Lecturer in Psychology National College of Ireland Ireland

Job Description


Position: Lecturer in Psychology (1 Permanent, 2 Specific Purpose)

Reporting to: Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Business


Purpose of Position:
The key functions of this position are to teach Psychology on a range of College programmes, develop curriculum and programme related materials and perform research associated with the College’s programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Key Relationships:
• Dean of the School of Business
• Vice Dean Undergraduate Studies
• Faculty in the School
• Students both full and part-time
• Associate Faculty
• Programme Co-ordinators.

Key Responsibilities:
Teaching
• Lecture to students within the School of Business in the area of Psychology.
• Lecture on certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes on the area of Psychology.
• Provide a professional support to students in their learning activities.
• Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects
• Facilitate practical experimental research design and implementation
• Commit to ongoing professional development
• Participate in committees appropriate to courses.
• Engage in research consultancy and development work as appropriate.
• Provide such information as may be required by the College related to the activities of the role.
• Engage in the assessment processes of the College by setting and marking examinations and assignments and attending assessment boards and liaising with external examiners.
• Set, correct and give feedback on project work, research work and dissertation.
• Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangement.
• Facilitate skills development workshops.
• Liaise with library re: reading materials, booklists, etc.
• Develop new and existing course material, using new learning technology and delivery mechanisms in particular.
• Assist in the drafting of submission documents, liaise with the validating bodies, promote, implement and review programmes.

Programme Development
• Assist in the development of existing programmes and new programmes. This may involve drafting submission documents, liaison with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing and reviewing programmes.
• Design and deliver curriculum and education interventions.
• Preparation for teaching and all other work related activity including tutorials associated with lectures.


Research
• Carry out scholarly research relevant to College activities and strategy, including regular publications and presentations.
• To actively seek external funding to support the research interests of the School.

External Bodies
• Seek to promote and engage with external psychology bodies notably, PSI, with regard to professional membership and accreditation of psychology programmes here at NCI.

General
• Assist in the development of the School of Business.
• Act as programme director for undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes in consultation with the Dean of the School of Business.
• Contribute to academic and disciplinary committees and meetings as requested.
• Be available to students outside of class contact hours for guidance and support.
• Represent the college at functions and promotional events such as exhibitions, school visits, open days, recruitment evenings and other external events.
• Act as a personal tutor.
• Work on short courses, training and consultancy.

Qualifications & Experience Required:

• A PhD in Psychology or a related area.
• Lecturing experience.
• Evidence of research output and future research strategy.
• Industry experience desirable.
• Excellent communication skills, time management and PC skills.
• He/she must be a self- starter with the ability to work independently.

Salary: Academic I €36,180 - €54,270
Academic II €52,260 - €78,390

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contract: Permanent or Specific Purpose (Maternity Leave Cover)
Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
Annual Leave: 34 days per annum
Pension: Defined Contribution Scheme


Application Process: To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV, quoting title of position to: recruitment-mpetryczko@ncirl.ie by 5pm, Monday, 9th July 2018
Please indicate in your application if you want to be considered for permanent or specific purpose position (maternity leave cover) or both.
The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act
Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to a Lecturer in the School of Business are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer


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