UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND - PAISLEY CAMPUS

Lecturer in Psychology 

Location
Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Salary
£44,706 - £50,296
Posted
01 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2022
Ref
REQ001628
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School of Education and Social Sciences
Paisley Campus 
REQ001628

Lecturer in Psychology 
£44,706 - £50,296 per annum (Ac3)
Full-time, Permanent

THE POST – Lecturer in Psychology
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Psychology to join the Psychology Group within the School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland. 

A PhD in Psychology or relevant area is essential and a postgraduate qualification in education/teaching and learning and Advance Higher Education Fellowship are highly desirable.  Applications are sought from individuals from all sub-disciplines of psychology but an ability to contribute to the area of forensic or developmental psychology or our specialist MSc programmes, may be an advantage.  

The successful candidate will play a central role in delivering an excellent and research-based student experience, contributing to our popular BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc programmes. They will be engaged in the development of educational thinking, practice and research in the broad areas of curriculum design, teaching and learning, and assessment. They will be knowledgeable in contemporary pedagogies, particularly in relation to co-creation and active learning, and be familiar with online learning environments and the principles of digital education. They will also be able to evidence positive practice in these areas. 

It is expected that the successful candidate will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of their career and evidence an ability to attract independent research funding to support this work. The School of Education and Social Sciences is a multi-discipline School and the successful candidate will be engaged in cross/interdisciplinary working and programme design and development to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. They will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to be immersed in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement.  

ABOUT US
University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. 

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.  
The School of Education & Social Sciences at UWS combines sector-leading education provision with strong expertise in social science teaching and research in the west of Scotland and beyond. You will join a supportive and committed team, playing a crucial role in the School’s commitment to social justice and making a difference locally, nationally and internationally. Our students benefit from innovative, practice-focused and research-informed courses, and deep-rooted partnerships with leading organisations across the world. Find out more about our School of Education & Social Sciences.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes: 

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at https://jobs.uws.ac.uk/

Closing Date: 27th June 2022
Interview Date: Week commencing 4th July 


UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.