Lecturer in Psychology University of Glasgow, School of Psychology United Kingdom

To make a substantial and positive contribution to Psychology undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, to scholarship and to an excellent student experience, through contributing to curriculum design and development, teaching and assessment. To engage in scholarship in order to contribute to the advancement of the discipline and/or its teaching practice at course, degree programme, school, institution, profession and national levels.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


1. Develop and deliver a range of high quality teaching at various levels within our Psychology provision in accordance with established School strategic aims and BPS accreditation.

2. Play an innovative role in the ongoing development and design of an inclusive Psychology curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning. Support a research-led and scholarly-informed approach to student learning and share results with colleagues and the wider Higher Education community.

3. Play a collaborative role in the design of assessment and examination techniques at School level consistent with University policy: organise the delivery of effective, timely and appropriate feedback utilising a variety of methods and techniques, including embedded learning technologies, which will support student learning.

4. To seek and obtain financial support for research/scholarship in given area of expertise and maintain a record of publication in the appropriate recognised outlets.

5. To actively maintain knowledge of the specialist areas, ensuring research led teaching practice.

6. Supervision of individual student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level

7. Take an active role in student recruitment, orientation and induction and the pastoral care of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

8. To contribute to the shared objectives of the University, College and School: maintain and improve the quality and student experience of the students; improve retention rates; grow PGT numbers; recruitment of international students; employability via transferable skills.

9. Create and develop effective networks with students, staff across the University, and external stakeholders to oversee the embedding of key University priorities such as graduate attributes, professional requirements, work-related learning, transitions support, student mobility and quality enhancement within credit bearing and non-credit bearing activities. 

10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

12. Sustain leading scholarship activity and make a leadership contribution to the Group/School/College’s scholarship activities establishing a national and international reputation for the School of Psychology at the University of Glasgow as a centre of excellence in Psychology Education.

13. Take responsibility for the co-ordination, planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in accordance with the School programme

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Knowledge/Qualifications 

Essential

A1 Good first degree and PhD (SCQF 12) in subject related area.
A2 Comprehensive and up to date knowledge of research and developments within teaching practices.
A4 An established reputation in subject area and/or pedagogical research nationally and/or internationally.
A5 Evidence of innovation in teaching methods 
A6 Evidence of co-ordination of teaching across large groups of staff and students


Skills

Essential

C1 Ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
C2 Excellent Team Leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills
C3 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach
C4 Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in appropriate range of contexts
C5 Strong problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach
C6 Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working
C7 Ability and willingness to take on appropriate administrative duties within the School
C8 A commitment to high quality, research led, student orientated teaching
C9 Leadership, influencing and facilitation skills
C10 Ability to provide strategic contribution at subject or School level
C11 Time/project/people managements skills as appropriate.
C12 Capacity to develop and design innovation and to lead innovation in team activity.
C13 An empathetic approach in dealing with students that have encountered problems, both academic and personal.
C14 Ability to disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences to promote understanding.
C15 Competency with R. 

Experience

Essential

E1 A demonstrable excellent teaching track record
E2 Experience of development and maintaining innovative teaching practices.
E3 Experience in designing and developing undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses
E4 An excellent track record of performing administrative duties in a research led institution
E5 Track record of student supervision 
E7 Experience of leading School teaching policy in key areas
E8 Track record of scholarship 

Desirable 
F1 Experience and specialist knowledge in innovative approaches to assessment and feedback in HE

Job Features


Dimensions 
Undertake lecturing, course and exam assessment at all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate course.
Pastoral activity with students both as advisor and class tutor.
Collaborative engagement in the design of courses for all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate programme.
Obtain resrarch/scholarship funding in area of expertise.
Development of research/scholarship projects and publication record.

Planning and Organising
Manage the planning, organisation and administration of teaching activities, as required
Management of assessment processes
Update course documentation and ensure booking of lecture rooms, laboratories and other facilities.
Bring issues to the attention of the relevant committees on behalf of self and others. Act on outcomes as necessary, in terms of school policy and provision.

Internal / External relationships

Internal

Respond to queries from academics, administrative staff and students
Work with the School Teaching Office to deliver teaching resources effectively to students
Work closely with Head of School and other members of team managing teaching in the School
Lecture delivery and leadership of practical classes, tutorials and discussion groups
Recruitment, guidance and instruction of teaching staff and others associated with course activities (e.g. External Lecturers, Graduate Teaching Assistants and other demonstrators).

External
Interaction with academic colleagues in other Universities, to disseminate ideas and experience of teaching practice

Interaction with international partner universities
Promote the School of Computing Science at recruitment and outreach events
Liaison with External Examiners.

Decision-Making
Establishment of appropriate assessment processes and leadership of the design of course content
Use performance and attendance data to for identification of students at risk and take appropriate action
Decide upon appropriate advice to students in light of academic, pastoral and procedural issues.
Prioritise own work.

Problem Solving
Act as first point of contact for problems/enquiries from students in relevant courses / programmes
Identify solutions to problems with teaching activities and assessment procedures
Assist students with academic, pastoral and welfare issues.

Other
Representation of the University/College/School through presentation at national and international events
Attendance at training events to learn and implement new learning and teaching practice and technologies
Prepared to travel to work in the UK/Europe and elsewhere as required by the University 

Standard Terms & Conditions


Salary will be on the Research & Teaching Grade, level 8 - £43,266 - £50,132

The post is full time and open ended.

If appointed you will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. 

Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/ 

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

 


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