Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology and Individual Differences
School of Life Sciences and Education
Who is Staffordshire University?
Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.
After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.
About the role
Come and join our brilliant and friendly team! We are looking for a highly motivated lecturer to join us in delivering our exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and to contribute to our high quality research profile. We have a well-established and popular set of psychology programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and we enjoy an excellent reputation for our research. We benefit from superb purpose-built facilities in in a £30 million Science Centre, and we work across the region with a number of organisations and health agencies. Putting the students first is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience through exciting and innovative programmes and research informed teaching at every level.
Applications are sought from very enthusiastic, team-orientated, flexible individuals with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and presenting skills. The post holder will deliver core content on our undergraduate psychology programmes and will also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. As such we are looking for someone who has expertise in social psychology and individual differences, and is able to make these topics interesting and accessible to students.
Applicants should have a BPS GBC accredited first degree in Psychology and a PhD in Psychology (or expect an award of PhD imminently). They should be able to contribute to delivery of the social psychological content within our BPS accredited programmes.
Some recent experience of teaching and assessing in HE is essential, as is demonstration of engagement with scholarship and/or research (evidenced by recent publications in peer-reviewed journals). Experience of course or module leadership or development would be welcomed (essential for SL), as would evidence of the generation of external income and a teaching qualification (and/or Fellowship of the HEA – also essential for SL).
In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available
- Competitive incremental rates of Pay
- Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
- Excellent Pension Scheme
- Access to continued professional and personal development
- An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
- Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans