Lecturer in Psychology

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)
07 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time


Edinburgh Napier’s School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of the educational provision we offer, the employability of our graduates and the international reputation and partnerships we have.

You would be joining the Psychology department at a time of growth within in our provision both in Edinburgh and overseas. As a result, we are recruiting a new Lecturer to become a valued member of the Psychology team. We welcome applicants with research interests in any area of psychology.

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world. The Psychology department has significant modern laboratory and research facilities to support the group’s research and teaching activities.

We value international perspectives in our teaching, both for our local students and for students on our Transnational Education Programmes in Hong Kong and Singapore. For this reason, our ideal candidate will have an international dimension to their academic work.

The role

As a Lecturer in Psychology you will join our vibrant Psychology team. You can find more details relating to the research activity and staff interest on our blog and university webpage. Within this role, you will conduct individual and collaborative research projects, contributing to the research profile within our School, leading to the production of high quality and impactful research outputs.

You will be responsible for developing, designing, and delivering teaching and student-centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice within your assigned areas of responsibility. These will include possible contributions to our undergraduate BPS accredited Psychology and Psychology with Sociology programmes, and our BPS accredited MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology, and our MSc in Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

Who we are looking for

We will look for demonstrable evidence of research or teaching specialisation in psychology and we would be keen to receive applications from candidates that complement or enhance the expertise of our team. Candidates with experience of qualitative and quantitative psychological research methods are welcomed. You must provide evidence of a professional academic research profile that is commensurate with the stage of your career alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.

You will hold a doctoral level qualification in a relevant Psychology discipline evidencing sufficient breadth and depth of experience in Psychology subject areas to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes and have experience of research-informed teaching and/or training.

You must be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching and learning enhancement initiatives you have developed or been involved in which will directly support the University Strategy of enhancing student experience and increasing graduate employability, should you be successful.

For a detailed list of requirements, you can read the full role profile here.

Benefits we offer

We are a flexible employer. 

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. More details can be found here.

Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 (Grade 6)

Additional Information

Application closing date: 23rd Jan 2022 at 11:59pm 
Interviews will be held: week of 7th February 2022

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For more information, see here