Lecturer (Education) in Behavioural Science

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£43,414 - £53,353 pro rata per annum
15 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Psychology
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description:

The Centre for Dentistry, part of the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer (Education) in Behavioural Science. The post also incorporates the role of Lead for Student Wellbeing in the Centre.

The postholder will provide teaching and assessment in Behavioural Science and Health Psychology in the undergraduate course in the Centre for Dentistry, developing and delivering innovative teaching to undergraduate dental students. They will fully utilise digital platforms and will base their teaching around the learning outcomes described in the General Dental Council’s ‘Preparing for Practice’ document. Teaching will be provided by a connected approach using online and face-to-face formats, to include lectures, tutorials and workshops. Design and delivery of appropriate, blueprinted assessments is also required.

As the Lead for Wellbeing in the Centre, the postholder will provide professional advice and support to students and staff on a broad range of wellbeing issues.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or closely related subject area
  • Postgraduate doctoral qualification in Psychology or related area e.g. PhD/DClinPsych
  • Evidence of scholarly activity e.g. conference paper presentations, external funding secured, book reviews published, writing practice manuals, publication of professional materials
  • Previous experience of teaching at undergraduate level
  • Experience in the development and delivery of assessments in higher education
  • Proven commitment to enhancing the quality of teaching and the student experience
  • Proven ability to deal with student interactions in a professional and competent manner and to provide high-quality student support
  • Proven ability to enhance and deliver teaching programmes.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click Candidate Information Below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

 We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity;  www.qub.ac.uk/qgi  and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Stephen Adair - s.adair@qub.ac.uk

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