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Lecturer in Psychology and Widening Participation Academic Lead

University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk
Starting salary from £36,333 per annum with annual increment up to £43,155 per annum.
Closing date
7 Jan 2024

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Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

Lecturer and Widening Participation Academic Lead
Ref: ATS1234

Starting salary from £36,333 per annum, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £43,155 per annum.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer to join the School of Psychology to deliver lectures, seminars and carry out teaching-related duties and to support inclusive education, widening access and participation of students from underrepresented & disadvantaged groups.  

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Psychology and Widening Participation Academic Lead who will be based in the School of Psychology.

You will be involved in the School and Faculty-based activities such as teaching, academic advising and management roles, where appropriate.  Areas of subject expertise can relate to any area that contributes to the degree programmes delivered in the School.

Alongside School and Faculty-based activities, you will also be an academic champion for Widening Participation in the Faculty of Social Sciences. This aspect of the role is anticipated to take up 0.6 FTE of your working hours, and you will be involved in the development, delivery, and evaluation of initiatives to support and enhance access and widening participation activity across the student lifecycle.

Whilst you will be based in the School of Psychology, you will collaborate with colleagues across the Faculty of Social Sciences to address risks to equality of opportunity.
You must have a first degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area and have a PhD (or complete within 6 months of appointment) with experience of undergraduate teaching and student assessment at all levels including coursework, examinations and undergraduate dissertations. Teaching experience at postgraduate level and an interest in relevant enterprise and engagement activities would be advantageous.  You will have strong organisational skills and experience of working with, and enthusing, young people, particularly those from disadvantaged or backgrounds under-represented in higher education.

This full-time post is available from 1 March 2024 on an indefinite basis. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Appointment will be subject to a criminal record check at Enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service, including a check of the Child Barred List. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

UEA offers a variety of flexible working options and although this role is advertised on a full-time basis, we encourage applications from individuals who would prefer a flexible working pattern including compressed working hours, part time, job share or hybrid working. Details of preferred hours should be stated in the personal statement and will be discussed further at interview.

Benefits include:

  • 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days (pro rata for part-time).
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependants, plus incapacity cover.
    Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to Sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
    Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing date: 7 January 2024

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.


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The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to students and staff. The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been ranked in the UK Top 30 by the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, the Guardian University Guide 2023 and the Complete University Guide 2023. UEA has been ranked in the UK Top 20 for research quality in the Times Higher REF 2021 analysis.

A total of 16,872 students are currently studying at the University: 12,888 undergraduates and 3,984 postgraduates. This includes students from more than 100 countries worldwide.

The University employs approximately 3,800 staff, a third of whom work part-time. More than 1,600 staff are academic (including approx. 345 researchers) and the rest are administrative, technical or general staff. The University is piloting a Hybrid Working Policy which provides flexibility on work location for staff and agency workers in agreement with line managers. 

Located in 320 acres of rolling parkland just two miles from the centre of the cathedral city of Norwich, the University is adjacent to the Norwich Research Park which is home to over 1,000 scientists working in several world ranked institutions.

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