Lecturer in Psychology (Internal Only)

University of Stirling


Lecturer in Psychology (Internal Only)

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Post Details

*Internal applicants only*

Full time
Fixed term for 9 months

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 27 June 2023.

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

The Post

The University of Stirling is seeking to appoint an outstanding Psychologist (Teaching & Scholarship) in the Faculty of Natural Sciences to cover a Leverhulme Trust-funded teaching replacement. The post holder will be involved in the teaching, coordination, and development of our BPS accredited programmes.  We welcome applicants from psychologists working in areas of cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, or qualitative/quantitative methods who are focussed on providing an outstanding student experience.   

Applicants with experience in supervision of final year individual and group dissertation projects are particularly encouraged to apply. 

As well as teaching responsibilities, the post holder will provide support for placements, supervise a range of exciting dissertation research, act as personal tutor to our students, engage in scholarship on student engagement and effective community building, pedagogical research, and play an active role in sharing expertise and across the Faculty and University. 

The successful applicant will also be expected to deliver innovative and engaging teaching (e.g., on the Psychology Undergraduate, Conversion, Postgraduate programmes) and to contributing to the on-going development of the Division.  The area of individual expertise is open. 

Informal enquiries are welcome prior to application and can be directed to Professor Dudchenko [email protected]

Description of Duties

  • Contribute to the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including online/digital programmes, where required 
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the quality of teaching provision and programme development, drawing on leading practices from the HE sector 
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as key contributions to high quality student learning 
  • Contribute to enhancement of the student experience and employability 
  • Engage in individual and collaborative pedagogical research and scholarly activity, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, and disseminate results through regular publication in a manner appropriate to the work 
  • Independently, and in collaboration with colleagues, contribute to bids for external funding/income for scholarship activities 
  • Participate in the Faculty’s international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students 
  • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University 
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students 
  • Evaluate own practice, continue to maintain professional practice and undertake continuous professional development appropriate to the role 
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post

Essential Criteria

Qualifications 

  • PhD in relevant discipline or close to successful completion or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

  • Experience or knowledge to design, deliver, assess and evaluate modules in the subject area 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of or provide evidence of developing effective approaches to teaching and learning, student support and guidance 
  • Experience or knowledge of approaches to enhance the student experience 
  • Clear plans for future scholarship activities

Desirable Criteria

Qualifications 

  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCert and/or holding or working towards Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA) 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

  • Evidence of the ability to deliver excellent learning and teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level including online/digital delivery 
  • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities 
  • Evidence of developing a high quality publication record in general or subject specific pedagogical work 
  • Evidence of developing teaching and scholarship proposals to bid for external funding 
  • Credible plans for the active pursuit of external funding for pedagogic research and scholarship activities 
  • Evidence of a basic knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework

Behaviours and Competencies

The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills
    Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.
  • Delivering excellent service
    Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.
  • Finding solutions
    Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.
  • Embracing change
    Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.
  • Using resources effectively
    Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.
  • Engaging with the wider context
    Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.
  • Developing self and others
    Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Working together
    Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.
  • Achieving Results
    Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.
  • About Us

    The Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) encompasses the Divisions of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Computing Science and Mathematics, Psychology, and the Institute of Aquaculture. FNS is a distinctive academic arena where new fundamental understandings of the complex and challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours, technologies, biological and environmental systems are created, explored, and tested. The most recent national assessment of research – REF2021 -confirmed that 80% of our research is classed as world leading and internationally excellent. It is supported through UK Research Councils, European Union, and a range of research charities We work with businesses and public service organisations both at home and overseas to achieve direct and positive outcomes for society across a range of critical problems. Substantial investment aligned with the City, Region, and Growth deals is supporting major new infrastructure developments linked to the Faculty including Scotland’s International Environment Centre and the National Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Hub.  

     Psychology  
    Stirling Psychology delivers world class scientific research, coupled with innovative and reflective research-led teaching. In the most recent national assessment of research (2021 REF) the Division was recognised for its strong research impact, and 99% of our research outputs were internationally recognised, excellent or world leading. We aim to foster basic research in the science of mind and behaviour, linked to direct impacts for society. Our research strategy focuses on the development of inter-disciplinary multi-methods approaches and our academics work collaboratively across three research themes: Cognition in Complex Environments; Behaviour & Evolution; and Health Psychology.  Psychology has invested heavily in research infrastructure, including our own Kindergarten. Purpose built laboratories provide support for health, human electrophysiology, face and vision research, and recent investment in a Lifespan Laboratory will facilitate developmental and comparative research.   

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University’s sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership.
    www.stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job number

    FAC01759
    Contract Type

    Fixed Term Contract
    Closing date

    27-Jun-2023
    Location:

    Stirling Campus
    Grade

    Grade7 £36,333-£43,155 p.a.
    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Natural Sciences

    Post Details

    *Internal applicants only*

    Full time
    Fixed term for 9 months

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 27 June 2023.

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

    This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

    The Post

    The University of Stirling is seeking to appoint an outstanding Psychologist (Teaching & Scholarship) in the Faculty of Natural Sciences to cover a Leverhulme Trust-funded teaching replacement. The post holder will be involved in the teaching, coordination, and development of our BPS accredited programmes.  We welcome applicants from psychologists working in areas of cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, or qualitative/quantitative methods who are focussed on providing an outstanding student experience.   

    Applicants with experience in supervision of final year individual and group dissertation projects are particularly encouraged to apply. 

    As well as teaching responsibilities, the post holder will provide support for placements, supervise a range of exciting dissertation research, act as personal tutor to our students, engage in scholarship on student engagement and effective community building, pedagogical research, and play an active role in sharing expertise and across the Faculty and University. 

    The successful applicant will also be expected to deliver innovative and engaging teaching (e.g., on the Psychology Undergraduate, Conversion, Postgraduate programmes) and to contributing to the on-going development of the Division.  The area of individual expertise is open. 

    Informal enquiries are welcome prior to application and can be directed to Professor Dudchenko [email protected]

    Description of Duties

    • Contribute to the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including online/digital programmes, where required 
    • Contribute to the enhancement of the quality of teaching provision and programme development, drawing on leading practices from the HE sector 
    • Demonstrate a broad understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as key contributions to high quality student learning 
    • Contribute to enhancement of the student experience and employability 
    • Engage in individual and collaborative pedagogical research and scholarly activity, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, and disseminate results through regular publication in a manner appropriate to the work 
    • Independently, and in collaboration with colleagues, contribute to bids for external funding/income for scholarship activities 
    • Participate in the Faculty’s international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students 
    • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University 
    • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students 
    • Evaluate own practice, continue to maintain professional practice and undertake continuous professional development appropriate to the role 
    • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post

    Essential Criteria

    Qualifications 

    • PhD in relevant discipline or close to successful completion or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience 

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

    • Experience or knowledge to design, deliver, assess and evaluate modules in the subject area 
    • Demonstrate an understanding of or provide evidence of developing effective approaches to teaching and learning, student support and guidance 
    • Experience or knowledge of approaches to enhance the student experience 
    • Clear plans for future scholarship activities

    Desirable Criteria

    Qualifications 

    • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCert and/or holding or working towards Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA) 

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

    • Evidence of the ability to deliver excellent learning and teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level including online/digital delivery 
    • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities 
    • Evidence of developing a high quality publication record in general or subject specific pedagogical work 
    • Evidence of developing teaching and scholarship proposals to bid for external funding 
    • Credible plans for the active pursuit of external funding for pedagogic research and scholarship activities 
    • Evidence of a basic knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework

    Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills
    Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.
  • Delivering excellent service
    Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.
  • Finding solutions
    Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.
  • Embracing change
    Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.
  • Using resources effectively
    Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.
  • Engaging with the wider context
    Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.
  • Developing self and others
    Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Working together
    Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.
  • Achieving Results
    Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.
  • About Us

    The Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) encompasses the Divisions of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Computing Science and Mathematics, Psychology, and the Institute of Aquaculture. FNS is a distinctive academic arena where new fundamental understandings of the complex and challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours, technologies, biological and environmental systems are created, explored, and tested. The most recent national assessment of research – REF2021 -confirmed that 80% of our research is classed as world leading and internationally excellent. It is supported through UK Research Councils, European Union, and a range of research charities We work with businesses and public service organisations both at home and overseas to achieve direct and positive outcomes for society across a range of critical problems. Substantial investment aligned with the City, Region, and Growth deals is supporting major new infrastructure developments linked to the Faculty including Scotland’s International Environment Centre and the National Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Hub.  

     Psychology  
    Stirling Psychology delivers world class scientific research, coupled with innovative and reflective research-led teaching. In the most recent national assessment of research (2021 REF) the Division was recognised for its strong research impact, and 99% of our research outputs were internationally recognised, excellent or world leading. We aim to foster basic research in the science of mind and behaviour, linked to direct impacts for society. Our research strategy focuses on the development of inter-disciplinary multi-methods approaches and our academics work collaboratively across three research themes: Cognition in Complex Environments; Behaviour & Evolution; and Health Psychology.  Psychology has invested heavily in research infrastructure, including our own Kindergarten. Purpose built laboratories provide support for health, human electrophysiology, face and vision research, and recent investment in a Lifespan Laboratory will facilitate developmental and comparative research.   

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University’s sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership.
    www.stir.ac.uk @stiruni

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