Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (E&S) in Clinical and/or Applied Psychology

University of Exeter
April 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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The starting salaries will be from £41,732 on grade F for appointments at Lecturer level and from £49,794 on grade G for Senior Lecturer level.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (E&S) in Clinical and/or Applied Psychology

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

We are looking to recruit to a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology on a full time, permanent basis from September 2024

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

About the role

The post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in clinical psychology will be to support the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programs in Psychology.

The Psychology Department at the University of Exeter seeks to appoint outstanding scholars in clinical and/or applied psychology to join our team of exceptional scientists and educators to conduct world-leading research aimed at tackling the big challenges facing the mental health and wellbeing in society and educate the next generation of psychologists. The successful candidate will join our active, large, diverse clinical psychology research group (https:// psychology.exeter.ac.uk/research/groups/clinical/).

We welcome applications from any area of clinical and applied psychology, but we are particularly interested in recruiting individuals who conduct research relevant to the wider university strategy (see https: // www. exeter.ac.uk/about/strategy2030/) and who can contribute to our new MSc Clinical Psychology. We would also welcome applications from people who bring new methods expertise to our existing research themes and groups (see https:// psychology.exeter.ac.uk/research/ and https: // psychology.exeter.ac.uk/research/groups/clinical/). We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who are clinically qualified (e.g., clinical/counselling psychologists/therapists). Our existing clinically-qualified staff benefit from strong links with local National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and our in-house NHS-funded research clinic (AccEPT Service: https: // www. exeter.ac.uk/departments/mooddisorders/acceptclinic/), as well as a large and thriving professional psychology training community (https: // cedar.exeter.ac.uk/; Clinical training (Doctoral and MCAPS) Psychology University of Exeter).

Successful candidates will also help us to deliver an inclusive and innovative education to our undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

At the Psychology Department at University of Exeter, we offer a supportive community where all colleagues can thrive and are treated with dignity and respect. The people we are seeking to recruit will demonstrate how they will enable us to maintain and develop this mission.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will:

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD (or nearing completion) or equivalent in psychology to develop teaching programmes, and teach and support learning;
  • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students;
  • Participate in and develop external networks, for example, to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities;
  • Will have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review and have made an impact at discipline programme level beyond their own teaching;
  • Be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.
  • For a Senior Lecturer post, in addition to the above, you will have:

  • Have a consistent track record of excellent teaching across a variety of modules and levels within your discipline as might be expected of a very experienced HE Teacher.
  • Contribute to the design, development, and delivery a range of modules or programmes at various levels; applying innovative and appropriate teaching techniques; identifying sources of funding and securing funds for own scholarly activities and providing academic leadership to those working within programme areas.

  • Be expected to work towards Principal Fellow of the HEA and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

    What we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;

  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy;

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • For further information

    Before submitting an application, you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Dr Joanne Smith on [email protected].

    Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of these positions: Senior Lecturer and Lecturer attached at the top of the advert

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