Associate Dean for Psychology
Job reference: 007695
Location: City Site
Closing date: 31/08/2020
Salary : Academic Heads (£80,347 - £86,861 p.a.)
Department: College of Business, Law & Social Sciences
School/Section : School of Social Sciences
The School of Social Sciences is creating a new post of Associate Dean Psychology to lead the development of the subject at NTU. The postholder will be a member of the Senior Executive Team of the School, contributing to the delivering of the strategy initiatives for the School and the University.
The Department of Psychology is the largest in the University with over 120 academic staff, 30 research and support staff and 90 doctoral students. It has a reputation for excellence in its teaching and research. The Department wishes to build on its reputation to further improve its performance and impact in the University, the community and internationally. The Associate Dean will provide the leadership to achieve this ambition.
The Department believes that students benefit from research-led teaching, as such our five specialist UG pathways, and six postgraduate courses are grounded in our research expertise. The Department has developed a series of Masters Courses with a focus on applied areas in psychology. To support this work the Department has recruited practitioners from the fields of counselling, forensic psychology, clinical psychology and occupational psychology. The Department is innovative in its teaching and assessment with a strong focus on a rich and stimulating student experience. Its approach to provide a personalised experience for all our students has resulted in an NSS approval score for the past seven years of over 90%.
The Department has developed a strong research profile to which the University has made significant investment including a dedicated 3-storey research building, and separately located facilities for sleep research and for the rehabilitation of people with convictions for sexual offences. The Department has also invested in growing its research capacity, an innovative approach has helped the Department to be highly responsive and supported the activity of Early Career Researchers. The Department now has 10 professors and the Associate Dean will have the responsibility to lead the professorial team.
Research in psychology has had impact at local, national and international levels. For example, in facilitating early diagnosis of prostate cancer with the local Afro Caribbean community, assisting the National Probation Service in a review of national policies, the inclusion of ‘gaming disorder’ in the International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, and assisting the Dutch Government in developing their new national hazard perception test. A further example of our impact and commitment to research that makes a difference is our support of the Safer Living Foundation – a charity set up by NTU and HM Prison Whatton to provide rehabilitation based on our research. The Department’s relationships with external partners are embedded in its teaching. Partners from the NHS, the Prison Service and charitable organisations contribute to our courses and enhancing the employability skills and opportunities of our students.
Closing Date: 31 August 2020
Remote Interview Date: TBC
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