Lecturer in Forensic Psychology (Teaching Focused) - School of Psychology - 97625 - Grade 8

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

June 28, 2021

Description

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology (Teaching Focused) - School of Psychology - 97625 - Grade 8 - (2100011T)

Description

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology (Teaching Focused)

School of Psychology

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553, with potential progression once in post to £55,750

Grade 8

Part Time 0.8FTE/FTC up until June 2022

Closing date – 28th June 2021

Interviews are scheduled for 12th July 2021

Background

To contribute to the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Programme and other undergraduate, postgraduate. and CPD programmes, as appropriate. In addition, to contribute to the department/school through management/leadership, and enterprise activities, as appropriate.

Scope of the Role

Contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis to the whole range of research, teaching leadership and administration in the Centre for Applied Psychology.

Research is likely to involve an established national and developing international reputation through significant original research work and a clear record of impact, and/or designing and developing significant innovative underpinning technologies.

Teaching is likely to include: (a) development and leadership of major teaching programmes or equivalent; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability that is of manifest benefit to the College and University.

Management and administration is likely to include Departmental/School leadership and management activity with University wide involvement that may include sustained high value impact knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement and similar activities that are of manifest benefit to the College and University.

Main duties

Research-

To include some, but not necessarily all, the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 listed below: • Supervise and examine Forensic Psychology Doctorate and PhD students, both within the institution and externally • Manage research activities and/or supervise other research staff • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued

Learning and Teaching-

To contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis to learning and teaching. Where appropriate for the discipline, this may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below: • Lead the development of new and appropriate approaches to learning and teaching. This may be underpinned by research and evaluation of teaching methods and systems. • Act as adviser for teaching and learning methods through excellent practice and mentoring other colleagues • Lead the design and/or co-ordination of programmes (including acting as module lead for at least two modules on the ForenPsyD programme) or equivalent activities across the School or Department • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy, methods and standards, more widely than the School • Contribute to debate nationally about policy, methods and practices through publications, conference activity and roles that advance quality in the discipline • Lead the development and management of assessment strategies within the School/Department • Lead substantial and sustained high value impact activity in knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) that enhances the student experience and/or employability and is of manifest benefit to learning and teaching in the College and the University. This may include the development of industrial links and comparable networks and initiatives.

In addition, the learning and teaching responsibilities will include some but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 level listed below: • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels including the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology and other applied programmes • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate • Undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods

Management/administration- To chair and/or lead activities in the Department/ School and representation on University committees or working groups. Where appropriate to the discipline, this is likely to include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below. • Make an important contribution to the development and running of the Department or School, for example, leading activity on teaching assessment and/or on research • Perform a liaison role between the Centre for Applied Psychology and the wider university community e.g. the Institute for Mental Health, devising and implementing formal mechanisms of collaboration • Co-ordinate the School-wide forensic seminar programme • Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities • Make important contributions to the development of the Department/School/PAU's research strategy and/or learning and teaching strategy • Contribute significantly to the development and delivery of knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement and public engagement activities with a sustained high value impact of manifest benefit to the College and the University

In addition, the management/administration responsibilities will include some but but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 listed below: • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School • Lead/project manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive) • Advise on personal development of staff and students • Make a sustained contribution to widening participation, schools outreach and/or public understanding of the discipline • Contribute to administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups) • Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities

Person Specification

• Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD or Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology) or equivalent qualifications • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Forensic Psychologist would be desirable but not essential • Demonstrated competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas.

Research requirements Evidence of success under the following headings, as appropriate to the discipline: • record of peer reviewed research publications • supervision of doctoral students to completion

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

For an informal discussion relating to the post please contact Dr Caroline Oliver (c.j.oliver@bham.ac.uk or Dr. Zoe Stephenson (Z.M.E.Stephenson@bham.ac.uk)

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

Primary Location

: GB-GB-Birmingham

Job

: Academic Non-clinical

Organization

: Psychology

Schedule

: Temporary

Full-time

Job Posting

: 09.06.2021, 6:38:52 PM

Grade (for job description): Grade 8

Salary (Pay Basis)

: 41,526.00

Maximum Salary

: 55,750.00

Advert Close Date

: 29.06.2021, 5:59:00 AM

Fixed Term Contract End Date 01.06.2022

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