Assistant Professor

Full-time Part-Time Permanent University of Birmingham in Education and Training
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  • Post Date : January 6, 2022
  • Salary: £42,149.00 - £56,587.00 / Per Annum
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Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology – 97881 – Grade 8  (210002H8)






Position Details

School of Psychology

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £42,149 to £50,296, with potential progression once in post to £56,587

Grade 8

Full Time and Part time (from 0.4 FTE) will be considered.


Closing Date: 30th January 2022

Summary of Role

You will contribute to a range of education-related activities.  In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate academic citizenship, developing and maintaining mutually respectful and supportive working relationships with all staff and students, and ensuring the way you carry out your role impacts positively on how others carry out theirs.

You will contribute to the full range of placement-related, teaching and administration duties on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate as well as, where appropriate, other courses delivered by the School of Psychology.

The clinical tutor, placement-related, component of the role is likely to include: (1) liaison with external stakeholders (e.g., Trusts, non-NHS services, supervisors, managers) to assess and appraise the suitability of placements for trainees, (2) contributions to placement organisation and planning with local partners on an ongoing basis, (3) development, delivery and evaluation of supervisor training,  (4) appraising, reviewing and overseeing trainees’ clinical competences development as benchmarked against relevant professional and regulatory bodies, and (5) supporting the clinical placement activity of trainees, their more general placement experiences over the course of training, and the quality of placement provision.

The academic tutor role will weigh more heavily towards the teaching, module organisation, marking and research supervision aspects of the ClinPsyD programme. Additionally, all clinical tutor and academic tutor post-holders will take responsibility for developing and delivering specific aspects of training / teaching within the ClinPsyD to include the delivery of high-quality, research-intensive, inclusive teaching in their areas of specialty.

Teaching for both clinical and academic tutor roles is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the development, management, and leadership of module / sub-courses (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment at postgraduate level; (b) supervisor training / workshops; (c) enhancement of the student experience or employability; and (d) research supervision (academic tutor). The roles will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks, approaches and methods.

Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the school, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic and pastoral support.  You will deliver excellent teaching that inspires students and is informed by discipline-based research and current clinical practice.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions within the Centre for Applied Psychology/School by, for example, taking on a teaching-related administrative role (e.g., year tutor, organisation for professional mentors) and can also include leadership and management activity within the School. Such activity may also include making an important contribution to management/leadership (e.g., working groups) within the University, to include, for example, developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, schools outreach, or similar activities that are of manifest benefit to the Department/School level or further within the University.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
1.    You will contribute across the range of teaching and learning activities:
•    contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal;
•    develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are best practice in the subject area or institution;
•    advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment;
•    deliver (where appropriate to the discipline) specific professional programmes;
•    advance the practice of teaching in their modules and within the school, and play an important role in student academic support;
•    inform your teaching practice by discipline based research;
•    frequently update your subject expertise, and undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes;
•    you may play an important role in the recruitment and admission of students; and co-supervise doctoral students to completion.

2.    Using a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students, including (as appropriate):
•    teaching and examining courses at a range of levels;
•    planning and reviewing your own teaching approaches and encouraging others to do the same;
•    designing contemporary, inclusive, engaging and academically challenging curriculum content;
•    working collaboratively with colleagues to design and deliver teaching, learning and assessment;
•    using digital resources/environments effectively to support learning and assessment;
•    developing programme proposals and making substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely;
•    where appropriate, undertaking and developing the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining;
•    developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods;
•    developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement,  public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and which benefits the College and University;
•    devising and supervising projects, student dissertations and practical work.

To contribute to Departmental /School administration. This may include:
•    contributing to the administration/management of teaching across the Department/School;
•    where appropriate, leading and managing a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive);
•    advising on personal development of colleagues and students;
•    making a contribution to administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups);
•    managing enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities;
•    developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach;
•    promoting equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour.

Contributing to an inclusive working environment:
•    pursuing your activities in a way that helps others to pursue their activities effectively and efficiently;
•    demonstrating a willingness to be involved in a variety of activities supporting University life (e.g., participation in graduation, Departmental/School committees);
•    demonstrating support for colleagues, such as sharing resources, providing advice;
•    willingness to volunteer for one-off duties (such as supporting School, Institute, and Departmental projects);
•    positively engaging in School strategic initiatives;
•    proactive support and involvement in activities specifically contributing to a positive and inclusive community spirit across the School/College/University.

Person Specification
•    For Practitioner Psychologist applicants – a Professional Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or equivalent qualification.
•    For psychologist applicants – registration as a practitioner psychologist / clinical / counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
•    For CBT and Systemic and Family Therapy practitioner applicants – accreditation with the BABCP or AFT for CBT and systemic practice, respectively.
•    Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning for self and others.
•    Skills and experience working in a clinical/counselling/applied area as a qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or as a CBT or Systemic and Family Therapist.
•    High-level written communication skills.
•    High-level oral communication skills in both individual and group situations.
•    Skills and experience in research and / or research supervision.

•    Teaching experience at higher education level (or in professional practice) and scholarship within subject specialism.
•    Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes / workshops.
•    Experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate, inclusive, approaches to learning and teaching.
•    Skills in managing, motivating, supervising and mentoring others successfully at all levels, which should include, as appropriate to the professional background and training of the applicant, trainee clinical or counselling psychologists, CBT trainees and/or systemic and family therapy trainees.
•    Ability to support the integration of practice-based and academic learning.
•    Skills in partnership working with internal and external stakeholders for job area.

Management Administration
•    Ability to contribute to Programme/School /Departmental management processes.
•    Ability to assess and organise resources effectively.
•    Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
•    Experience of championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work area (e.g., clinical practice, teaching, supervision, research).
•    Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied.
•    Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action.

For enquiries about any of the opportunities: Dr Gary Law, Associate Professor and ClinPsyD Programme Director ( or Michelle Fisher, Clinical Director (

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment
We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working. 






Primary Location



 Academic Non-clinical






Job Posting

 24.12.2021, 12:00:00 AM

Grade (for job description) Grade 8

Salary (Pay Basis)


Maximum Salary


Advert Close Date

 30.01.2022, 11:59:00 PM

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