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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology/Psychology and Criminology

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £35,326 to £50,296 Per Annum Pro Rata
Tenure:  Part time FTC for 12 months/22.2hours/Mon/Tue/Wed
Release Date:  Wednesday 10 November 2021
Closing Date:   Wednesday 01 December 2021
Reference:  HSW21-16

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role  

Come and join our brilliant and friendly team! As a result of maternity leave we are looking for a highly motivated lecturer to join us in delivering our exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We have a well-established and popular set of psychology programmes ranging from a foundation year right through to two professional doctorate awards. We benefit from superb purpose-built facilities in in a £30 million Science Centre, and we work across the region with a number of organisations and agencies.  Putting the students first is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience through exciting and innovative programmes and research and practice informed teaching at every level. 

Applications are sought from very enthusiastic, team-orientated, flexible individuals with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and presenting skills. We are looking for someone with expertise in forensic psychology, the application of psychology to the criminal justice system or psychology and criminology.  

As a member of a team delivering teaching on our undergraduate Psychology and courses we are looking for someone who is eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership the British Psychological Society. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in psychology (or be expecting the award imminently), and some recent experience of teaching and assessing is essential.  

Experience of course or module leadership or development would be welcomed, as would a teaching qualification (and/or Fellowship of the HEA).

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Melanie Hall: m.hall@staffs.ac.uk 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.                                                                                                       

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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