Lecturer in Psychology

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£42,418 - £47,722 per annum
01 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Media, Culture and Society
Paisley (deployment in other campuses may be required)
Lecturer in Psychology

Salary Scale:  £42,418 - £47,722 per annum
Full-time: 35 Hours per week 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Psychology to join the Psychology Group within the School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Psychology or relevant area (or be close to completion). A postgraduate qualification in education/learning and teaching and Higher Education Academy Fellowship are highly desirable.  

The successful candidate will play a central role in delivering an excellent and research-based student experience, contributing to or popular BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Psychology programmes. They will be engaged in the development of educational thinking, practice and research in the broad areas of curriculum design, learning and teaching, 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. 

The successful candidate will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of career and evidence an ability to attract independent research funding to support this work. The School of Media, Culture & Society 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. 

An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities. 

The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this. 

Informal enquiries may be made to:
Professor Jim McKechnie, email:; telephone: 0141 848 3784

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:    Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Interview Date:    Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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.