Associate Lecturer in Psychology of Learning,Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

Birkbeck, University of London

United Kingdom

August 15, 2022

Description

Associate Lecturer in Psychology of Learning,Problem-Solving and Decision-

Making

An excellent opportunity for a current or aspiring lecturer to join the psychology teaching team on the Cert (HE) programme.

Salary range

£61.68 per hour

Contract type

Fixed term

Mode

Part time

Grade

7

Business Unit (dept)

Department of Psychological Sciences

Closing date for applicants

15-Aug-2022

Ref No

1287

An excellent opportunity for a current or aspiring lecturer to join the psychology teaching team on the Cert (HE) programme.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to join the collaborative and supportive teaching team on the Certificate of Higher Education and Foundation Year programmes. Your main responsibility will be preparation, teaching, administration and assessment the Problem Solving and Decision making module, which is a Level 4 module offered as part of our Certificate of Higher Education.

The module offers an introduction to key theories and research of cognitive psychology, theories of learning, and the application to problem solving, decision making, expertise and creativity. The module is a core requirement for students undertaking the Applied Psychology Certificate (HE).

The module is delivered on Friday evenings, 6:30 pm – 8:30pm. For 22 weeks from October 2022 to March 2023. 07/10/22-16/12/22 in the Autumn term and 13/01/23 -24/03/23 in the Spring term.

In addition to the criteria specified in the job pack, the minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • A degree in Psychology.
  • Relevant teaching experience, working with adult students within the HE sector.
  • A good understanding of the needs of part-time adult learners and be able to relate well to their individual needs and engage their interest and enthusiasm.
  • Experience of (or willingness to develop) a wide range of teaching and assessment methods.
  • Demonstrably effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills across a range of relevant contexts.
  • A working knowledge of IT including Word, Excel, e-mail and experience of (or willingness to use) Moodle.
  • Particularly able to work both as part of a team and independently as appropriate.
  • Willing to engage in reflective practice.
  • Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

    Desirable:

  • Postgraduate degree/s in a relevant area
  • A teaching qualification
  • The successful candidate will be required to teach all sessions on the module

    Remuneration:

    Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service with the College (starting rate £61.68 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier' which covers preparation, teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course.

    Enquiries:

    If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Dr Michael Mallaghan, Cert HE Programme Director, via m.mallaghan@bbk.ac.uk or 020 3926 1066 .

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk, providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

    While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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    Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier,...