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Requisition ID:  4782

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £25,941.00 - £33,797.00 

Closing Date: 17 August 2020


The Role


You will play a crucial role in Research Methods teaching on undergraduate degrees in Psychology. The School currently offers an established portfolio of BPS accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Role requires the ability to effectively teach in laboratory classes, supervise under-graduate students and contribute to tutorials and assessments.


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Please be advised that due to new minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post does not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system. 


Key Accountabilities


  • To contribute to undergraduate demonstrating as directed by Head of School;
  • To contribute to the promotion of psychology programmes to both current and prospective students;
  • To supervise undergraduate research projects;
  • To act as personal tutor to a small group of students, concerned not only for the students’ academic achievements, but also for their personal welfare;
  • To participate in relevant staff development activities;
  • To enrol for PhD study as guided by Head of School;
  • To undertake other duties, such as participation in School, Faculty and University meetings, or teaching as detailed by the Head of School.


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Good knowledge of research methods and statistics;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Ability to work well on own initiative and as part of a team;
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and planning skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from a range of professional backgrounds;
  • Ability to teach psychology at under-, and/or post-graduate level;
  • Ability to lead research methods in practicals.


  • Experience or interest in teaching research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative).


Attributes and Behaviour (Essential)


  • Committed and enthusiastic;
  • Confident communicator;
  • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required before the post-holder commences employment;
  • Empathetic to the needs of staff and a diverse student body.


Qualifications (Essential)


  • First or higher degree conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society;
  • Motivation and ability to enrol for PhD study.




  • PhD or Professional Doctorate in Psychology;
  • Postgraduate research training in psychology or closely related discipline.



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 4782