Lecturer in Psychology 

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£43,266 - £48,676 per annum
17 May 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Media, Culture & Society 
Paisley Campus, though deployment in other campuses may be required
Lecturer in Psychology 
£43,266 - £48,676 per annum
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 & Society at the University of the West of Scotland.  

A PhD in Psychology or relevant area is essential and a postgraduate qualification in education/learning and teaching and Higher Education Academy Fellowship are highly desirable.  Applications are sought from individuals from all sub-disciplines of psychology but an ability to contribute to the area of individual differences may be an advantage.   

The successful candidate will play a central role in delivering an excellent and research-based student experience, contributing to our popular BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Psychology programmes. They will be engaged in the development of educational thinking, practice and research in the broad areas of curriculum design, learning and teaching, and assessment. They will be knowledgeable in contemporary pedagogies, particularly in relation to co-creation and active learning, and be familiar with online learning environments and the principles of digital education. They will also be able to evidence positive practice in these areas.  

It is expected that the successful candidate will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of their career and evidence an ability to attract independent research funding to support this work. 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:    14th June 2019
Interview date:     8th July 2019

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.