Lecturer in Psychology (Applied Focus)

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£37,467 - £50,296
21 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Change your career, change lives
The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role
Do you want to be part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of psychologists?  Do you want to contribute to teams conducting innovative research and working at the forefront of teaching and learning in psychology?

If so, we are seeking a lecturer to join us as an academic member of the School of Psychology & Counselling in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.  You will have a key role in keeping the OU in the forefront of supported distance higher education, particularly in designing and facilitating effective teaching of the School’s modules, qualifications and programmes.  The post holders will be involved in (a) developing and teaching our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited psychology qualifications, and (b) research that has an applied focus and is aligned with at least one of the three strands of the Open Psychology Research Centre: Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP), Psychology of Health and Wellbeing (PHeW) and the Forensic Cognition Research Group (FCRG).

Skills and experience
You will hold a PhD, or equivalent, in Psychology or a cognate area. You will be familiar with teaching BPS core curriculum and have experience of teaching and/or management of teaching, and an understanding of student support in an online/distance learning context. You will also be an active researcher producing high quality research outputs appropriate for career stage.

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description here.

What you get in return
We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term.  Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. 

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application, please email and we will be happy to arrange a time to talk.

Closing date: noon on 20 January 2022.

Interview date: TBC.

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates.  We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies which include family and carer friendly flexible working arrangements, and have many supportive staff networks and wellbeing services. We also endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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