Senior Lecturer in Psychology (International)

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer in Psychology (International)

Ref:        EQ005825
Closing date:     30th March 2018

This is an exciting time to join Coventry University and the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences. With a University Gold TEF rating, ranking 2nd in the UK for Teaching Excellence, and outstanding NSS scores in our courses we have demonstrable excellence in student experience. As a global University, our contribution to teaching excellence extends beyond our UK campuses, and the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences works with partner organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia. Additionally, we offer global experience opportunities through teaching and research-related activities to both staff and students, and we have a strong commitment to the internationalisation of our curricula. 

The School works with partners globally, with whom we offer international experiences through teaching and research-related activities to both staff and students, and we have a strong commitment to the internationalisation of our curricula. To further support our growing international portfolio of collaborative activities, the School is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to take up a full-time position as Senior Lecturer in Psychology (International).  Applicants will need to have experience of supporting academic international partnerships and curriculum development (with a focus on internationalisation and intercultural competencies). 

You will join an established team of academics and report directly to the Associate Head of School, Internationalisation.  The applicant will support the Associate Head of School to operationalise and expand the schools international strategy to include: acting as and supporting link tutors for our transnational education (TNE) provision, support delivery of Flying Faculty, to actively seek to increase course capacity with existing providers, embed online international learning (OIL) within our courses, facilitate Erasmus activity within the school, develop internationalisation within our curricula and support the corporate targets for international student experience and field trips.  Previous experience of teaching within a Higher Education Institution as well as education to doctorate/higher degree (or equivalent professional qualifications/experience), including a teaching qualification is desirable. 
Additionally, you will be a highly motivated and experienced psychologist with a flair for internationalisation and a student-centred focus. You will be a confident and clear communicator with a high level of inter-personal skill, and personal effectiveness to promote an outstanding experience for all our stakeholders. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with teaching and/or research interests in cross-cultural or transcultural psychology and/or education, and mixed-methods research skills.This post will involve frequent international travel. 

The School is recognised for the high quality of its provision of applied and professional courses. This includes a broad portfolio of on-campus, off-campus, blended and distance learning courses both discipline and profession specific. The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has strong partnerships with employers and placement providers from a range of sectors including Local Authority Social Services, Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Trusts, education, and the independent, voluntary and the private sectors.  Research activity is an integral part of the Faculty's business and there is a strong commitment to enabling staff to engage in a wide range of research and scholarship. You will be given opportunities to develop your research interests and are expected to contribute to the Faculty’s research profile.

Applicants must have a relevant Master’s degree or a PhD in an appropriate subject and experience of delivering in an educational setting.

Coventry University offers academic support and professional development support and provides the opportunity for staff without a recognised teaching qualification to undertake the PGCE.

For a confidential discussion or further information about the role, please contact Dr Craig Blyth (Associate Head of School, Internationalisation), email:

For further details or to apply online please visit our website at

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