Lecturer in Counselling Psychology (0.5 FTE)

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Location: Glasgow
  • £42,036 to £48,677 per annum, 7
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: GCU00650


This is a part time (0.5FTE)/fixed term opportunity for 12 months

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our university mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The newly formed Department of Psychology, within the School of Health and Life Sciences is a dynamic and vibrant academic community with a strong track record of applied psychology provision that includes innovative teaching and learning, research, and knowledge transfer activities.

We are seeking to appoint a 0.5FTE Lecturer in Counselling Psychology (fixed term for 12 months) who will inspire learning and contribute to the enhancement of the student experience. The role holder will contribute to the delivery of learning, teaching and assessment across a range of applied psychology programmes. Particular focus is on the delivery of the DPsych suite of programmes, including the DPsych Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology and Sport & Exercise Psychology. The role holder will also be expected to engage in research and/or scholarly activity and to help develop the profile of the department in the UK and internationally.

We wish to complement our existing strengths within the team by appointing a fixed term 0.5FTE Lecturer who is flexible, adaptable and an excellent team worker. Applications are invited from experienced HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologists with knowledge and skills relevant to the delivery of our DPsych portfolio. The successful candidate will also hold, or be eligible for, Chartered membership of the British Psychological Society.

Prior experience of developing and delivering learning, teaching and assessment at postgraduate level is essential, as is experience of learning, teaching and assessment in Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology and/or Sport & Exercise Psychology. A higher education teaching qualification and/or Fellow status with the HEA is highly desirable. The Department of Psychology promotes innovation in learning and teaching and, therefore, we are keen to appoint an individual with experience of e-learning and on-line environments. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of strategically relevant publication output and/or income generation and/or applied psychology practice to complement the work of the team. It is expected that the successful candidate will be flexible with the ability to work independently and to use own initiative, while also contributing to the various programme and scholarly activity teams they will be part of. This is an exciting time to join the department and school, which have a vibrant research culture and a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning.

To be considered for interview applicants are to demonstrate a good understanding of current issues relevant to applied psychology training and how these impact on both the curriculum and the workforce. The successful candidate will show evidence of creativity in delivery of doctoral level learning particularly in the context of placement provision.

For an informal discussion or if you have specific questions regarding this role please contact Dr Kerri McPherson, Head of Department, at kerri.mcpherson@gcu.ac.uk T: +44 (0)141 331 8174.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The university offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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