Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Clinical or Forensic Psychology

Job Title: Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Clinical or Forensic Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £50,132 to £58,089. With potential progression once in post to £75,744 a year
Job Published: March 13, 2019 16:55

Job Description

Job title and Post Number: Senior Lecturer/Reader in Clinical or Forensic Psychology – 80900

Organisation Advertising Description: School of Psychology

Salary: Grade 9 – Full time starting salary is normally in the range £50,132 to £58,089. With potential progression once in post to £75,744 a year.

Duration of Post: Permanent

Hours: Part-Time (0.7 FTE)

Location: Birmingham

Additional Information: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham is recruiting to the post of Senior Lecturer/Reader in Forensic or Clinical Psychology within the Centre for Applied Psychology. The post holder will be joining a new and expanding group of 30 applied psychologists and researchers of applied psychology. They will be the Director of our flagship Practitioner Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology – the only Doctorate in the UK which leads to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as both a clinical and forensic psychologist. This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving Centre, lead a progressive course team, and play a strategic role in how the new Centre and its professional courses evolve.  There are also opportunities for collaboration with the newly established Institute for Mental Health which has a particular focus on youth mental health.

The University of Birmingham is the only institution to offer a Practitioner Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology (ForenClinPsyD) accredited by the British Psychological Society. It is offered alongside other professional doctorate courses which include the Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD), a Continuing Professional Development Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (CPDForenPsyD) and Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (ForenPsyD). The Director of the Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate will have the experience and ambition to lead our highly successful professional doctorate. As an HCPC-registered practitioner psychologist (forensic or clinical), the candidate will be an expert in forensic or clinical psychology, with a strong understanding of professional psychological practice, and an extensive network of professional contacts. As well as HCPC registration, the appointee will have a doctoral level qualification in forensic or clinical psychology (e.g., PhD or ClinPsyD or ForenPsyD). They will have a clear vision for the future development of our professional courses, ensuring we continue to produce graduates of the highest calibre, ready to work in challenging practice environments. They will be inspiring teachers who are able to communicate with our trainees and students, placement providers and other practitioners. Experience of teaching or supervising postgraduate level students/trainees would therefore be required.

Specific roles and tasks that the post encompass include: teaching on our professional forensic/forensic-clinical/clinical doctorate and masters courses, PG and UG research supervision, research tutoring, leading/coordinating teaching modules, and appraisal of trainees on professional courses. In addition, the Director will lead the ForenClinPsyD, taking responsibility for the effective running of the course and providing strategic vision in terms of teaching and supervision of trainees, and incorporating teaching innovations where appropriate. The post holder may also hold a senior administrative role supporting the ClinPsyD as part of their fractional appointment (e.g., Academic Director).

The new Centre for Applied Psychology in the School of Psychology is staffed by Forensic, Clinical and Research psychologists who support a broad range of teaching and research including Professional Doctoral programmes in Forensic, Clinical and Forensic-Clinical Psychology.  We also provide an MRes in Clinical Psychology and an MSci Psychology and Psychological Practice, as well as a range of other accredited programmes leading to qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).  Members of staff hold a number of research grants and PhD studentships with a wide range of research interests in applied areas.   Please see our website for more information:

And our new brochure about the Centre for Applied Psychology and our staff’s recent activities:

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham ( is one of the largest and most successful in the UK, currently ranked in the top 5 Schools in the country (REF 2014). The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from currently under-represented groups. The School of Psychology has a Bronze Athena SWAN award and strives to maintain a flexible and supportive environment that enables its staff to flourish.

For informal discussion relating to the post please contact Professor Jessica Woodhams , Director of the Centre for Applied Psychology (, Tel 0121 414 6937) or Dr Theresa Powell, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Psychology (, Tel 0121 414 7207).

Closing date: 10/04/2019                                          

Reference: 80900

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote Job Ref 80900 in all enquiries.

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