Lecturer in Psychology

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£37,467 - £44,706 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Sep 07, 2021
End of advertisement period
Sep 29, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School of Education and Social Sciences 

Lecturer in Psychology

Paisley Campus

3 Posts:  2 Full-time (35 hours), 1 Part-time (17.5 hours)

Fixed term: 9 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of fixed term Lectureships 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 posts offer an excellent opportunity for individuals 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 and in the case of one post 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:

Professor Jim McKechnie, Head of Division, email:

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:          29th September 2021

Interview Date:       11th October 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.