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Lecturer in Psychology

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - Division of Psychology, Sociology & Education - School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £39,739 to £50,296 per annum (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 27th October 2021
Job Ref: CVPY031A

35 hours per week (1.0FTE)

The Division of Psychology, Sociology & Education is seeking to appoint a full time Lecturer in Psychology with a focus on cognitive psychology, to teach at all levels within the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching portfolio in Psychology, including our BPS Accredited B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology programme. They will also be expected to be a Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have knowledge of BPS standards and accreditation procedures. The successful applicant will, in addition, be expected to contribute to postgraduate teaching and supervision.

Applicants should have, or be working towards completion of a relevant, research-focussed PhD / Doctoral qualification in Psychology.  They must have experience of online and on campus learning, teaching and assessment in cognitive psychology and be able to contribute to teaching in at least one additional core area of psychology, as well as contribute to research methods teaching. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of our teaching and learning activities within our programmes, demonstrate ambition to develop a research portfolio and be committed to the enhancement of the Division in line with the University’s strategic plans.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Olivia Sagan Head of Division of Psychology, Sociology and Education by email -

Should you wish to apply for the vacancy please visit our vacancies page and complete an application online.

The closing date for this position is Wednesday 27th October 2021.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

Queen Margaret University is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award which recognises the advancement of gender equality at QMU. Find out more about Athena SWAN here.  We have a number of family friendly policies and are happy to consider job share applications.

We are a Disability Confident Employer, should you require any specific arrangements during the recruitment process please note this on your application form or contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 or email

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