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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 7/8 - £37,099 - £53,359
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 02/26/2024
Date Posted: 02/26/2024
Reference: A1429


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology


Lecturer, Grade 7 £37,099 - £41,732


Senior Lecturer, Grade 8 £42,159 - £53,359


1.0  FTE – we are able to accommodate full and part time applicants


School of Education and Science



About the School


The School of Education and Science at the University of Gloucestershire is a thriving and exciting environment to work in. The School’s vision is based on three key words: Belonging, Transforming,and Professional. We are a student-centred institution, and these three words guide our decisions, targets and ambitions for the School. The post-holder will primarily be based at the beautiful Francis Close Hall Campus in Cheltenham.


We have a growing Forensic Psychology provision at the University of Gloucestershire, currently offering two British Psychological Society accredited programmes (BSc Forensic Psychology and MSc Forensic Psychology).  Our courses have been designed with an applied focus that enables students to combine theory with practical application, using authentic assessments to guide student learning. 


We have a team of forensic psychology academics and practitioners who have experience of working in international forensic contexts and use this to inform their teaching at various levels.  We also have a strong research-informed teaching ethos, and growing research culture within the Psychological Sciences team.  We are looking to build upon our previous REF submission, with a strong focus on Forensic Psychology in the next REF [2029] submission, with expansion of the forensic psychology team forming a key part of this strategy. 


The Forensic Psychology team have excellent partnerships and working relationships with numerous forensic organisations, including local charities and third sector organisations, HM Prisons, G4S, and local police forces, with these relationships forming a core part of the Forensic Psychology programmes, enabling students to access work experience/volunteering and research opportunities that will enhance their learning and student experience.


About the opportunity

We are currently recruiting for an experienced academic or practitioner forensic psychologist to join our team. With your expertise you will make a substantial contribution to course leadership, teaching, and research in Forensic Psychology and the wider School.


Contributing to teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, you will be an engaging and innovative lecturer who shares our student-centred approach, ready to offer a high standard of support and keen to make a positive contribution to the student experience including graduate outcomes.


Applicants should offer a research or consultancy portfolio commensurate with career stage and a clear personal plan to develop a programme of research.  


Individuals who have been working in practice are strongly encouraged to apply and will will consider fractional posts in order to facilitate split working between academia and applied/practitioner work.


To minimise duplication of your effort, please limit your application to completion of the supplied form; a cover letter and CV will not be required.  Please specify whether you are applying for the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer role and your preferred FTE (Full Time or Part Time hours) on the application form.


Informal enquiries about these posts may be made by email to Dr Amy Grubb, Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology and Academic and Academic Course Leader for the MSc Forensic Psychology programme (


To avoid missing out, please submit your application soon. We will be reviewing applications and interviewing as we receive them and can therefore close with little to no warning if an appropriate candidate is found.


For more information about out benefits and working for the University please click here



The University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff community and welcomes applications from currently under-represented sections of our workforce.


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


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