Kingston University

Kingston University

Associate Professor - Forensic Psychology

United Kingdom

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Associate Professor - Forensic Psychology


Faculty of Business and Social Sciences


School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

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  • We are looking for a highly motivated forensic psychologist to lead our very successful MSc in Forensic Psychology which has just received reaccreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS). We are seeking an individual who would be interested in contributing to teaching on the MSc and Co-leading our programme alongside taking responsibility for our sought-after placement opportunity in organisations associated with forensic psychology practice. This post represents an exciting opportunity to strengthen our forensic psychology offering as well as contributing to our teaching and research excellence. If you are a registered forensic psychologist with the HCPC and are an experienced practitioner and/or have experience in contributing to or leading an MSc Forensic Psychology programme we would encourage you to apply.

    We will expect the post holder to bring Practitioner expertise to the development of high-quality forensic placements, which are integral to the course and contribute to its popularity. The post holder will also support the research projects of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    The Person

    You will already hold a Professional Doctorate or PhD in the field of Forensic Psychology and have gained registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. You will have a recognised teaching or learning qualification If you haven't already achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition, we'll need you to do so before the end of your probation period.

    On a personal level, going above and beyond to deliver exceptional teaching and support to our students will be your core motivation. You will have evidence of working on research projects or contributions to a research group in Forensic Psychology. You will use your experience of working in Psychology to promote integrated professional practice across everything you do, imparting practical knowledge to students that they will take with them in their future careers.

    Constantly seeking to improve, you'll scrutinise your own work, build private and public sector networks, and work collaboratively to enhance the faculty's reputation in higher education and occupational circles.

    The Faculty

    The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences combines Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. Driven by a forward- thinking approach, the Faculty is dynamic, innovative and ambitious. We focus on business and social challenges that impact us all such as decision making, sustainable development and individual resilience.

    Together, the Schools strive to nurture socially responsible, well-informed and actively engaged members of society who graduate as adaptable, ambitious and solutions-focused professionals.

    Practical experience and real-life learning are at the heart of our degrees. Our graduates will be equipped with the skills to manage and navigate a world that needs employees to be digitally skilled and to have highly developed people management skills, emotional intelligence as well as innovative, entrepreneurial drive.

    Further information

    This is a part-time (22.20 hours per week), permanent position with a starting salary of £35,212.20 per annum (60% pro-rata to £58,687 per annum).

    Interviews are due to take place in-person on Thursday 18 January 2024.

    For any further queries relating to this role, please contact Professor Sabira Mannan, Head of Department of Psychology & Associate Professor.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

    Job details


    Associate Professor - Forensic Psychology


    Kingston University


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    January 08, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor



    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the university was renamed as Kingston University from Kingston Polytechnic.
    The institution has campuses in and around Kingston, United Kingdom. It also has a campus in Friars Avenue, London, and another campus at Crammer Terrace, London. Its Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston School of Art at Knight's Park and Roehampton Vale campus are linked together by the University's free inter-site bus service.

    Every campus is easy to reach as there are two mainline train stations, a network of bus routes, and major motorways. Also, both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports are easily reachable from the campus by both road and public transport. Within the university, there are four faculties that are Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Each faculty in the university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specific streams.

    Moreover, all these faculties undertake research in related areas of study. As per the December 2018 report published on the university's official website, it had 16,499 students out of which 3,158 were non-UK students. Each faculty has world class facilities. The Kingdom School of Art comprises world-class facilities, such as 3D materials workshop, digital media workshop, hackSpace, moving image workshop, photography workshop and printmaking studios. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing maintains various facilities, such as Scene of the Crime House, Learjet Lab and Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments.

    The university has a list of notable alumni. In the field of entertainment and film, the alumni of the university include actor Ben Barnes, American model, actress and journalist Angie Bowie, actress Jessie Cave, Hong Kong actor Sam Chan. In the field of arts, the alumni include artist and illustrator Eileen Aldridge, Turner Prize nominee artist Fiona Banner, photographer Richard Bryant, product designer James Irvine, product designer Jasper Morrison, and sculptor David Nash. In the field of fashion, the alumni of the university include Harper's Bazaar editor in chief and journalist Glenda Bailey, and fashion designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. In the field of architecture, there are David Chipperfield and Alexander Yusuf.

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