Lecturer in Psychosis Studies (Maternity Cover)

King's College London

Job id: 068986. Salary: £49,737 – £58,421 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 14 June 2023. Closing date: 26 June 2023.

Business unit: IoPPN. Department: Psychosis Studies.

Contact details:Dr Jenny Kravariti/Dr Stefania Tognin. [email protected]/[email protected]

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

We are looking for an academic with an interest in education and research to join the Department of Psychosis Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, as Lecturer in Psychosis Studies.

The appointee will play a key role in the delivery of departmental postgraduate teaching, including our large flagship MSc in Mental Health Studies programme https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/courses/mental-health-studies-msc . This is the largest clinically oriented course at IoPPN and caters for about 100 students per annum. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to provide some support to the MSc Early Intervention in Psychosis https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/courses/early-intervention-in-psychosis-msc , which caters for about 30 students.

It is expected the post-holder will dedicate about 85% of their time on teaching-related activities, with the remainder related to research or other activities as directed by their line manager. Previous experience teaching graduate or post-graduate students and strong motivation towards high-quality education and student experience are essential. The post-holder will have opportunities to develop their own teaching and research interests within the Department under supervision of their line manager.

Candidates are encouraged to view the Department of Psychosis Studies web pages and the prospectus for the departmental MSc programmes, which are linked above and available on the King’s College London website.

Interviews: W/C 3rd July 2023 (In-person, IoPPN)

This post will be offered on a 1-year fixed-term contract until 31-Aug-2024

This is a full-time  post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Leading key modules on MSc programmes.  
  • Contributing to classroom teaching.
  • Marking coursework assignments and exam scripts.
  • Coordinate the MSc Mental Health Studies clinical placements module.
  • Development and modification of teaching content.
  • Attendance at relevant teaching meetings, including weekly programme meetings and monthly learning and teaching meetings.
  • Monitoring and responding to student feedback.
  • Acting as personal tutor to approx. 15 MSc students.
  • Keeping abreast of faculty innovations in educational practice and contributing to implementation of such changes as necessary (for example in technology enhanced learning and assessment and feedback).
  • Administration and Research (15%)
  • Specific duties and responsibilities in this area include:
  • To contribute to admin/other duties as directed.
  • To contribute to departmental research activities.
  • To contribute to a supportive, inclusive and collaborative departmental culture 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology or related area
  • PhD in a relevant subject
  • Experience of graduate or post-graduate teaching
  • Experience of graduate or post-graduate supervision
  • Commitment to student learning and student experience
  • High level of fluency in spoken and written English, academically
  • Capable of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Sympathetic to the needs and open to the opinions of graduate students currently studying within the higher education sector
  • Very good presentation and communication skills
  • Peer reviewed publications related to mental health
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in the organisation and administration around postgraduate teaching
  • Track record of successful research grant applications or attempts to obtain grant funding.
  • Experience of working in mental health settings 
  • About the Faculty (IoPPN) Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience: 

    https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn

    About the School of Academic Psychiatry:

    https://www.kcl.ac.uk/academic-psychiatry

    About the Department of Psychosis Studies:

    https://www.kcl.ac.uk/academic-psychiatry/about/departments/psychosis

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