Lecturer in Psychology (Teaching and Scholarship)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7254288 (Ref.No. MHPSY1129)
Posted: June 12, 2024

Job Description

School of Psychology

As a Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Psychology, your role will be to support the School to transform the educational experience of its students, ensuring that, regardless of their background, all develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed and make a positive impact in the world.  You will bring and embrace innovative and evidence-informed approaches to teaching and learning that will deliver inclusive, active and digitally enhanced experiences to all our students.  

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with disciplinary expertise in Psychology with knowledge, experience and creativity to specialize in innovative modes of course delivery, assessment, curriculum design, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). With the ability to collaborate effectively and to motivate and inspire learners, you will become a valued academic member of the School of Psychology,  where you will support innovation in our taught programs and help introduce new forms of teaching and learning.  

The School of Psychology at Leeds is a dynamic, research-based learning environment marked by excellence, innovation and partnership. We aim to provide a vibrant, proactive learning community dedicated to making a contribution to society. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join an expanding team of dedicated student focussed Psychology lecturers.  

You will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. You will also work with colleagues to support them in the introduction of innovative curriculum design and delivery, utilizing interactive teaching methods, inclusive and authentic learning and assessment, and transdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of major themes, such as sustainability. The role also has a significant scholarly commitment, with individuals engaging in scholarly work on teaching and learning that is in line with their discipline(s). 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Richard Harris, Director of Student Education

Additional Information

Working at Leeds 

As a Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Psychology, your role will be to support the School to transform the educational experience of its students, ensuring that, regardless of their background, all develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed and make a positive impact in the world.  You will bring and embrace innovative and evidence-informed approaches to teaching and learning that will deliver inclusive, active and digitally enhanced experiences to all our students.  

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with disciplinary expertise in Psychology with knowledge, experience and creativity to specialize in innovative modes of course delivery, assessment, curriculum design, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). With the ability to collaborate effectively and to motivate and inspire learners, you will become a valued academic member of the School of Psychology,  where you will support innovation in our taught programs and help introduce new forms of teaching and learning.  

The School of Psychology at Leeds is a dynamic, research-based learning environment marked by excellence, innovation and partnership. We aim to provide a vibrant, proactive learning community dedicated to making a contribution to society. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join an expanding team of dedicated student focussed Psychology lecturers.  

You will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. You will also work with colleagues to support them in the introduction of innovative curriculum design and delivery, utilizing interactive teaching methods, inclusive and authentic learning and assessment, and transdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of major themes, such as sustainability. The role also has a significant scholarly commitment, with individuals engaging in scholarly work on teaching and learning that is in line with their discipline(s). 

Dr Richard Harris, Director of Student Education

Email: [email protected]  

We are a campus based community and regular interaction with campus is an expectation of all roles in line with academic and service needs and the requirements of the role.  We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Leeds area visit our Working at Leeds information page. 

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education.  Within the School of Psychology we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black and Asian people, those who belong to a minority ethnic community; those who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. 

Information for disabled candidates, impairments or health conditions, including requesting alternative formats, can be found on our Accessibility information page or by getting in touch with us at [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Psychology
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £45,585 to £54,395 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 11 June 2024
Closing Date:  Wednesday 03 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MHPSY1129


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.