Lecturer in Psychology

Opening Date:
11 Mar 2021
Closing Date:
12 Apr 2021
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

Our new Psychology School could change everything.

So could you!

Part time applications will also be considered for this role.

At the very heart of England, the University of Derby transforms futures via industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research. With some 34,000 students, including more than 1,700 from overseas, we’re going from strength to strength – and we have recently established a dedicated School of Psychology within our College of Psychology, Health and Social Care. This new School will bring together campus and online teaching, pooling professional knowledge and insights to achieve exceptional outcomes. You will operate at its heart.

Applying your expertise in campus, online and blended learning and delivery methods, you will shape and realise innovative and engaging undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes. At the same time, you will act as a personal tutor and support student recruitment and marketing whilst undertaking cutting-edge research and maintaining a strong record of publication. In particular, you will actively raise the University’s profile by presenting at key conferences and workshops, making you a powerful ambassador for both your discipline and our School.

You should hold a PhD (or submitted and awaiting examination) in an area related to Psychology or equivalence accepted in a relevant subject area, for example by publication or through appropriate professional achievement or willingness to work towards within an agreed timeframe. You will be supported to achieve Fellowship of the HEA, if not already held, and will apply your existing teaching and research experience to become an exceptional lecturer and subject leader. We’re looking for a true innovator – someone whose research and pedagogy will shape thinking in Psychology for years to come, and who can play a crucial part in shaping our provision to take us onto the international stage. Like us, you will be passionate about best practice in teaching and learning, determined to make your mark on your discipline – and ready to secure the funding and interest to take your research to the next level.