Demonstrator - Psychological Sciences

Birkbeck College, University of London

United Kingdom

September 15, 2021


Demonstrator - Psychological Sciences

An excellent opportunity to support the teaching team on the BSc and MSc Psychology programmes.

Salary range

£21.64 per hour

Contract type

Fixed term


Part time


Grade 6

Business Unit (dept)

Department of Psychological Sciences

Closing date for applicants


Ref No


An excellent opportunity to support the teaching team on the BSc and MSc Psychology programmes.

You will assist in the delivery of predetermined programmes of teaching to Birkbeck Psychological Science students, under academic supervision, to facilitate the successful completion of their studies. You should engage in the scholarship necessary to ensure good practice in teaching and to apply appropriate levels of knowledge in the subject areas to be taught.

We are currently looking for Demonstrators to support the following modules:

  • Research Methods 1 (Level 5; Mondays 6-9pm)
  • Research Methods 1 (P) (Level 7; Fridays 6-9pm), from 4 October 2021 to 17 December 2021,
  • plus a single Spring Term revision session (TBA) (12 teaching weeks)

  • Research Methods 2 (Level 5; Mondays 6-9pm)
  • Research Methods 2 (P) (level 7; Fridays 6-9pm), from 10 January 2022 to 25 March 2022 (excluding 14-18 February, 2022 due to reading week and 21 Feb – 4 March)
  • plus a single Spring Term revision session (TBA) (9 teaching weeks). Duties include assisting in the supervision of group projects.

    Successful candidates will be required to attend a training session on 29th September 2021

    Please specify on your statement which module you would like to be considered for or if you would like to be considered for several positions.

    Most incumbents of roles at this level will be employed as part of their general academic development and will be undertaking this work independently but in parallel with postgraduate studies.

    In addition to the criteria specified in the job pack below, candidates must have:

  • A first degree in Psychology or an equivalent relevant qualification.
  • Advanced experience in using a range of statistical techniques and report writing suitable for quantitative psychological science research.
  • Awareness of the needs of part-time adult learners and ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn.
  • A good working knowledge of SPSS.
  • The ability able to work both as part of a team and independently as appropriate and have the ability to support teaching.
  • A willingness to engage in reflective practice.
  • For the Research Methods 2 role, previous experience of working as a demonstrator supporting research methods courses would be beneficial.

    Indicative module syllabi are available via our website:

    Research Methods 1: https:// www.

    Research Methods 2: https:// www.


    Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service with the College (starting rate £21.64 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 6. Marking is paid separately for these roles.


    If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact the relevant module convenor:

    Research Methods 1: Prof. Clare Press,

    Research methods 1(postgraduate): Dr Daniel Yon,

    Research Methods 2 & 2(p): Prof. Tim Smith,

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact, 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.

    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, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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