Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Educational Psychology)
Salary: Grade 8 (£34,520 to £39,992) to Grade 9 (£41,212 to £47,722)
Contract Type: Permanent
Contracted Hours per week: 37
Our internationally renowned Faculty of Education is an engaging and welcoming community of academics, researchers, teaching professionals and industry specialists with a history in education of over 100 years. Based in our £139 million Brooks Building, our facilities, including modern lecture theatres, specialist teaching areas and drop-in resources, are as impressive as our approach to education.
We are one of the UK’s leading, internationally excellent educational centres. 67% of our research was rated internationally excellent or world leading in REF2014. Our primary and secondary initial teacher education provision is rated Ofsted ‘good’. We host a number of centres of excellence in knowledge exchange, including: Early Years and Childhood Studies; the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination; and STEM Education North West. Around 4,000 students study with us in Manchester and Cheshire and we work in partnership with over 1,500 schools, colleges and other organisations.
For 2018, we have exciting plans to launch a new BSc (Hons) degree in Educational Psychology and MSc in Educational Psychology (Conversion), for which we will be seeking British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation. A Doctorate in Educational Psychology is planned for September 2019.
There are links with a number of the Education and Social Research Institute’s research groups (see: http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/resgroups/index.php)
This is an exciting opportunity to experienced individuals to join the Department of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies in a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer role. You will be a member of a team developing our new suite of programmes in Educational Psychology.
You will teach predominantly on our BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology and MSc in Educational Psychology (Conversion) programmes, although other teaching opportunities will be available. You will be eager to promote active engagement and participation within learning communities locally, nationally and globally. The role involves collaborative planning and teaching with colleagues in delivering excellent teaching and learning opportunities and supporting students’ pastoral, learning and assessment needs. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the leadership, development, administration and recruitment of our new suite of programmes in Educational Psychology as well as contributing to Manchester Met’s research and knowledge exchange strategy.
We are seeking to attract applications from committed, enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced individuals with a first degree/post-graduate qualification conferring Graduate Membership with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) or international equivalent recognition. You will hold a doctorate (or be very close to completion) in an area with an interested in education or aspects of lifelong learning relevant to educational psychology.
You are likely to have specialist knowledge social psychology and in at least one of the following additional areas: biological psychology; Cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; individual differences; social psychology; conceptual and historical issues in psychology; research methods and empirical project.
You will have subjected your own specialist areas of expertise to critical analysis and research in ways that enable you to empathise with the demands we make of students. You will also be able to demonstrate your commitment to modelling effective learning and teaching with student groups and a commitment to contributing to research and academic discourse.
If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.
Closing Date: 12 April 2018