Lecturer in Psychology (Occupational)

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Lecturer in Psychology (Occupational)

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Job Purpose

A Psychology Department Lecturer has the following core areas of responsibility:

·         Teaching on a range of psychology subjects as required

·         Creating and marking assessment materials

·         Supervising students’ dissertations

·         Contributing to curriculum development work, such as updating programme materials

·         Providing pastoral support and guidance to students and/or skills development coaching on relevant programmes and modules

·         Ensuring regulatory compliance with BPP systems and processes

·         Contributing to internal and external BPP marketing, business development, outreach and employability activities

Job Background

BPP Psychology Department sits within the BPP School of Health. The School of Health combines the academic excellence of a university with the real-life focus of a professional environment. At the Psychology Department we offer the BPS accredited MSc Psychology Conversion Programmes (campus-based and distance learning) since 2016 as well as deliver Professional Development courses.

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching on a range of psychology subjects as required

• Keep abreast of new developments in relevant areas of psychology and be a subject matter expert
• Keep abreast of relevant pedagogic methodologies, including undertaking training and development
• Attend regular practice area and module team meetings to ensure uniform delivery of modules in order to ensure successful progression of students within programmes and modules
• Prepare for teaching and teach in-classroom and online for specific programmes
• Strive to achieve the highest level of teaching feedback from students
• Work towards attainment of the level 7 PGCPHE or Fellowship of the HEA in accordance with BPP's learning and teaching strategy
• Draft relevant formative and summative assessment materials
• Record lectures and other learning materials
• Design seminar activities and learning materials for classroom and online teaching
• Assist with the smooth running of assessments
• Mark formative and summative assessments and give feedback in accordance with BPP policies
• Attend exam boards as required
Supervising students' dissertations
• Provide guidance to students working on dissertations
• Mark and provide feedback in accordance with BPP policies
Contributing to curriculum development work, such as updating programme materials
• Keep up to date with developments in psychology


School of Health - Psychology

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UK, London, London Waterloo

Candidate criteria

Candidate Criteria

• PhD in Psychology or near completion
• Experience in teaching psychology modules at University level
• Expertise in Applied/Social Psychology
• Ability to develop short CPD courses
• Ability to independently design teaching materials, Including lectures and seminars
• Ability to effectively plan, organise and prioritise workload
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Ability to work well in a team and be collaborative
• Excellent computer/IT skills
• Self-motivated
• Student-centric
• Ownership and accountability
• Team orientation

• A teaching qualification relevant to the discipline
• Practitioner experience relevant to the discipline
• Experience of delivering online teaching

Development Opportunities

The role of a Psychology Lecturer will develop your skills as a professional educator. You will be given the opportunity to acquire a level 7 teaching qualification, the PGCPHE. You will have regular appraisals with your line manager at which development opportunities will be discussed.

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30,000 -35,000