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Director of Psychology

The University of Law

Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th May 2024
Closes: 31st May 2024
Job Ref: JL1048084LonDOP

The University of Law is a leading for-profit private higher-education institution. Combining our history and heritage with an agile and commercial outlook, we have delivered significant growth over recent years and have exciting ambitions for the future.  We are one of the UK’s largest law schools with an impressive history dating back to 1876. We employ over 1,400 staff and have over 17,000 students studying Law, Criminology, Policing, Psychology, Computer Science, as well as Business and Management through our dedicated Business School.

Following the successful launch of Psychology at The University of Law, we are now seeking to widen its portfolio and to expand the discipline across multiple campuses. Therefore, we are looking for a senior academic to join as Director of Psychology and lead the growth of our Psychology team and its portfolio of programmes. This is also an exciting opportunity to adopt and champion innovation in teaching and learning and to enrich the other disciplines offered at The University of Law, by contributing elements of Psychology to their programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Student experience, performance and outcomes for all students on Psychology Programmes and modules from registration until successful completion of the degree award.
  • Exceeding the threshold set out by the OfS with regard to continuation, completion, progression and outcomes, as set out in annual KPIs.
  • Ensuring the quality of programme materials design and assessments from the academic, employability and BPS points of view.
  • Delivering market leading programmes with continuous improvement in external metrics, including OfS/QAA/BPS regulatory criteria
  • Being responsible for the quality of the Psychology programmes and application of processes aimed at ensuring the effective management and delivery of programmes and assessment of modules in all campuses
  • Delivering continuous improvement in all stakeholder feedback, including student satisfaction scores, employability results and NSS student survey results
  • Attending appropriate external sector events to positively promote the university within the Higher Education community and gain insights into best practice.

We are looking for individuals who are/have:

  • PhD in Psychology or equivalent
  • Level 7 degree in Psychology or equivalent
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of equivalent
  • Senior Management experience within higher education with demonstrable success in influencing strategy, business and academic development
  • Management and maintenance of a programme, product or service
  • Experience of driving continuous improvement
  • Led the development of programmes through BPS accreditation and/or working as an accreditor for the BPS

This role may attract conferment of full professorship whereby an application would be made through the professoriate committee.

In order to apply, please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the required criteria (via the ‘Apply’ button above) by the application close date: 31st May 2024

Benefits

The role offers a competitive salary & benefits package with a generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days. For further information regarding the overall package please contact talentacquisition@law.ac.uk 

Our Approach

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse student population, striving to increase the representation of age, disability, gender identity and expression, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background of our employees.

We’re also committed to providing adjustments to those who may require support with the recruitment process - please contact the ULaw Talent Acquisition Team talentacquisition@law.ac.uk.

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