Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Kingston University
July 10, 2024
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Lecturer in Forensic Psychology


Faculty of Business and Social Sciences


School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

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  • This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the delivery of teaching and research at the heart of a dynamic department with a reputation in developing successful, research-led programmes. Our varied programmes aim to nurture students' inquisitive minds and to transform them into critical-thinking professionals.

    You will plan, deliver and assess a range of modules across our undergraduate and postgraduate BPS accredited forensic psychology programmes, using a variety of technologies and approaches to deliver a vibrant education to your students that can be translated into real-world skills. Expertise in an area of forensic psychology is essential. The ability to teach in one core area of the BPS curriculum would be an advantage.

    Research is, naturally, a key part of our make-up and you will supervise research students while benefitting from membership of the Forensic Psychology Research Group, working with colleagues producing high quality internationally excellent research.

    The Person

    You will hold a PhD or doctorate in the field of forensic psychology. By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained).

    On a personal level, going above and beyond to deliver exceptional teaching and support to our students will be your core motivation. You will use your experience of working in Psychology to promote integrated professional practice across everything you do, imparting practical knowledge to students that they will take with them in their future careers.

    Constantly seeking to improve, you'll scrutinise your own work, build private and public sector networks, and work collaboratively to enhance the faculty's reputation in higher education and occupational circles.

    The Faculty

    The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences combines Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. Driven by a forward- thinking approach, the Faculty is dynamic, innovative and ambitious. We focus on business and social challenges that impact us all such as decision making, sustainable development and individual resilience.

    Together, the Schools strive to nurture socially responsible, well-informed and actively engaged members of society who graduate as adaptable, ambitious and solutions-focused professionals.

    Practical experience and real-life learning are at the heart of our degrees. Our graduates will be equipped with the skills to manage and navigate a world that needs employees to be digitally skilled and to have highly developed people management skills, emotional intelligence as well as innovative, entrepreneurial drive.

    Further information

    This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with a starting salary of £43,187 per annum.

    Interviews are due to be held in person on Monday 22 nd July.

    For any further queries relating to this role, please contact Prof Rachel Wilcock, Head of Department of Psychology.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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