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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Nottingham Trent University - College of Business Law & Social Sciences

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £33,797 to £49,553 p.a., Grade H/I
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd February 2020
Closes: 28th February 2020

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology or Forensic Mental Health

The Department of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University

The Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University is seeking an additional lecturer in forensic psychology and/or forensic mental health to further strengthen our research and to meet the demands of new course provision and increased student numbers in our undergraduate, MSc and doctoral programmes.

Forensic Psychology at NTU

We have a strong commitment to forensic psychology at all levels of our provision. On our undergraduate programme we have a forensic pathway for students who want to focus on this area. The third year of this course has a number of specialist forensic options which always attract a lot of students. We have a successful and popular MSc in Forensic Psychology and a D.Psych. programme which attracts practicing forensic psychologists who want to obtain a doctorate. We also have a popular MSc in Forensic Mental Health. We employ practitioners and academics to deliver these courses and we place a high value on practice-based teaching. We welcome applications from practitioners who are looking towards a career in HE while still maintaining their links with practice.

Our research in forensic psychology is a strength for the department and we are currently involved in research programmes with local prisons on such topics as the treatment of people convicted of sex offences and in developing interventions to reduce self-harm in prison populations. Our research has national and international recognition. Our staff have also been central in the developing of the Safer Living Foundation (SLF) which focuses on reducing sexual offending through rehabilitative and preventative initiatives. This work won the Social and Community Impact Award at the Guardian University Awards in 2016, and the SLF won the Third Sector Organisation of the Year Award in 2019.


Applicants will have a PhD or professional doctorate in Psychology (or equivalent) and/or be a Chartered / HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist. 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. 

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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  or, Dr Palwinder Athwal-Kooner, Course Leader for MSc Forensic Psychology on +44 (0)115 848 2650 or via email

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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