Teaching Associate, School of Psychological Science
5 days left
- Full Time
Division/School School of Psychological Science
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications 21-Jul-2019
The School of Psychological Science are seeking to appoint a full time Teaching Associate into a new and exciting role primarily supporting the delivery and development of our Science and Happiness course.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an individual with an interest in delivering and supporting high quality teaching who is keen on continuing in academia and working within an ambitious and highly collegiate environment.
The University of Bristol leads on research into the psychology of happiness and, in particular, the well being of adolescents as they transition to University. This unit builds on that established expertise by educating students who may never have encountered mental-health problems before, and aims to help support both their own happiness and that of others. It will form an academic component of the University's whole-institution response to the challenges that its students face and will complement some of initiatives to provide the preventative and reactive individual support. The Science of Happiness will introduce students to scientifically validated strategies for living a more satisfying life. Throughout the course, students will explore the latest results from research in psychological science about how to be happier, how to feel less stressed and how to flourish, even in a challenging environment. They will be provided with opportunities to put some of these strategies into practice in their own life and to build some of the habits that will allow them to live a more fulfilling life.
The postholder would be expected to support key aspects of the delivery of the unit including the management and training of student mentors. Other responsibilities will include final year research project supervision (ideally in the area of child development, mental health and wellbeing) and acting as an academic tutor to a small group of students. In addition the postholder will coordinate the activities of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre, working alongside colleagues in the management of developmental studies databases and liaising with ‘ We the Curious’ based in Bristol.
The postholder will also need to liaise effectively with academic and professional support staff and work cooperatively as part of a team.
The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to selection on merit. The School and University have a wide range of policies aimed at supporting staff in work. We would consider flexible working arrangements.
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.