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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Requisition ID:  3429

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
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: Grade F: £35,845.00 - £44,045.00

Grade G: £41,526.00 - £55,750.00

Grade H:£51,034.00 - £68,251.00. 


Closing Date: 21 April 2020



The role


The School of Psychology is looking for an academic who will build our capacity to deliver high quality teaching in Psychology in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Our teaching is research-led, and you would be encouraged to collaborate with research groups and access facilities within the Institute of Biosciences and Institute of Population and Health Sciences.


You will have a PhD or Professional Doctorate in Psychology.  More specifically, you will have experience relevant to the delivery of teaching and assessment and supervising under-, and post-graduate students. You will be able to contribute specialist knowledge in your area of expertise within Psychology.


We are interested in all academic backgrounds but please see knowledge skills and experience sections.  You must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and be student focussed with a dedication to the highest quality student experience.


Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon (Head of School) at gwyneth.doherty-sneddon@ncl.ac.uk.


Key Accountabilities


  • To undertake teaching, module leadership and supervision of under-, and post-graduate Psychology students;


  • To undertake administrative duties as deemed necessary, including participation in relevant School and Faculty committees and activities. For Grade H appointment, a substantive leadership role would be negotiated with the Head of School;


  • To participate in external activities related to psychology, teaching, scholarship and research. For Grade H appointment, leadership regarding external partnerships/collaborations with relevant organisations.


  • To contribute to the promotion of psychology programmes to both current and prospective students;


  • To act as a personal tutor to a group of students, concerned with students’ academic achievements, and pastoral care;


  • To contribute to University administration, course planning, curriculum development and the recruitment of students;


  • To engage in teaching and scholarly activities. For Grade H appointment, to contribute to the development of new markets for taught programmes;


  • To participate in relevant staff development activities;


  • To undertake other duties, such as participation in School, Faculty and University meetings, as detailed by the Head of School;


  • To embed research into teaching where possible, but notably through the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects in the School;


  • To develop a programme for own research and ensure that research results, new knowledge and insight are achieved within relevant time, cost and quality standards;


  • To disseminate research results through appropriate channels;


  • To contribute to collaborations with University’s Research Institutes where possible.

The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • Understanding of current themes and issues in the delivery of BPS-accredited Psychology programmes;
  • Specialist knowledge and interest in areas relevant to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (e.g. cognitive psychology such as language, business/consumer psychology or clinical psychology).


  • 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 IT skills;
  • For Grade H, ability to mentor junior staff;
  • For Grade H, ability to provide leadership in teaching, research or scholarship;
  • For Grade H, proven project management skills;
  • For Grade F/G, potential to provide leadership in teaching, research or scholarship.



  • Experience of teaching psychology at under-, and/or post-graduate level;
  • For grades G/H experience in the supervision of under-, and/or post-graduate dissertation students. For Grade F, the ability to supervise under- and/or post-graduate projects;
  • For Grade H, understanding of and experience in processes involved in module and programme development/leadership;
  • A track record in publishing (Grade G) or potential to publish (Grade F) in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career stage. For Grade H appointment, the ability to publish internationally recognised research in high quality research/pedagogical peer-reviewed journals;
  • For Grade H, evidence of standing at national/international level in discipline;
  • For Grade H, evidence of ability to undertake a senior role in the school.
  • Experience in research;
  • For Grade G/H, understanding and experience in processes involved in module and programme development and leadership.


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Committed and enthusiastic;
  • Ambitious but collegiate;
  • Confident communicator;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Evidence of (Grade H)/potential for (Grade G) successful engagement with external bodies, bringing demonstrable benefit to the school.
  • Empathetic to the needs of staff and of a diverse student body.



  • PhD or Professional Doctorate in Psychology;


  • HE Teaching qualification or equivalent experience e.g. Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA)


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.


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.


Requisition ID: 3429