Lecturer in Psychology

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£36,261 to £43,266 per annum
31 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Media, Culture and Society

Paisley Campus, though deployment in other campuses may be required

Lecturer in Psychology                          


£36,261 to £43,266 per annum

2 x Posts, Full-time: 35 Hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Psychology to join the Psychology Group within the School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland.

A PhD in Psychology or relevant area (or be close to completion) is essential. A postgraduate qualification in education/learning and teaching 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 individual differences or social psychology 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 learning and learning environments, managing teaching activity and reflecting on best practice. You will establish or develop existing expertise in to a personal research portfolio with assistance and in line with the School’s research strategy, contributing to collaborative decision making with colleagues on teaching and research matters within your area and providing some input to school administration and committees.

The School of Media, Culture & Society is a multi-discipline School and the successful candidate will be engaged in cross/interdisciplinary working and programme design and development 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 be immersed in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement. 

An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities. The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this.

Informal enquiries may be made to:

Professor Jim McKechnie, email:; telephone: 0141 848 3784

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

Closing Date:     5th October 2018

Interview date:    24th October 2018           

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.