Graduate Teaching Assistant

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade: F (£25482-29515)
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 30/12/2018
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: F (£25482-29515)
Job category/type Academic, Professional Services

Job description

The School of Psychology wishes to appoint three Graduate Teaching Assistants to support teaching in the core areas of the discipline. The roles are on a 0.7 FTE basis for a period of five years, and will be combined with a part-time MPhil/PhD in the School. Part-time MPhil/PhD registration fees will be covered by the School. Appointees should have a strong commitment to research and should be keen to combine studying for a higher degree with the acquisition of teaching experience.

The School of Psychology is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology and is located in the purpose-built Darwin Building. The School is well resourced, with an extensive range of state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, including a Health Psychology Suite, an Observational Suite, an Eye tracking laboratory, a Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and a Brain Imaging Laboratory, with the latter housing neuroimaging facilities such as EEG/ERP, EMG, TMS, tDCS, fNIRS and fTCD. The School offers staff a supportive and collegiate environment, with carefully managed teaching and administration loads.   

The School of Psychology's research strengths fall within three broad areas that form our research groups: Cognitive and Neuroscience Research Group, Forensic Psychology Research Group, and Quality of Life Research Group. With a focus on real-world issues and an underlying theme of informing practice through evidence-based research, our focus is on multidisciplinary collaboration. National and international collaborations are in place with NHS Trusts, patient groups, medical practitioners, allied health professionals, the Prison Service, police forces, Local Education Authorities, schools and school teachers, athletic clubs and charitable institutions. Applicants are encouraged to specify their research interests as part of the application process and to consider how their interests may align with research expertise of staff in the School.  

Essential criteria for the posts in terms of experience and qualifications include experience of working in a relevant subject area of Psychology or Neuroscience and a good honours degree in a relevant subject.  

In terms of essential skills, the posts require proven practical and theoretical skills in Psychology and/or Neuroscience, and a good understanding of Health and Safety implications as appropriate to the role. The posts also require good presentation and communication skills, the ability to work effectively and efficiently as an individual and as a member of a team, and good self-organisation skills.     

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact: Please contact Dr Jamie Taylor, Head of School of Psychology on 01772 893438 or for further information.    

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. Any current postgraduate research students in the School of Psychology at UCLan are not eligible to apply for the positions. This positions are based in Preston.    

Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanies by a completed application form.    

School/Service: School of Psychology
Hours: Full time (25.38 hours per week - 0.7 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contract for 5 years
Interview Date: To be confirmed    

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