Lecturer in Psychology 

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Grade AC2: £36,914 - £44,045 
Thursday, 15 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Education and Social Sciences  
Lecturer in Psychology 
Paisley Campus
Grade AC2: £36,914 - £44,045         
Full-time: 35 hours per week
Fixed Term: 9 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term Lecturer in Psychology to join the Psychology Group within the School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland.  

The School of Education and Social Sciences is a multi-discipline School, and the successful candidate will work with colleagues to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. They will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain experience of working in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement.

A completed, or close to completion, PhD in Psychology or relevant area is essential. A postgraduate qualification in education/teaching and learning and an Advance HE Fellowship are highly desirable.  Applications are sought from individuals from all sub-disciplines of psychology but an ability to contribute to cognitive psychology, biological psychology and/or research methods may be an advantage. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of an excellent research-based student experience, contributing to our popular BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Psychology programmes.

Teaching is primarily focussed on the delivery of established modules and the successful candidate will be supported in developing their proficiency in HE teaching and learning environments, managing teaching activity and reflecting on best practice. You will be encouraged to develop existing expertise and research interests and contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on teaching and research matters within your area and provide some input to school administration and committees. 

Informal enquiries may be made to:
Dr Eric Baumgartner, Deputy Dean, email: (available until end of July) Dr Edward Edgerton, Reader in Psychology, email: (available from 2nd August for enquiries) 

Further information including details of how to apply are available at

Closing date: Sunday 15th August 2021
Interview date: Thursday 26th August 2021   

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.