Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Greenwich, United Kingdom
£42,155 to £51,805 plus £3875 London weighting
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

FEHHS Human Sciences: Psychology & Counselling

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary: £42,155 to £51,805 plus £3875 London weighting
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023
Closing Date: Tuesday 28 February 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference:  3724

Following successful recruitment of several new lecturers in Psychology this academic year, we are pleased to be able to offer a further one for a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology.

The School of Human Sciences recently re-located to the fantastic and newly refurbished Dreadnought building on the World Heritage site at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. This move, along with the creation of new laboratory facilities, is part of significant investment in the School and part of a long-term plan to build internationally leading research and teaching in the Faculty.  As part of this investment we are looking to appoint a dynamic and engaged colleague to help grow and develop the School. In particular, we are looking for a motivated individual to make a significant contribution to our new Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. This will consolidate and extend our existing provision in, for example, our accredited BSc H Psychology programme. 

You will be joining a School and Faculty that is building a strong interdisciplinary and cross-professional approach to solving the grand challenges facing society. We are looking for colleagues who will have a commitment to maintaining and building the University’s excellence in teaching and learning, and who are doing research that has the potential for significant long-term academic and societal impact. As a Faculty we also welcome candidates whose research work will resonate with one or more new interdisciplinary Faculty Research Centres within the newly formed Institute for Life course Development:

  • Centre for Chronic Disease and Ageing
  • Centre for Inequalities 
  • Centre for Mental Health 
  • Centre for Professional Workforce Development
  • Centre for Thinking and Learning
  • Centre for Vulnerable Children and Families

The School has an active and growing research base. Psychology performed well REF2021, particularly in the area of research environment. 

The University is currently rated TEF silver, reflecting our excellent teaching and learning, and we have realistic aspirations to achieve a TEF rating of ‘gold’ in any forthcoming subject TEF. 

We are looking to recruit individuals with a strong and developing track record of research who, at the same time, are able to demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence and innovation. Candidates would be expected to have a PhD and a developing profile of international-quality publications, together with appropriate experience of teaching in the HE sector for this level.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are particularly interested in supporting applications from individuals who are from communities which currently or have historically faced marginalisation or discrimination. For more on what we do, explore our EDI commitments here:

We are also interested in receiving applications for those interested in different work patterns, including that of job-share, part-time working, or other such flexible working arrangements.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Charlotte Jeavons (Head of School); email 

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

Academic Career Pathways

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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