Teaching Fellow MHaPS

London (Greater)
£38,826 - £45,649 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

 his post provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the blended delivery of programmes across the School of Mental Health & Psychological Sciences at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, including the MSc in Applied Statistical Modelling & Health Informatics, MSc in Developmental Psychology & Psychiatry, MSc in Global Mental Health, MSc in Health Psychology, BSc in Psychology and a number of our clinical training programmes for mental health professionals.  


The postholder will play a critical role in supporting existing staff in the School with the continued development of their programmes for blended (online and on campus) delivery. Helping us to ensure that a high standard of accessible education and student outcomes are maintained in the context of our pledge to deliver flexible, blended, accessible and high quality curricula during the coming academic year.


The role will involve both online and on-campus education duties, supporting the delivery, design and evaluation of the undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. The successful applicant may deliver teaching in different formats, include lecturing, workshop, tutorial and practical teaching as required. There may an opportunity to co-organise modules and develop teaching curriculum. In addition, the postholder may provide support for student research projects, undertake education-related administrative responsibilities and contribute to the assessment as well as the pastoral care of our students.


This is a full-time fixed-term post for 12 months.  


This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent




Key responsibilities

 [1] Development and delivery of education: 

  • Contribute to online and on-campus education (teaching, tutoring and supervision)  
  • Enable the delivery of blended teaching and learning through development and integration of novel teaching resources and activities 
  • Prepare accessible teaching resources and generate own teaching materials, as  
  • required 
  • Co-lead modules and/or develop teaching curricula for on campus, online and blended programmes 
  • To mark assessments and provide feedback in a timely manner 
  • Engage with the student body to ensure a high standard of student satisfaction 
  • Provide support for student research projects 
  • Provide mentoring and pastoral care to students, in terms of advice on learning objectives and acquisition of skills 
  • Undertake various administrative responsibilities as required. This will include areas such as assessment of progress, student attendance, teaching quality, student experience and participating in Faculty and School meetings. 

[2] Knowledge exchange: 

  • Dissemination of teaching innovations and initiatives to the School  
  • Engage in, and contribute to, pedagogical research 


[3] Academic citizenship and management: 

  • Adhere to Faculty and College guidelines and regulations, implementing new requirements as they arise, and incorporating best practice from the wider Higher Education sector 
  • Enable a diverse and inclusive work and education environment in line with the Faculty's policies 
  • Work within the health and safety laws and other college frameworks 
  • Perform academic and administrative duties to a high standard 
  • Participate in professional development activities where appropriate

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  

1.      PhD in Psychology or a related subject 

2.      Ability to demonstrate and communicate core subject knowledge and expertise 

3.      Experience in developing and delivering excellent teaching in Psychology or related subjects in higher education 

4.      Excellent oral and written communication skills 

5.      High level of computer software literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) 

6.      Strong interpersonal skills relevant to teaching and pastoral support of students 

7.      Ability to interact with staff and students 

8.      Demonstrable understanding, and commitment to, working within the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion 


Desirable criteria

1.      Experience with online teaching platforms such as Moodle 

2.      Experience of developing online learning resources 

3.      Experience in pedagogical research 

4.      Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or equivalent teaching qualification

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