Lecturer in Psychology University of Northampton United Kingdom

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The Psychology subject area at the University of Northampton are looking for an inspirational, student focused Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies with a specialism in Systemic Family Therapy Practice for Children and Young People.

You will join a collegiate team, based in the Psychology Subject Area, within the Faculty of Health and Society.  We have a strong culture of student focused teaching and high impact research. 

This is a particularly good time to join the University as we achieved Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and we moved to our new £330 million Waterside Campus last summer in Northampton Town.  Therefore, you will benefit from new purpose built teaching and research facilities with good rail and road links. 

We are looking for individuals who are not only team players and have academic expertise but will live to our values of being Future Focused, Super Supportive and having Social Impact.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and committed team player who can contribute to the teaching, leadership and possibly research in the IAPT Programmes in Children and Young People.  An ability to contribute to other areas of Counselling in Psychology is a district advantage.

You should demonstrate a track record of successful applied work, teaching in HE, FE or CPD courses, and the potential to undertake a Programme Leadership. You should possess relevant accreditation and have, or being willing to work towards, HEA Fellowship.  You should preferably demonstrate specific expertise in at least one of the most commonly recognised systemic approaches such as Systemic Structural Approach; Milan or Post-Milan Approach; Systemic Narrative Approach.  Experience of clinical supervision would also be a distinct advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach, supervise and module co-ordinate primarily at postgraduate level.

As an academic you will also be expected to contribute to the research and scholarly activity output of the subject area, including where appropriate the upcoming REF, and work collegiately with other researcher.  This is supported through our research centres and twenty-five days of annual scholarly leave.  

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the role please contact Deputy Subject Leader Dr Glenn Hitchman Glenn.Hitchman@Northampton.ac.uk or 01604 893678 or Subject Leader Dr Peter Jones on Peter.Jones2@Northampton.ac.uk or 07592104448

Interview Date: 30 July 2019

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model.  We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.


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