of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and the Coordinator for the University’s submission to REF 2021 for UoA 4, to ensure the Psychological Sciences subject community delivers against all of the four Goals in the University’s Strategic Plan (2017/18):

  • To provide a breadth and richness of experience that enables all our students to reach their full potential;
  • To provide teaching and support for learning of the highest quality;
  • To undertake research and professional practice which enrich students’ learning and create impact and benefit for others;
  • To build partnerships which create opportunity, innovation and mutual benefit for the communities we serve.

The successful applicant will have particular responsibility for the development of Forensic Psychology. They will be expected to contribute to the formal leadership, enhancement and delivery of the MSc programme, and to the continued development of the forensic theme running through BSc Criminology& Psychology and BSc Psychology. Sharing our student-centred ethos, they will be committed to delivering teaching of the highest quality and to developing partnerships within and outside the university that enhance the students’ experience and assist their preparation for careers as professional forensic psychologists. 

Applicants should offer a high-quality publication profile based on applied research in Forensic Psychology and be able to demonstrate that they will be eligible for submission to the next REF, preferably also offering a solid basis for an impact case study. 

For further information relating to the post, please go direct to the University of Gloucestershire job opportunities page:

Closing Date: noon Thursday 24th May 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018

The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.

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