Lecturer in Psychology

Twickenham, United Kingdom
22 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Psychology and Pedagogic Science
Reports To: Programme Director
Starting Salary: £38,017  
Hours: Full time (1.0 FTE)
Term: Permanent 

The Faculty of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Science is an internationally recognised centre with established expertise and resources in running foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of sport, allied health and performance sciences.

The Faculty is committed to offering students vocationally relevant programmes of study with the highest academic standards. It has undergone rapid expansion in recent years, with the building of new facilities to support the programmes, and the employment of expert staff in the various fields of psychology, health and sport and exercise science.  All of the Faculty’s teaching and learning activity is underpinned by significant research and enterprise (consultancy/knowledge transfer) work, and staff are actively involved in professional associations.

The successful candidate will be committed to making a significant contribution to teaching and curriculum development on the well-established and highly successful BSc in Psychology degree as well as other degrees offered within the Psychology Programme. The Psychology programme was recently successfully revalidated as well as re-accredited with the BPS.  In addition, the Faculty is actively developing its portfolio of psychology related programmes at both undergraduate and post graduate study.  For 2020-21 as well as the already highly successful BPS accredited BSc Psychology, MSc Psychology of Mental Health and MSc Applied Sport Psychology, we introduced the BSc Sport Psychology (BPS accredited) in September 2019 and are presently considering further undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Psychology.

Job Purpose:

The Psychology Programme at St. Mary’s University is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join its team. The successful candidate would deliver on our existing undergraduate psychology programmes as well as helping to develop and deliver on our expanding offerings of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (as above).  The candidate will be expected to contribute to the overall psychology content, with particular emphasis and expertise in Social Psychology, as well as experience with Qualitative Research Methods. An interest in contributing to our developing portfolio will be welcomed and there may be opportunities to take on programme leadership activities. 

Ideally, the successful candidate is expected to have a BPS GBC accredited first degree in Psychology and a PhD in Psychology (or expected within the next 6 months).  Experience of teaching and assessing in HE is essential, as is a demonstration of engagement with scholarship and research (evidenced by recent publications in peer-reviewed journals). Experience of module leadership and/or development would be welcomed, as would evidence of an ability to generate external income and a teaching qualification (and/or Fellowship of the HEA).

St Mary’s provides an inspiring and welcoming environment and has a strong, supportive community. The University is proud of the support it gives to its students, and the support is underpinned by the provision of teaching that is student-focused with a strong emphasis on skills and character development. At St Mary’s you will be encouraged to nurture and educate our students, preparing them to be ready to meet the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. 

There may be some flexibility regarding the role and interested parties are encouraged to contact the Programme Director Dr Peary Brug ( or Head of Department, Dr Abbe Brady ( to discuss this or other aspects of the role further. To discuss specific aspects of the post please email the Programme Director.

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please click here

Closing Date: Sunday 4th October 2020 at 23:00

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th October 2020 

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