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Professor & Head of Psychology (Grade 8): Full Time, Permanent

Edinburgh Napier University - Psychology

Job description

We are looking to appoint a new Professor to lead our expanding Psychology department. As part of the Professorial role you will provide leadership to the department as Head of Psychology for a minimum of three years, where you will join and work with colleagues in the School of Applied Sciences School Leadership Team to help successfully implement the School strategy. You will provide strategic leadership and support to colleagues delivering teaching, learning, and research and make a valuable contribution through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research whilst engaging in high quality teaching.

It is an exciting time to be joining the University with the recent REF showing us to be top Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact with 68% and 80% respectively now assessed as “internationally excellent” or “world leading”. Within our School 77% of research outputs submitted, were deemed world leading or internationally excellent in our four Units of Assessment (UoA). To support the continued growth of our research environment the School recently launched a new, cross institution, research Centre for Mind and Creativity Research. The Psychology department will play a significant role within this centre and has received significant investment this year to enhance our modern laboratory and research facilities to support the group’s research and teaching activities.

The role

As Professor in Psychology you will join our vibrant Psychology team and help shape the research culture for the future. You can find more details relating to the research activity and staff interest on our blog and university webpage. We are seeking to appoint an internationally recognised scholar who brings an inclusive, collaborative approach to academic and people leadership. You will be responsible for a team of around 20 staff, developing, designing, and delivering teaching and student-centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship, research, and professional practice. As an active contributor, your expertise will enhance our undergraduate BPS accredited Psychology and Psychology with Sociology programmes, our BPS accredited MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology, and our MSc in Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

You will act as Head of Psychology for a minimum of three years and be supported in the role to further develop your own academic career through access to a range of resources available to all University staff, and through a coaching approach to personal development.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please click here to see our Recruitment Pack.

Who we are looking for

Education/Qualification

  • Qualification in relevant areas of Psychology at least to postgraduate level.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to discipline.
  • Doctoral level qualification.
  • Ideally HEA membership or a strong willingness to achieve membership within 18 months of appointment

Experience

Evidenced achievement against the criteria for Esteem, Innovation, Contribution and Academic Leadership:

  • Esteem – Strong and sustained track record in field of expertise at an international level. Leadership positions or awards at national and international levels, for example, research or professional forums, national/international bodies. Raising profile of the University at the highest national or international levels (for example awards and invitations).
  • Innovation and Impact - Sustained track record of outputs of quality that are internationally excellent. Demonstrable impact of scholarship on users, for example: high citations and references to contribution, honours by external institutions, development and exploitation of intellectual property.
  • Contribution - A track record of securing external funding and support for research activity (as Principal Investigator or key contributor). Track record of networking and collaboration within the university. Leadership in relation to management, support and development of postgraduate research students.
  • Academic Leadership - School or faculty level leadership and engagement with University wide groups, committees and projects. Responsibility for organising and deploying resources within area of responsibility. Reputation for supporting, mentoring and developing other members of staff, such as Early Career Academics/Researchers and students. As a minimum: Doctoral Student Completions - 1 as Director of Studies (grade 8) and External Doctoral examinations - minimum of 2 (grade 8).

To view more information, you can please see our Academic Framework.

Skills/Personal Requirements

  • Demonstration of the University’s agreed values and behaviours – Professional, Innovative, Inclusive and Ambitious.

To know more about this exciting opportunity, please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

Salary: Grade 8 - £65,573 - £74,735 per annum

For further details on our wide range of benefits, please click here.

Additional information

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Professor Gary Hutchison (Dean of School) at ga.hutchison@napier.ac.uk or please feel free to contact any members of the team, further information available via the blog.

Closing date: 15th August 2022 at 11:59pm (BST)
Interview date: Week commencing 29th August 2022.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For information see here.

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £65,573 to £74,735 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2022
Closes: 15th August 2022
Job Ref: 0000212971
 
   
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