Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Fixed-term)
City Site

Job reference: 007630

Location: City Site

Closing date: 27/07/2020

Salary : Grade H/I (£33,797 - £49,553 p.a.)

Department: x2

School/Section : School of Social Sciences

Post Ref :

Additional information: These roles are for a fixed term until 31 July 2021

Lecturer salary from £33,797 p.a

Senior Lecturer salary from £39,152 p.a

The Department of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University

The Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University is seeking additional lecturers in psychology to further strengthen our research and to meet the demands of new course provision and increased student numbers in our undergraduate, MSc and doctoral programmes. We welcome applications from all areas of psychology and we particularly welcome applications that can contribute to our ambition to enhance the diversity and critical awareness of our curricula.

Psychology at NTU

We are the largest provider of fulltime undergraduate psychology courses in the UK and attract eyewatering numbers of applications and hence students. Our most popular course is the single honours degree and to manage the numbers on that degree we are now segmenting it into pathways focused towards our MSc courses. We aim to integrate all levels of our teaching as much as possible and to also draw on our research activity to inform our sessions with students.

We have four research clusters which house 12 active research groups. We have particular expertise in gambling, driving, sleep, bullying and forensic psychology. We support research at all levels and although we are currently focused on the REF we recognize that this is not the only measure of research quality and value. We support staff to develop a research plan that fits within the wide research activity of the Department.

The Department

You will be joining a very large, lively, diverse, collegiate and ambitious group with an excellent reputation for its theoretically informed impactful and applied research and its teaching provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

In the submission to REF2014 (Unit of Assessment A04,http://www.ref.ac.uk/) 60% of our research outputs were identified as internationally excellent or world leading and 100% of our research impact was recognised as internationally excellent with 73% described as world leading. Our commitment to teaching is shown by the collaboration of over 50 staff to create an introductory text for SAGE (3rd edition published in 2019) and by our showing in the National Student Survey (NSS) where our seven year average approval score is not bettered by any university in the UK.

Ongoing strategic investment in terms of staffing numbers, the continuing professional development of staff, research support, laboratory facilities and funded PhD students continues to allow us to develop further and to meet the ambitions of the University’s strategic plan across the full range of our activities.


Applicants will have a PhD or professional doctorate in Psychology (or equivalent). You should be an enthusiastic teacher with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to supporting students' development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Mentoring and support for development in both teaching and research will be provided to appointees appropriate to their level of experience.

The Department is committed to diversity and provides a lead in the University on initiatives such as Success for All and Athena Swan where we became the first department in the University to achieve accreditation last year. We welcome applications from individuals who can contribute to a wider departmental focus on cultural psychology. We also welcome applications from under-represented groups and from people who are seeking a part-time contract that, for example combines practitioner work with lecturing. Appointments will always be made on merit.

If you are in the early stages of an academic career and are considering joining NTU, then our Early Career Academic Development Programme could be just right for you

If you are considering joining NTU as a Senior Lecturer you will benefit from our Senior Lecturer Career Framework, which recognises and rewards you based on your performance, contribution and achievement, and offers the opportunity of faster salary progression compared to the industry average.

Closing Date: 27 July 2020

Interview Date: w/b 10th August, 2020 (to be confirmed)

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Phil Banyard, Head of Psychology (phil.banyard@ntu.ac.uk) , Dr Duncan Guest, Management Lead for Psychology (duncan.guest@ntu.ac.uk) or Dr Gayle Dillon, Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (gayle.dillon@ntu.ac.uk)

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.


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