Lecturer in Social Sciences - NES00447

The Robert Gordon University

United Kingdom

September 23, 2022


Job Advert

Lecturer in Social Sciences (Ref. No. L644)

Aberdeen City Campus/ Full-time/Permanent

Salary: £35,170 - £43,357 pro rata per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, organised and dynamic individual to deliver on our Social Science programmes which range in level from SCQF 5 to SCQF 8.

It is essential that you are educated to degree level or equivalent in the relevant subject area of Psychology but also have experience of other social science disciplines. You will have relevant vocational experience and have excellent communication and presentation skills.

If you are a highly effective team player who has the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with students and colleagues we want you to come and join our team.

The College encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.

The closing date for applications will be 23rd September

Person Specification


(criteria marked are desirable, all others are essential)


  • Working knowledge of Psychology and at least one other social science discipline e.g. Sociology, Criminology, Politics, Social Science Research Methodology etc.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to develop and use appropriate learning/teaching/training materials
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the use of electronic learning materials

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Social Sciences
  • Up to date experience of Social Science areas of research and study.
  • Teaching or training experience
  • Teaching qualification (TQFE or equivalent)
  • Assessment experience
  • Assessment qualification
  • ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
  • GTC registration

  • Effective team player who actively supports others
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with students and colleagues
  • Prioritises work effectively
  • Meets deadlines
  • Personally well-organised

  • Evidence of commitment to equal opportunities
  • Own practice reflects good health and safety practice
  • Has undertaken mandatory staff development (if internal candidate)
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
  • Driving Licence and willingness to use own vehicle for business purposes.
  • None

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    Generally called RGU, Robert Gordon University is an open university. It was originated from an educational institution founded in the 18th century by Robert Gordon. The educational establishment received its university status in 1992. It is one of two institutions...