Senior Lecturer: Mental Health Nursing & Integrated Practice

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£51,799-£60,022 per annum 
19 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

University of the West of Scotland

School of Health and Life Sciences

Paisley Campus

Senior Lecturer: Mental Health Nursing & Integrated Practice


AC4: £51,799-£60,022 per annum 

Full time: 35 hours per week, Permanent

The School of Health and Life Sciences is a multidisciplinary School, with a diverse range of programmes delivered at our Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, London and Paisley campuses with around 6000 students.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer with a relevant healthcare registration e.g. NMC or HCPC, to join the School, where teaching and research are at the heart of all the School’s activities. The successful candidate will be an experienced BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy clinician and/or clinical academic, who is Doctoral (or nearing) qualified, with a strong interest in the delivery and training of psychological therapy. The post is based at our campus in Paisley.

You will be responsible for leading on the development, management, organising and delivery of our Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programmes, including maintaining BABCP programme accreditation, as well as contribute to the development and delivery of our wider portfolio of mental health and integrated social care programmes within the Division of Mental Health Nursing & Integrated Practice, and the wider healthcare teaching portfolio across the School of Health & Life Sciences. The post requires a highly skilled and motivated person with clinical and academic credibility and specialist knowledge and skills in CBT. The ability to contribute to module and programme development is also integral to this post, along with engagement in wider academic activities such as consultancy and CPD. Undertaking research, development and/ or scholarship to enhance teaching or academic knowledge is expected. 

New appointments joining the University, or an existing employee promoted to a new grade or job, are usually placed on the minimum salary point of the grade.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to providing an inclusive working environment. UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a “Disability Confident” employer and welcomes other under-represented groups as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

Informal enquiries to can be made by contacting: Dr James Taylor, Head of Division:

Further Information, including details of how to apply is available at

Closing date:             Monday 21st February 2022

Interview date:          Friday 11th March 2022

The current academic structure and nomenclature at UWS is as follows:

AC2 – Lecturer (first time academic post)

AC3 – Lecturer

AC4 – Senior Lecturer (alternate titles used in different Universities include Principal Lecturer or Associate Professor)

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer. University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520