Role Senior Lecturer in Critical Psychology and Decoloniality

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
Grade I (£39,739 - £50,296 p.a.)
01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer Salary from £39,739 p.a

NTU is a diverse and dynamic learning environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. 

NTU Psychology is seeking a Senior Lecturer in Critical Psychology and Decoloniality.  As a department we are developing our awareness of the issues faced by historically marginalised students and staff and working toward decolonisation of our curriculum. We recognise that collectively we have a lot to do in order to understand and address coloniality in higher education and the discipline of psychology. 

As part of our objective to explore the enduring impact of coloniality in psychology and education NTU Psychology recently launched the Decolonial Research Collaborative. This research group is a supportive research environment where academics, researchers and students from across NTU can share ideas and learn about decolonial inquiry. NTU Psychology is also leading on developing an interdisciplinary MA Decolonial Studies programme with an expected roll out in Autumn 2023. We are seeking a senior lecturer to contribute to the development of and teach on the MA Decolonial Studies, to help grow the Decolonial Research Collaborative and more broadly, contribute to the decolonisation of modules across our teaching portfolio. The post-holder is expected to bring deep knowledge of decolonial theory, to have a decolonial research praxis and to utilise critical pedagogies in the classroom.

You will be joining a very large, lively, diverse, collegiate and ambitious group with an excellent reputation for its theoretically informed impactful and applied research and its teaching provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

NTU Psychology was the largest research unit in the NTU submission to REF2021. 65% of our research outputs were identified as internationally excellent or world leading and 100% of our research impact and research environment was recognised as internationally excellent with 60% of impact and 35% of environment described as world leading. 

We are the largest provider of full-time undergraduate degrees in psychology in the UK. Our NSS scores for overall satisfaction have been above 90% for eight of the last nine years. We lead in the University on issues of diversity and inclusion and as a department have achieved Athena SWAN recognition. 

You should be an enthusiastic teacher with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to supporting students' development. Mentoring and support for development in both teaching and research will be provided to appointees appropriate to their level of experience.

Closing Date: 12th July 2022
Interview Date: w/c 18th July 2022

For specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Duncan Guest, Head of the Psychology Academy ( or Dr Deanne Bell, Lead for the Decolonial Research Collaborative (

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions. 

Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?