Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bath
Salary: £37,075 - £46,924 per annum
Contact Name: Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 13, 2017 08:47

Job Description

Post Title:                               Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social 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:                                        06/17/2452

Closing Date:                        12 midnight GMT, 22nd June 2017

Interview Date:                      Wednesday 12th July 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.

The College of Liberal Arts is a multi-disciplinary college delivering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Field of Culture and Environment comprises Humanities, Social Science and Science subjects including Psychology. Psychology is a key subject within the Field of Culture and Environment, and benefits from collaboration with various subjects in particular Sociology, Criminology and Biology. It also works closely with colleagues in the Institute for Education and in the Bath Business School. It is an ambitious, dynamic and diverse environment in which to develop your career.

Psychology is a successful and growing subject area at Bath Spa University. Taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are highly regarded and it has a growing reputation in research.  We have 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 Social Psychology to join our team. The successful applicant will contribute expertise in Social Psychology and research methods to the undergraduate Psychology programme, which links with Sociology and allied courses. They may also contribute to the developing postgraduate programme in Psychology. The successful candidate would be expected to enhancing our growing research profile in the area of Psychology. The role includes providing study support and dissertation supervision for students, as well as pastoral tutorial support when required.

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. In addition to expertise in Social Psychology, you will have knowledge and expertise that could be applied to core areas of Psychology, Levels 4 to 7. In addition you will have experience of and/or an ability to contribute to research methods teaching and evidence of relevant research, ideally with experience of research supervision and successful bidding for research funding. Experience of module and course development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is also 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 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 on

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.