Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)
Thursday, 13 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 8 March 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 08/03/2020
Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)
Package: + Pension (Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme)

Job description

Pathways: ResearchLearning & Teaching, or Professional Practice 

We are looking for an academic and/or practitioner with a forensic psychology background, to join an enthusiastic psychology group, running successful undergraduate psychology programmes and an MSc in Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

The School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of the educational provision we offer, the employability of our graduates, and the international reputation and partnerships we have. The Psychology group is based within Edinburgh Napier University's GBP 60 million Sighthill campus.  Alongside developing robust research skills and solid theoretical understanding, we focus on developing real-world knowledge and skills that will prepare our students for the workplace. We work in collaboration with organisations to whom we can provide relevant and useful research outputs, and to a number of which our postgraduate students will be well-placed to apply following their studies.

Following the success of our MSc in Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology, we are now expanding our staff team to deliver a new MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology. The new programme is designed to prepare students for applying for Forensic Psychologist in Training positions. To find out more about us click here.

The role

You will support the academic provision on our postgraduate programmes in Applied Forensic Psychology and in Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology. There is a possibility that in the future successful candidates will spend short periods of time teaching overseas.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Deliver teaching across our postgraduate programmes, including supervision of MSc dissertations
  • Build and maintain professional networks with criminal justice agencies
  • Identify opportunities for, and nurture, inter-disciplinary collaborations within, and external to, the university
  • Support PhD supervision and CPD provision
  • Work as part of a team to deliver an outstanding student experience

Who we are looking for

You must have:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline. Chartered status with the British Psychological Society is recognised as a doctoral level qualification.  
  • Demonstrable evidence of teaching or practice specialisation in more than one of the following areas of expertise: Forensic interviewing, expert testimony in court proceedings, forensic risk assessment, forensic risk formulation, offending behaviour interventions, ethical and professional standards in psychology practice, epigenetics in a forensic context, neuroethics, forensic psychopathology, multi-agency working within the criminal justice system, criminal justice policy, and current issues in forensic psychology practice.  
  • Evidence of a professional academic research / professional practice profile
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in forensic psychology to develop high quality teaching  and research 
  • Experience of delivering research led teaching and/or training 

Please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

Salary: GBP 40,322 - GBP 49,553 per annum (Grade 6) + Pension (Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme)

Additional information

Closing date: Sunday 8 March 2020 (midnight GMT) 
Interviews: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Associate Professor Marc Kozlowski at m.kozlowski@napier.ac.uk

Please also note that you must have permission to work in the UK, as we are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.