Senior Teaching Fellow in Neuroscience & Psychology

London (Greater) (GB)
£46,292 - £54,534 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Thursday, 22 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Teaching Fellow in Neuroscience & Psychology

Job ID: 021204

Salary: £46,292 - £54,534 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

Posted: 21-Apr-2021

Closing date: 12-May-2021

Business unit: IoPPN

Department: Academic Neuroscience

Contact details: Brenda Williams,

Denmark Hill Campus   Academic and teaching    

Job description
This post provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development, delivery and revision of King’s College London’s Distance Learning MSc/PG  Dip/PG Cert programmes in Applied Neuroscience and Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health with the object of ensuring a high standard of education and outcomes for students. The post holder will play a critical role in the organisation and delivery of our online education portfolio in the fields of neuroscience and psychology. They will undertake online teaching activities on the above programmes and contribute to the development, administration, delivery, assessment, and enhancement of taught modules. The successful applicant will supervise online research projects and undertake administrative responsibilities as well as supervisory/pastoral activities for students.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities


  • Contribute to online education-related activities (teaching, tutoring, supervision, education leadership and innovation, and administration)
  • Contribute to high-quality research-led online teaching with favourable student feedback
  • Offer and supervise online research projects
  • Contribute to the development and integration of innovative digital education and effective assessment strategies
  • Engage with the student body to ensure high standard of student satisfaction
  • Show commitment to improving teaching methods and taking on more complex education-related roles
  • Provide input into programme admissions, recruitment activities, assessment and other aspects of educational activity as reasonably requested by the programme lead.

Education Research, Scholarship, Knowledge Exchange and Impact:

  • Dissemination of teaching innovations and initiatives at the Departmental, Divisional and College level 
  • Reflective practice and communication of educational scholarship, through peer engagement, publication, or conferences

Academic citizenship, management and leadership: 

  • Adhere to Faculty and College guidelines and regulations, implementing new requirements as they arise, and incorporating best practice from the wider Higher Education sector
  • Perform academic and administrative duties to a high standard (module leadership, admissions, marketing, examinations)
  • Provide leadership and management of Teaching Fellows
  • Work with colleagues on joint projects and lead teams as required
  • Enable a diverse and inclusive work and education environment in line with the Faculty’s policies 

Professional Activities:

  • Act as referee and contribute to peer assessment and mentor training sessions
  • Attend and participate in appropriate seminars/conferences with subject related areas
  • Participate in professional development activities where appropriate
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Programme Lead and/or Head of Department 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in Neuroscience, psychology or related subject  
  • Ability to develop and deliver excellent quality teaching in neuroscience at postgraduate level  
  • Demonstration of appropriate subject knowledge enabling teaching provision in more than one module  
  • Understanding of distance learning, online teaching delivery  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  
  • Experience in delivering excellent quality teaching in neuroscience to postgraduate students in a higher education environment  
  • Providing support and guidance in the supervision and tutoring of postgraduate students  
  • Ability to manage and interact with staff and students at all levels  
  • Experience of managing and delivering projects to agreed timelines 
  • Evidence of high self-motivation and ability to organise, plan and prioritise workload 
  • A demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, working within principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity 

Desirable criteria 

  • Higher Education teaching qualification (e.g. PGCAPHE or PGCHE) 
  • Ability to develop creative teaching methods and innovative assessment methods  
  • Skills in moderating discussion boards, providing student feedback and assessing work  
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge of course creation and delivery on Moodle or similar VLE 
  • Experience of designing content and running postgraduate modules  
  • Experience with online platforms and digital education