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Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Kingston University – School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the delivery of teaching and research at the heart of a dynamic department with a reputation in developing successful, research-led programmes. Our varied programmes aim to nurture students’ inquisitive minds and to transform them into critical-thinking professionals.

You will plan, deliver and assess a range of modules across our undergraduate and postgraduate BPS accredited forensic psychology programmes, using a variety of technologies and approaches to deliver a vibrant education to your students that can be translated into real-world skills. Expertise in an area of forensic psychology is essential. The ability to teach in one core area of the BPS curriculum would be an advantage.

Research is, naturally, a key part of our make-up and you will supervise research students while benefitting from membership of the Forensic Psychology Research Group, working with colleagues producing high quality internationally excellent research.

The Person

You will hold a doctorate in the field of psychology. You will have a recognised teaching or learning qualification. If you haven’t already achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition, we’ll need you to do so before the end of your probation period.

On a personal level, going above and beyond to deliver exceptional teaching and support to our students will be your core motivation. You will use your experience of working in Psychology to promote integrated professional practice across everything you do, imparting practical knowledge to students that they will take with them in their future careers.

Constantly seeking to improve, you’ll scrutinise your own work, build private and public sector networks, and work collaboratively to enhance the faculty’s reputation in higher education and occupational circles.

The Faculty

The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences combines Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. Driven by a forward-thinking approach, the Faculty is dynamic, innovative and ambitious. We focus on business and social challenges that impact us all such as decision making, sustainable development and individual resilience.

Together, the Schools strive to nurture socially responsible, well-informed and actively engaged members of society who graduate as adaptable, ambitious and solutions-focused professionals. 

Practical experience and real-life learning are at the heart of our degrees. Our graduates will be equipped with the skills to manage and navigate a world that needs employees to be digitally skilled and to have highly developed people management skills, emotional intelligence, and innovative, entrepreneurial drive.

Further information

This is a full-time, permanent position with a starting salary of £43,187 per annum.

Interviews are due to be on Thursday 18 January 2024. 

For any further queries relating to this role, please contact Dr Sabira Mannan, Head of Department of Psychology & Associate Professor.  

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we continuously strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are – harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

Location: Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Salary: £43,187 to £46,929 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 3860
   
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