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Deputy Director of Foundation Psychology

University of Birmingham - Birmingham International Academy, School of Psychology

Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th March 2019
Closes: 24th April 2019
Job Ref: 80986D

Summary of Role

A unique opportunity has arisen to become part of the University of Birmingham and to join our mission to deliver a world class British university education in the global city and international hub of Dubai. In September 2019 the University of Birmingham launches a new Psychology BSc with Integrated Foundation Year in Dubai and we are seeking to appoint a lecturer to lead and deliver the Foundation year. This role will be based in Dubai.

Key Responsibilities will involve

The post holder will contribute to the whole range of teaching and administration associated with the Foundation year. The post holder will manage the delivery of modules, including teaching core areas of Psychology and Human Biology. They will work closely with the School of Psychology at Edgbaston, Foundation Teaching Fellows and English Language Tutors to ensure students successfully complete their course and are prepared for undergraduate study.

They will  teach and advise undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD students as required within their own subject area and within an established teaching programme, managed and supervised by the staff ultimately responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programmes.

Person Specification

  • Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Prior experience in a leadership role
  • Online and Digital education skills/experience would be desirable
  • UAE/Middle East experience OR experience teaching abroad would be an advantage

For further information please contact Professor Jeremy Pritchard -

Further details relating to this position as well as our developing Dubai Campus can be found at:

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