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Postgraduate Assistant in Psychology

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 6 £27,025 - £32,236 pa pro rata
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 08/16/2019
Date Posted: 07/19/2019
Reference: A1123


0.5 FTE


3 year fixed term post


The School of Natural and Social Sciences at University of Gloucestershire is seeking to appoint a part-time Postgraduate Assistant to a fixed term post in Psychology. 


The successful candidate will hold a first class or high upper second class undergraduate degree, and will have, or be eligible for, Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).  Possession of a Master’s degree is also desirable. 


The main responsibilities of the Postgraduate Assistant will be: to support lecturing staff during lectures and practical sessions; to deliver some practical sessions and seminars based on material provided by lecturing staff; to assist with student assessment; to assist with provision of our personal tutor scheme.  Strong skills in research methods (qualitative or quantitative) will be a particular asset.  Depending on experience and interest, the Postgraduate Assistant could contribute to the development of teaching materials including preparation of online learning resources, laboratory and practical exercises, and activities to be used during recruitment and outreach events.  They would also be expected to undertake some training to support development of their teaching skills.


The post-holder can expect to support teaching on the BSc Psychology and the BSc Criminology & Psychology.  Depending on experience, they may also contribute to support of delivery of the MSc Psychology.


For a post-holder interested in undertaking a research degree in Psychology at University of Gloucestershire alongside their responsibilities in the 0.5 FTE Postgraduate Assistant role, the School will pay postgraduate research fees for part-time enrolment over three years.  This benefit is subject to continuing employment in post, and satisfactory progress on the research degree. 


This position is available for a start in September / October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter/


On average the post holder will work 2.5 days a week but this will vary across the year according to teaching and assessment commitments, with a heavier load during main periods of teaching and assessment, to be agreed in discussion with the line manager.


Based at our attractive campus in Cheltenham, we offer a welcoming and positive working environment. 


Further Details


For further information relating to the post, informal enquiries may be made to Dr Julie Collins, Academic Subject Leader for Psychological Sciences or Dr Steven Baker, Academic Course Leader for BSc Psychology


Closing Date; Midday Friday 16th August 2019


Interview Date: Friday 13th September 2019


The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.


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