Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Education
Location: Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £46,718 - £54,131 per annum
Accountable to: Dean of School
This job description is indicative, not prescriptive, and the balance of duties will be in accordance with the contract of employment.
This is a key post that will contribute to the ambitions of the University’s Strategic Plan 2017/18 – 2011/23.
The Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy has recently begun the MSc Psychology in Education, a British Psychological Society accredited conversion course. In the first year, this proved a popular course; going into its second year, it is now a fast-growing programme and one of the most popular postgraduate taught programmes in the university. This post provides an exciting opportunity to play a key role in shaping the direction of a relatively new programme. The post holder will join an enthusiastic, committed and research/innovation active team who work on this programme.
The post holder will primarily contribute to programme delivery for the MSc Psychology in Education. The successful candidate will be required to provide a high-quality student experience in all aspects of the role. They will teach and assess postgraduate students in the application of psychological research and theory to education and related contexts, collaborate with the programme team to maintain our standards in line with BPS accreditation, design innovative and engaging modules, provide student support via the personal tutor role, and provide supervisory support. The successful candidate must be eligible for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have expertise in some of the following areas of psychology: cognitive, developmental, social, individual differences. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this degree, the ability to apply psychology to educational contexts is essential, and flexibility to teach across different areas of the course is required. The ability to contribute to areas of the degree relating to additional learning needs (ALNs) is desirable. A key aspect of the role will be to work closely with employers and community organisations to support students taking a placement module, to inform the development of our provision and to raise awareness within the education community of the employability skills of our graduates.
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