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Lecturer (Teaching and Research) - UOD1169

University of Dundee - School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Location: Dundee
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: 3156

The Division of Psychology, housed within the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, are seeking to appoint two exceptional individuals with strong track records of research and research-led teaching. As part of our strategic growth initiative, these posts will build our capacity to deliver world-leading teaching and research, strengthening our existing areas of research excellence and support the expansion of our teaching programmes. We invite applications from any area of psychology. However, we particularly welcome applications from candidates with research expertise in health (e.g., mental health, behaviour change, health inequalities, or other), cognitive psychology, or social psychology (with experience of qualitative social psychology methods).

The successful candidates should be able to articulate a clear research strategy, outlining how they will significantly enhance our research, attract external funding, and foster interdisciplinary links across the wider university. The successful candidates will also apply their academic passions to the delivery of excellent and innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The candidates would participate in the design and delivery of Psychology modules, taking an active role in the delivery of our successful undergraduate Psychology programme as well as our expanding taught postgraduate portfolio.

Purpose of the Post

  • Contribute to the research activities of Psychology, ideally in one of our key thematic areas.
  • Support the full economic cost of research by generating research grant income (e.g., UKRI).
  • Supervise research students, and support applicants in their funding applications, if appropriate.
  • Develop appropriate opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange with other academic, industrial partners, and/or third sector partners.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in both theoretical and practical settings.
  • Use innovative teaching methods to deliver high-quality and effective teaching at all levels to equip students with the skills, attributes, and experiences required for their future careers.
  • Supervise research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, ensuring that each student receives an outstanding research training experience.
  • Perform a range of administrative tasks within psychology and provide academic, as well as pastoral, support to students.
  • Display excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability, and willingness to work collaboratively with others and to be an effective team member.
  • Maintain a personal development programme as agreed with academic line manager.

Person Specification Essential

  • PhD in Psychology, or a relevant subject.
  • An established research profile and the ability to produce research outputs of internationally excellent quality suitable for UK REF submission.
  • Evidence of clear research objectives and the ability to generate external funding for research projects that will enhance Division and School research.
  • Experience of teaching at university (or equivalent) level.
  • Experience of marking, assessing coursework and examinations and providing feedback to students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively balance competing demands.
  • Commitment to act in accordance with, and to promote, the university’s values.

Desirable

  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Experience of supervision of undergraduate/taught and research postgraduate student.
  • Experience of applying knowledge in practice, e.g. with consultancy or third-sector organisations.
  • Experience of successful international student recruitment.
  • Ability to contribute to School level research themes.
  • Ability to engage with international recruitment activities.
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