|Salary:||£42,978 to £56,021 per annum|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||6th November 2023|
Interview Date: Thursday 23 November 2023
This is a full-time, permanent position.
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is located on a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle, and the old Roman city. Our story began in the 1860s as an Anglican teacher training college for women, which makes us one of the oldest Higher Education Institutions in the UK. Since then, we've grown, adapted, and modernised to become the thriving university we are today. We're still experts in teaching and education, but we've now got a wider portfolio of exciting degree courses than ever before. We currently offer causes in a wide range of subjects, from Undergraduate Degree level to PhD, and much more in between.
We are seeking an experienced psychology academic to lead our BPS accredited undergraduate Psychology programmes at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU).
BGU offers a single honours programme, and a suite of joint-honours programmes, along with subjects spanning humanities, social sciences, and education-related disciplines. The Programme Leader would have oversight of the dynamic provision and the small, collegiate, and experienced Psychology team.
BGU welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate Psychology students in 2014 and since then, the programme and team and provision have grown, and plans to grow further. An important aspect of the Programme Leader role will be to oversee, enhance and support student recruitment activities.
Psychology is situated within the Education, Health, and Lifelong Learning portfolio, within the academic faculty, and enjoys a range of laboratory and technical resources. Psychology research sits within the Psychology, Health and Wellbeing Research and Knowledge Exchange Unit. BGU returned a Psychology REF submission for the first time in 2021 and seeks to enhance further its research quality and environment. BGU is situated on a pleasant campus in uphill, historic Lincoln, which values community support, local regeneration, and engagement. The Psychology course at BGU is one of only a few courses in the country to offer students a Psychology placement, supported by a dedicated placement officer, as well as a BA degree. BGU is one of the oldest HEIs in the UK.
The Programme Leader would need to contribute aspects of teaching and learning, and research. Expertise in social psychology and/or individual differences would be welcomed, as would experience with qualitative methods and the ability to supervise qualitative projects, with further opportunities for doctoral supervision.
Experience of course or programme leadership would be highly beneficial, as would experience of liaising with the BPS and associated professional networks.
BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:
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