Lecturer in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology
The post provides an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Psychological Medicine.
Education & Teaching Component
The role requires a skilled educator to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, enhance the education and experiences of our undergraduate and postgraduate students, delivering appealing, up-to-date teaching and contributing to the development of our curricula and teaching and assessment methods
on the MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology.
The Deputy Programme Leader (DPL) will have the opportunity to contribute to the design of the programme in discussion with the Programme Leader. It should, however, meet the interests and undergraduate qualifications of students attending the course.
The postholder will be jointly responsible with the programme leader for developing modules within the course, and the course as a whole.
It is anticipated that teaching, administration, delivery, assessment, and enhancement of taught modules will require 50% of the DPL’s time.
Key aspects of the role will include:
• Deputy Programme Lead for the Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology with planning for teaching and assessment for modules, catering for approximately 50 students (Full time and Part time) per annum.
• Contribute to the planning, teaching and assessment of modules in the MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology.
• Participate in formative and summative assessments including marking and moderation of assignments and module evaluation in the programme.
• Collaborate in the provision and supervision of research projects.
• Act as personal tutor and support students in accordance with Departmental, Faculty and College practice and guidelines.
• Develop the programme curriculum and promote teaching excellence consistent with the College and Faculty educational policy and strategy
• Deliver on campus and online teaching, learning and assessment using KCL virtual learning environment.
Define and lead research securing funding to develop a highly respected, international, research programme. This will include productive collaborative links in academia and/or industry.
Contribute to determining research direction in the area of Psychological Medicine to ensure King's College London is at the forefront of the field.
Supervise, on a day-to-day basis, postgraduate students and/or post-doctoral staff carrying out research, and the technical staff assisting with the research. The post holder will:
- Sustain a nationally/internationally recognised research activity and secure the funding required to underpin the long-term growth of the activity
- Devote half of their time to research and will have major interests and a track record commensurate with their experience.
- Have a record of publication in high impact peer-reviewed journals and provide evidence of his/her leadership potential in science.
- Provide research leadership within their research field, attracting significant independent grant funding.
- Provide supervision to research staff and graduate research students.
- Develop the research activities of the department by determining the research direction for self and others, leading to the planning and co-ordination of a broad research activity or programme.
- Maintain a consistent track record of published research findings, upholding an expert reputation in own subject area and providing guidance to staff and students on own specialist area. Build and uphold national/international collaborations to ensure that King's College London’s research is internationally competitive.
- Engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department’s research strategy which will enhance its national/international research profile.
The post will be available to start in August 2022.
The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.
Although the position is directly associated with the MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology, the post holder may be required to contribute to teaching and marking to other programmes delivered by the Department.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract after successful completion of probation .
This is a full-time post.
- Deputy Programme Lead for the MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology with planning for teaching and assessment for modules, catering for approximately 50 students (Full time and Part time) per annum.
- Contribute to the planning, teaching and assessment of modules within the MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology, catering for approximately 50 students (Full time and Part time) per annum.
- Develop and apply the teaching methods and materials that create a unique and innovative learning experience that promotes career and professional development.
- Mark formative and summative assessments, moderate the marking of assignments and provide students with high quality feedback on their work.
- Contribute to the administration of modules, including preparing module information, coordinating activities with others collaborating in the programme (i.e., guest lecturers, graduate teaching assistants), managing the procedures for student coursework submissions, and the timely and accurate processing and recording of marks.
- Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum of the programme
- Supervise student research projects and dissertations
- Act as a personal tutor
Although the position is directly associated with the MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology, the post holder may be required to contributed to teaching and assessment to other programmes delivered by the Department.
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
1. First Degree or Masters in relevant subject
2. PhD in Psychology or a related subject (Organisational Psychology or Behaviour is desirable)
3. Expertise in Organisational Psychology and its links with wellbeing and mental health
4. Ability to conduct high quality research evidenced, for example, by presentation of research at seminars or publications in scientific journals
5. Highly effective oral and written communication skills, to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information, alongside good organizational and administrative skills
6. Skilled in teaching psychological practice and/or theory in a multidisciplinary environment
7. Experience of learning & development software and platforms such as Moodle
8. Evidence of excellent teaching potential in a highly international university environment.
1. Higher Education teaching qualification (e.g. PGCAPHE or PGCHE)
2. Evidence of high self-motivation and ability to organise, plan and prioritise own workload
3. Being a team player able to engage actively with students and colleagues and contribute to the management and administration of the programme
4. Potential to attract independent, external research funds
5. A developing profile of high-quality academic publication in recognised outlets
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service.