Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Occupational Psychology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
16 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Occupational Psychology
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology is seeking to appoint an ambitious HCPC accredited (or willing to work towards) Occupational Psychologist to contribute to our successful MSc programme, and whose research complements or builds upon our existing strengths. Within our Occupational and Organisational Psychology team, we have interest and expertise in bullying, careers and wellbeing research and consultancy. The departments further research themes are: Brain, Performance and Nutrition; Health and Wellbeing; Psychology and Communication Technologies; Cognition and Language; Perception, Evolution and Behaviour.

Your responsibilities

  • Contribute to the delivery of our BPS accredited MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology programme, undergraduate Business Psychology pathway and the development and delivery of a new distance learning version of the same programme (Stage 1 training)
  • Design, development and delivery of high-quality modules that embed your expertise into research-led teaching
  • Delivery of high-quality academic outputs to strengthen a future REF submission for one or more of our research themes
  • Submission of competitive research and/or consultancy funding bids
  • Supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD and Professional Doctorate students, as appropriate
  • Development of internal and external collaborations
  • Contribution to management and administration

Your qualifications

You will be a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (or be willing to work towards). You will have a PhD (or Professional Doctorate) in Psychology or a related area, or be prepared to enrol on a PhD (or Professional Doctorate) within six months of joining the Department. You will have a high-quality publication or consultancy record and the clear potential to develop high-quality research. You will be able to supervise Doctoral level qualifications which may include PhD, Professional Doctorate or BPS Stage Two Occupational Psychology Trainees. You will have a proven ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching within Occupational and Organisational Psychology. You will have subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through research activity or consultancy.

Why Northumbria University

Northumbria University, situated in the heart of the city of Newcastle, is a dynamic and aspirational university, firmly committed to excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. The University holds an institutional Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its organisational and cultural practices promoting gender equality.  You will take responsibility for elements of this well-established programme, and work on the development of the new distance learning version to further enhance the reputation of our postgraduate offer.   Our popular Psychology courses cater to a vibrant student community of nearly 1000 undergraduate students and nearly 200 postgraduate students, across two undergraduate and five postgraduate programmes.The Department actively works with all academic staff to ensure teaching activity does not come at the expense of research time and promotes engagement with sabbaticals to facilitate the development of grant submissions and collaborative projects. Academic staff have the choice of enrolling in the sector-leading Teachers’ Pension Scheme, or (subject to conditions) the USS pension scheme.  

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Mark Moss by email at

To apply for this vacancy please email, and attach a completed Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form, Covering Letter, CV, including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/01/2021 

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