Assistant Professor in Psychology

Coventry, United Kingdom
£38,467-£54,722 per annum
05 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 31/07/2019
Faculty / School or Service Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Salary £38,467-£54,722 per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Academic

Job description

Thisis an exciting time to join Coventry University and the School ofPsychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences. With a University Gold TEFrating, ranking 2nd in the UK for Teaching Excellence, and outstanding NSSscores in our courses we have demonstrable excellence in student experience. Asa global University, our contribution to teaching excellence extends beyond ourUK campuses, and the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciencesworks with partner organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa andSouth-East Asia. Additionally, we offer global experience opportunities throughteaching and research-related activities to both staff and students, and wehave a strong commitment to the internationalisation of our curricula.

Asa commitment to our investment in Psychology, we are now looking to appoint anoutstanding and experienced Psychologist to join our highly regarded, andstudent-focused team. The successful post-holder will take a lead in the Psychologyteam, and help to deliver through clear, supportive and collaborativeleadership the next phase of the School's ambitious growth and developmentplan. Working with the School's, Deputy Head and Associate Heads of School, thepost holder will be pivotal in realising new course provision, whilst acting asa Course Director. This role provides an excellent opportunity to help shapethe direction of Psychology at Coventry University over the next period.

.The School delivers several undergraduate and postgraduate courses accredited bythe British Psychological Society (BPS). We welcome applications fromcandidates with expertise in any of the core areas of BPS accreditedcurricula including research methods.

You should be an innovative, solution-focused and experienced leader with anational standing in Psychology, and a track record of inspiring teams. Yourapproach should be inclusive, flexible and ensure our stakeholders are placedat the centre of everything we do. As a truly modern University, we areparticularly interested in receiving applications from applicants withexperience of online delivery and/or curriculum development. As the role willalso require you to develop and maintain productive relationships withplacement providers, employers and other stakeholders, you will need a highlevel of inter-personal skills, and personal effectiveness to promote ahigh-quality experience for all our stakeholders. You will have a strongcommitment to continuing professional development and to inter-professional andinternational perspectives

The School is recognised for the high quality of its provision of applied andprofessional courses. This includes a broad portfolio of on-campus, off-campus,blended and distance learning courses both discipline and profession specific.The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has strong partnerships with employersand placement providers from a range of sectors including Local AuthoritySocial Services, Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Trusts, education, and theindependent, voluntary and the private sectors. Applied research activity is an integral part of the Faculty's businessand there is a strong commitment to enabling staff to engage in scholarlyship.For this post, the role holder will be expected to focus on academic leadership, and teaching and learning in the first instance.

Applicants must hold a PhD and publications or equivalent outputs or (if from Professionalpractice background) a good Honours/Masters Degree and appropriate professional qualifications and/or membership and or equivalent professional qualificationsthat might be considered as equivalent to a PhD. Applicants must demonstrate anexperience of delivering in an educational setting. Coventry University offersacademic support and professional development support and provides the opportunity for staff without a recognised teaching qualification to undertake the PGCE.

Fora confidential and informal discussion about the role please contact thePsychology Undergraduate Programme Director Rebecca Jenks

Pleasenote: Coventry University postgraduate students in receipt of a studentship arenot eligible to apply for this post.

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