Lecturer in Psychology (Maternity – Fixed Term)

Edinburgh Napier University
February 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Fixed-Term – 12 mont
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Lecturer in Psychology (Maternity – Fixed Term)

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£44,263 - £56,021 pro rata


Excellent Benefits Package

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Edinburgh Napier University are delighted to be recognised as the #1 Modern University in Scotland (THE World University Rankings 2023), the #1 University in Edinburgh for student satisfaction (NSS 2020 - 2023), a top 10 UK Modern University (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023), and the top Scottish Modern University for research power and impact (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

Our School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of the educational provision we offer, the employability of our graduates and the international reputation and partnerships we have.

The Psychology department has significant modern laboratory and research facilities to support the group's teaching and interdisciplinary research activities, including the Centre for Mind and Creativity Research, and Migration and Mobility Research Network.

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Lecturer in Psychology to join us and support the subject group with teaching requirements for a period of maternity cover on a guaranteed hours basis, for 12 months.

The Role:

As a Lecturer in Psychology, you will have the opportunity to join our vibrant Psychology team and take responsibility for delivering teaching and student- centred learning, underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice within your assigned areas of responsibility.

You will be in an excellent position to bring your disciplinary expertise to our thriving teaching and research culture, in turn contributing to our current undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

These will include contributions to our undergraduate BPS accredited Psychology and Psychology with Sociology programmes, with the potential to contribute to our BPS accredited MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology, and our MSc in Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

As a multidisciplinary school with an excellent record in applied research and teaching, we will support you to go beyond traditional boundaries, working with others internally, across the wider university, and externally to foster an inter-professional, collaborative approach to educational delivery from the outset.

Further to this, you will find yourself making a profound and positive impact on the experience of our students as you use your initiative, creativity and judgement in applying appropriate approaches to teaching and learning support and scholarly activities.

What we will need from you:

We will look for demonstrable evidence of teaching expertise in Psychology and we would be keen to receive applications from candidates that complement or enhance the expertise of our team.

You will also need:

  • A doctoral level qualification in Psychology
  • Evidence of experience developing high quality teaching/learning and research programmes and have experience of research-informed teaching.
  • Evidence of teaching and learning enhancement initiatives you have developed or been involved in which will directly support the University Strategy of enhancing student experience and increasing graduate employability.
  • For a full role profile and comprehensive list of duties please click here.

    Benefits we offer:

    At Edinburgh Napier University we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme with an Employer contribution of 23%, flexible working and professional development opportunities. Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

    Additional information:

    Salary: Grade 6 - £44,263 - £56,021 per annum (depending on experience) pro rata

    Contract: Fixed-Term – 12 months

    Hours: Minimum of 260 hours over 12 months

    Closing date: 14th February 2024

    Interviews: Week commencing 26th February 2024

    The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here . We are a flexible Employer.

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