Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: £33,797 to £51,034
Reference: 006-21
Contact Name: Simon Errington
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 18, 2021 14:15

Job Description

The University

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

As one of the fastest growing universities in the U.K. over recent years, we have a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset. The Institute of Social Justice at York St John facilitates research, projects and partnerships that help to pursue and promote a fairer society. 

The School

Psychology is an ambitious and growing academic unit within the School of Education, Language and Psychology. Our key areas of research strength are in Cognitive, Developmental, and Critical Social Psychology, with a growing area of Clinical and Mental Health research. 53% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in REF2014. Since then, we have grown threefold in staff and PhD students and as a result we expect a strong outcome in REF2021. Our research infrastructure includes dedicated Psychology labs and technical support, specialised EEG, VR and eye-tracking labs, and video-observation equipment and rooms.  

Our excellent teaching and inclusive ethos provide an exceptional student experience. We offer three BPS-accredited Psychology undergraduate degrees, including the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling, a growing portfolio of taught Master’s programmes, and an accredited professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. 

As a School, we have strong links with the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Trust. Our partnership includes research collaborations, placement provision for doctoral trainees, and doctoral research fellowships. Our Counselling Psychology academic team hold honorary fellowships as practitioner psychologists within the TEWV NHS trust. 

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology to contribute to our inclusive academic community, and further strengthen our research and teaching.  The role will involve teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula and in a variety of settings, including small-group workshops/seminars and larger-group lectures; group and individual supervision of clinical practice for trainees on placement; doctoral research supervision; liaison with key external stakeholders, such as placement providers and research collaborators; assessment and feedback; and the provision of pastoral and academic support to students.    

The role requires engagement with research in an area of our existing research strength, and an ongoing commitment to clinical practice and supervision. A key aspect of this role will be co-ordination of placements for doctoral trainees.

Key requirements

  • Professional doctorate in Counselling or Clinical Psychology
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist
  • Experience of research in an area allied to clinical applications of psychology/ mental health

For informal queries about this role, please contact Professor Divine Charura:

Closing Date - Friday 12 February 2021 at midnight

Interview Date - Tuesday 23 February 2021