Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology – School of Psychology – 98248 – Grade 8/9

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Main Duties

Lecturer

Research
To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques.  This may include, where appropriate to the discipline:
•    Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
•    Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
•    Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff
•    Present findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings
•    Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued
•    Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
•    Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline
•    Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
•    Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.

Learning and Teaching
To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students.  Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:
•    Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
•    Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
•    Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate
•    Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work, contributing to the final award – as a mark or as credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations.
•    Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
•    Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
•    Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods
•    Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement,  public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and University
•    Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work

Management/Administration
To contribute to Departmental/School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:
•    Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School
•    Lead  and manage  a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
•    Advise on personal development of colleagues and students
•    Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)
•    Manage enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and University
•    Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach
•    Actively manages equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour

Senior Lecturer

Research
To pursue sustained research activity through original research and scholarship, including other research-related contributions through conference papers and presentations and/or consultancy projects and advice.  Where appropriate for the discipline, this may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below:
•    Make a major contribution to the management of research activities
•    Lead successful funding bids which develop and sustain research support for the specialist area (in disciplines where this is possible)
•    Publish leading research that results in a sustained, highly respected reputation of international quality in the subject area and/or designing and developing innovative underpinning technologies
•    Provide expert advice internally and externally
•    Provide leadership of research that contributes to the progression of the discipline (in disciplines where this is possible)
•    Referee and peer review articles for peer reviewed academic journals and grant applications by research councils and/or other major funding bodies
•    Lead sustained high value impact activity in knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement)  that is of manifest benefit to the College and University, and: a) makes a significant contribution to policy development at a national and international level; and/or b) involves development of industrial links and comparable networks and initiatives.

In addition, research responsibilities will include some but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 listed below:
•    Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
•    Manage research activities and/or supervise other research staff
•    Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued

Learning and Teaching
To contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis in learning and teaching.  Where appropriate for the discipline, this may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below:
•    Lead the development of new and appropriate approaches to learning and teaching.  This may be underpinned by research and evaluation of teaching methods and systems.
•    Act as adviser for teaching and learning methods through excellent practice and mentoring other colleagues
•    Lead the design and/or co-ordination of programmes or equivalent activities across the School or Department
•    Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy, methods and standards,  more widely than the School
•    Contribute to debate nationally about policy, methods and practices through publications, conference activity and roles that advance quality in the discipline
•    Lead the development and management of assessment strategies within the School/Department
•    Lead substantial and sustained high value impact activity in knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) that enhances the student experience and/or employability and is of manifest benefit to learning and teaching in the College and the University.  This may include the development of industrial links and comparable networks and initiatives.

In addition, the learning and teaching responsibilities will include some but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 level listed below:
•    Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
•    Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
•    Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate
•    Undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining
•    Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
•    Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
•    Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods

 

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