Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bath
Salary: £37,075 - £46,924 per annum
Reference: 12/16/2350
Contact Name: Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 04, 2017 17:27

Job Description

Post Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology                                

School/Department: Field of Culture and Environment, College of Liberal Arts             

Location: Newton Park                     

Line Manager: Subject Leader Undergraduate Programmes, Psychology

Rate of Pay: £37,075 - £46,924 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 1.0FTE

Ref: 12/16/2350

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 5th February 2017

Interview Date: Week Commencing 27th February 2017


About us

Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. Through inspirational teaching and research, we transform students’ lives. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University will ensure that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens.

Psychology is a successful and growing subject within Bath Spa University in terms of both teaching and research, and benefits from collaboration with a range of subjects in particular Sociology, Biology, Business and Management and Criminology. It also works closely with colleagues in the Institute for Education. It is an ambitious, dynamic and diverse environment in which to develop your career in teaching and research.

Psychology has BPS accredited single honours and major honours awards, and are developing PGT and PGR provision.  We have a supportive and collegiate research environment. The Psychology Research Group is collectivised by a group interest in psychological well-being and behavioural functioning.

About the role

We are looking for a talented Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology to join our team. The successful applicant will contribute expertise in Forensic Psychology and will be able to contribute to research methods and to the undergraduate Psychology programme in general. The role includes providing study support and dissertation supervision for students, as well as pastoral tutorial support when required.

The successful candidate may also contribute to the developing postgraduate programme in Psychology. They also would be expected to enhancing our growing research profile in the area of Psychology, but also potentially in Criminology and Policing through our recently established University Research Group in this field, led by Prof. Allyson MacVean.

About you (requirements)

You will have a BPS recognised degree and a PhD, or nearing completion of a PhD, in a relevant subject area along with recent experience of teaching within Higher Education. With knowledge and expertise across core areas of Psychology, you will have particular expertise in Forensic Psychology and also have experience of and/or an ability to contribute to research methods teaching and evidence of relevant research. Depending on the stage you have reached in your career, you may also have experience of research supervision and successful bidding for research funding. Experience of module and course development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is desirable, including collaborative provision across disciplines.

You will be expected to contribute to activities such as involvement with open days and public events, building appropriate links with business and the community and you will be involved in moderation and other quality assurance processes. You will enjoy full access to staff development  opportunities and research support offered by the University.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus, Subject Leader in Psychology or David Watson, Head of Field

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.