Lecturer in Psychosis Studies

London (Greater) (GB)
£46,292 - £54,534 per annum, including London
12 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Maternity Cover
Full Time

Lecturer in Psychosis Studies (Maternity Cover) 

Job ID: 012705

Salary: £46,292 - £54,534 per annum, including London

Weighting Allowance Posted: 05-Jan-2021

Closing date: 26-Jan-2021

Business unit: IoPPN Department: Psychosis Studies

Contact details: Professor Andrea Mechelli, 

Denmark Hill Campus   Academic and teaching    

Job description
We are looking for an academic with an interest in education to join the Department of Psychosis Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London, as Lecturer in Psychosis Studies. 

The appointee will play a key role in the delivery of postgraduate teaching including our large flagship Mental Health Studies programme. This is the largest clinically oriented course at IoPPN and caters for nearly 120 students per annum. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected contribute to the planning and implementation of the MSc Early Intervention in Psychosis and acting as personal tutor.

It is expected the post-holder will dedicate about 95% of their time on teaching-related activities. Previous experience teaching graduate or post-graduate students and strong motivation towards high-quality education and student experience are essential.

Candidates are encouraged to view the Department of Psychosis Studies web pages and the prospectus for the departmental MSc programmes, which are available on the King's College London website.

This is a full time post (maternity cover), a fixed-term contract for 6 months (26th April 2021 - 25th October 2021).

Key responsibilities 
Teaching (95%) 

  • Leading key modules on MSc programmes
  • Contributing to classroom teaching
  • Marking coursework assignments and exam scripts
  • Helping coordinate the clinical placement scheme
  • Development and modification of teaching content
  • Attendance at relevant teaching meetings, including monthly programme meetings, and fortnightly faculty meetings
  • Monitoring and responding to student feedback
  • Acting as personal tutor to 14 students
  • Keeping abreast of faculty innovations in educational practice and contributing to implementation of such changes as necessary (for example in technology enhanced learning and assessment and feedback)

Administration (5%) 

  • To contribute to admin/other duties as directed.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 
Essential criteria 

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology or related area
  • PhD in a relevant subject
  • Experience of graduate or post-graduate teaching
  • Experience of graduate or post-graduate supervision
  • Commitment to student learning and student experience
  • High level of fluency in spoken and written English, academically
  • Capable of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Sympathetic to the needs and open to the opinions of graduate students currently studying within the higher education sector
  • Very good presentation and communication skills
  • Peer reviewed publications related to mental health

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in the organisation and administration around postgraduate teaching
  • Track record of successful research grant applications, or attempts to obtain grant funding
  • Experience of working in mental health settings

Further information 
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.