Lecturer in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Department of PPS
Application closing date
£43,414 - £51,805 per annum, pro-rata
Permanent, Fixed-term, Part-time
The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies (PPS) is
recognised internationally as one of the leading Departments for work that
focuses on the role of the unconscious mind in mental health, culture and
society and the many psychosocial factors which influence our lives.
Our degrees and research focus on the intrapsychic, interpersonal and
psychosocial engagement with issues of immediate contemporary relevance in
society, culture, care, refugees, race, gender and sexualities, politics,
management and organisational functioning, childhood, and mental health and
wellbeing. Our transformative programme of education and research aims to have
a positive impact on society and ultimately to transform it. Ours is an
exciting department undergoing a period of expansion in teaching programmes,
student numbers, research activities and academic staff.
There are two positions available. The first is permanent part-time for 18
hours per week starting from 2 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The second is fixed-term until 31 August 2023 for 7.2 hours per week.
Applicants may be considered for both positions or just the one and are
encouraged to state clearly on your application the contract type for which
you wish to be considered. Appointment will be made to teaching only (ASE)
Duties of the Role
You will contribute to teaching in the areas of Psychodynamic Counselling,
Psychoanalytic Observation, and Reflective Practice. In addition, you will
undertake placement visits, supervise and support UG and MA students in their
research projects and fulfil any assessment and examination duties.
Lecturers are required to contribute to excellence in education by designing
and delivering, substantive and effective teaching and learning support at
undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and engage in individual and/or
collaborative scholarship and professional practice activity which contributes
to an excellent standard of publications.
A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.
Qualifications and Skills required
You will possess a Masters level degree in Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy,
Counselling or equivalent professional experience or practice and be a
qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist or psychodynamic counsellor. In
addition, membership of the British Psychoanalytic Council, the Council for
Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (a college of the UK Council for
Psychotherapy), the British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling or
an equivalent organisation is essential.
You will have experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate
levels, or demonstrable potential to achieve this, experience of designing and
planning of learning activities and developing effective learning environments
and knowledge and scholarly interest in psychoanalytic perspectives on
It is also essential that you possess the ability and willingness to play an
active part in the administration of the department and extra-curricular
Our Department and University are committed to the principles of the Athena
Swan Charter and creating a working environment that embraces equality and
diversity. We particularly welcome applications from those who are from an
ethnic minority, or identify as female or non-binary, to improve their
representation in PPS.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that
promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our
Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings
and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more
information see: https: // www. essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and
person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications
and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the
post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an
application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice
or help in making an application, or need information in a different format,
please email the Resourcing Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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