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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Psychology (2 posts)

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 7/8 - £33,797-£49,553 per annum
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 06/09/2020
Date Posted: 05/11/2020
Reference: A1172


The School of Natural and Social Sciences at University of Gloucestershire is looking to appoint two full-time Lecturers in Psychology.  

The School comprises three Subject Communities—Psychological Sciences, Social Sciences, and Environmental Sciences—with over 1000 students and 50 academic, technician and administrative staff.  Our Psychological Sciences provision is experiencing year-on-year growth and we are investing in its expansion.  

The successful applicants would contribute to our BSc Psychology, BSc Criminology & Psychology, BSc Forensic Psychology, MSc Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology, and MSc Health Psychology.  They would also have the opportunity to support research students.

We are particularly looking to appoint individuals who can offer the following themes:

  • Forensic Psychology, especially bringing expertise around: assessment, formulation and interventions for offenders, at risk individuals, and victims/survivors of violent and sexual offending; forensic psychology in prisons and secure units; diversity in client groups;

  • Health Psychology, especially bringing expertise around: measures for and management of acute conditions; interventions such as cognitive behavioural approaches and motivational interviewing; health psychology in hospital and secure settings; analysis of population-level longitudinal data.

An ability to contribute to the teaching of Developmental or Cognitive Psychology and qualitative methods would also be an asset.

The successful applicants will be engaging and innovative lecturers who share our student-centred ethos, are ready to offer a high standard of support and are willing to make a positive contribution to the student experience.  

The applicants will be expected to offer a research plan for developing a research portfolio leading to publication and wider impact, in preparation for the next REF exercise.  

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


Further details


Closing Date: Tuesday 9 June (noon)

Interview Date: Thursday 18 June or Tuesday 23 June

Start date for these positions is likely to be on or after 1 September 2020.


For further information relating to the posts, informal enquiries may be made to the Academic Subject Leader for Psychological Sciences, currently Dr Julie Collins, or the ASL designate Dr Katerina Kantartzis 


The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and we select the best possible on merit alone.  We welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.


We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing to offer an interview to anyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and who meets all of the essential criteria contained within the person specification.


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