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Lecturer - Psychology (Teaching and Research focused)

University of Birmingham - School of Psychology

Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th March 2021
Closes: 22nd April 2021
Job Ref: 97166

Position Details

School of Psychology

University of Birmingham, Dubai campus

Salary: Competitive 

Grade 8

Full time


Location: Dubai, UAE

Closing date: 22 April 2021

Job summary

In September 2020, the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham launched a new BSc Psychology in Dubai. We are seeking the appointment a Lecturer who will contribute to the development of our research and teaching programmes, based in Dubai but with close liaison with the School of Psychology in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

The overall responsibilities for the role holder are to develop and/or sustain a research programme and contribute to the delivery of the undergraduate Psychology BSc programme.

For research, applications from candidates with research expertise in mental health and or/child development are encouraged, although applicants with research specialisms across the discipline of Psychology will also be considered.

For education, you will be expected to make a significant contribution to the advancement of teaching (policy, practice, standards) of Psychology, and to provide leadership in teaching and learning, and teaching innovation.

Management and administration will involve managing activity on the Dubai campus with extensive collaboration and liaison back to our Edgbaston Campus and with colleagues in the School of Psychology.

An important aspect of this role will be the management of research facilities in the Dubai campus in support of research-intensive teaching activities, and so we are keen to recruit someone with a commitment to supporting experience with a wide range of research methods (behavioural and physiological, as well as self-report). You may also be involved more widely across the University campuses in sustained high value impact knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement and similar activities.

Person specification

• Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications

• Substantial research and teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism

• Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning as well as research

In return, you will receive a competitive package and be a key part of expanding and ambitious University as we develop our international reputation and global footprint.

This is a full-time post, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham has an excellent reputation for the knowledge and skills we develop in our graduates, and for research that answers important questions, stimulates new ideas, and makes a difference to individuals, communities and societies. The school is one of the largest and most successful in the UK. It was ranked in one of the top 5 Schools in the country for research (REF 2014).    

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit:; alternatively, information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment for our staff and providing equal opportunities in our recruitment process. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and will take flexible working option into consideration during the process.

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

For further information please contact Professor Edward Wilding, Head of School (School of Psychology), email: , telephone: +441214144930 and and Dr Anthony Murphy, Senior Lecturer/Programme Director in Psychology - email (Dubai)

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