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Lecturer in Psychology: Education, Scholarship & Professional Practice

School of Psychology

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 36 Months
Release Date:  Monday 16 December 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 26 January 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  SS-155-19

The School of Psychology is seeking to appoint 3 Lecturers in Psychology to provide high-quality research, as well as excellent teaching and supervision, who is able to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn. 

We are seeking candidates with expertise in one (or more) of the following areas:

  1. Qualitative Research Methods – successful candidates will have specialised knowledge in qualitative research methods and proficiency in at least two areas of contemporary relevance to the discipline (e.g. IPA; Grounded theory; Thematic Analysis; Discourse Analysis)
  2. Clinical Psychology – successful candidates will have specialised knowledge of theoretical and applied research in clinical & abnormal psychology, plus knowledge (but not necessarily experience) of clinical and professional practice.
  3. All areas of Psychology – we welcome applications from candidates from across the discipline who can demonstrate that they meet the essential role criteria below. We are particularly seeking applications from candidates whose interests complement our existing areas of expertise. 

As Lecturer in Psychology you will:

  • Teach as a member of a teaching team in a developing capacity within an established programme of study
  • Make a sustained and significant contribution to high-quality research 
  • Supervise students undertaking their final year project and/or MSc project; supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent in Psychology or related discipline 
  • Up to date and advanced knowledge in an area of Psychology 
  • Teaching skills appropriate to higher education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, & communication skills

The School of Psychology overlooks Canterbury with a view of the cathedral. It is a leading centre of research and education with a commitment to scientific excellence, a concern for tackling problems of contemporary relevance and a commitment to have positive impact. 

The School is consistently rated in the top 20 of UK course providers.  We currently have over 40 faculty members, 80 PhD students and a diverse range of externally - funded research projects that employ numerous post-doctoral staff. All are supported by an experienced Professional and Technical Services team. 

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS-155-19

Interviews are likely to be held in February 2020.

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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