Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

United Kingdom
Sep 14, 2016
Nov 02, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Job Purpose

The School of Psychology is seeking to appoint new faculty at Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level. All appointees will be expected to have ambition to participate in one of the UK’s strongest research Schools, maintaining our strengths as a leading research-led teaching department, capturing external research funding, and publishing work of the highest academic quality and impact. The appointees will be expected to show the ability to lead and shape the strategic direction of the School, to maintain its reputation at a national and international level, and to contribute to outstanding postgraduate supervision and undergraduate teaching.

The appointees will each have a clear research vision, growing international reputation, and significant track record of internationally leading research (evidenced for example by a number of high impact journal publications). The appointees will also have a reasonable track record in attracting external research funding and emerging leadership and management skills. They will be inspiring teachers, able to communicate with researchers, undergraduates and the general public.

Person Specification

Skills and Experience – Lecturer

  • • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • • Substantial research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels


  • • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation and high quality research outputs
  • • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • • Evidence of grant capture is desirable.


  • • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • • Experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues

Management Administration

  • • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • • Ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

Skills and Experience – Senior Lecturer

  • Demonstrated competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas.

Research requirements
An excellent national reputation and a developing international profile through significant original research work and a clear record of impact. Evidence of success under the following headings, as appropriate to the discipline:

  • • High level peer esteem as evidenced by

- Excellent reputation in the UK and often internationally, reflected in sustained high quality output, level of innovation, impact on subject and recognition
- An excellent and sustained record of peer reviewed research publications

  • • Successful and sustained supervision of doctoral students to completion
  • • Substantial and sustained research income generation, e.g. through research grants, contracts, research consultancy or other external funding
  • • Sustained high value impact knowledge transfer and enterprise that is of manifest benefit to the College and University

Learning and teaching requirements
An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality. The teaching quality demonstrated to be informed by an appropriate level of scholarship. Evidence of success under the following headings:

  • • High national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
  • • Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners’ natural curiosity
  • • Significant and sustained contribution to one or more of the following: strategic development of new programmes; approaches to learning; the development of learning resources
  • • High quality and sustained contributions to fostering excellence in teaching activities more widely, i.e. in the Department/School or College and/or externally
  • • Track record of substantial and sustained high value impact on the enhancement of the student experience, and/or employability
  • • Mentoring and expert advice which develops the skills of colleagues in teaching and in fostering learning

Management and administration-related requirements
Demonstrated significant achievement in management and administration-related activities, which may include leadership of activities/initiatives. Evidence of success under the following headings

  • • Successful and sustained performance in significant administrative/managerial role (s) (e.g. exams officer)
  • • Significant and sustained high quality innovative contributions to the management/administration of the Department/School/College or University
  • • Successful and sustained contribution to the corporate life of the School/College/University, displaying willingness to contribute actively to committees, collaborative teaching and administrative tasks