University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry

United Kingdom

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Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry in the School of Health & Wellbeing. This is a fixed term (up to 6 years or up until six months after obtaining CCT, whichever is soonest). You will hold a MRCPsych (UK) or equivalent and will have completed general professional training in Psychiatry. You may already hold a higher research degree (MD/PhD). If you do not possess a higher degree, you will be supported in developing an appropriate project, pursuing any necessary funding, and executing research suitable for submission of a post-graduate degree. You may be appointed without a higher research degree, although progression would be dependent upon you successfully pursuing this qualification in the first year of the post.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the level of Specialist/Specialty Registrar and will enter the West of Scotland Higher Specialty Training Programme in Psychiatry. You must already have a national training number at the time of taking up the post.

The post will be based within Mental Health and Wellbeing within the new School of Health and Wellbeing (SHW) Clarice Pears building. For training and research purposes rotation to other clinical units or departments may be required. Clinical training in psychiatry will be a major focus of the Lectureship in order to ensure you can successfully complete your CCT.

Job Purpose

The academic aim of the Lectureship would be to allow research development to support intermediate fellowship applications by the end of the lectureship and eventual growth to an independent academic career.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


The appointee will have an established interest in research, with a record of achievement in an area related to the existing interests within Mental Health and Wellbeing (such as suicide prevention, trauma-associated disorders, complex interventions, epidemiology, clinical neuroscience, psychosis, and recovery) and will be expected to make a contribution to the research and teaching work of the School of Health and Wellbeing. The appointee will be expected to develop a programme of research under the supervision of an established research/teaching leader within the school, with the intention of completing a higher degree and developing an academic career. There are extensive laboratory and clinical facilities for research, as well as access to large datasets, within the school and fruitful collaborations with other Schools in the College of MVLS, and related Schools within the University of Glasgow. The successful candidate will be expected to have already or to register for a higher degree (MD/PhD).


While the main focus of the applicant is research, teaching will represent an important component of the post. It is expected that the Lecturer will contribute to delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities which could include contributing to design and delivery of the current intercalated psychological medicine degree programme, student selected components (SSCs) in psychiatry, exam question design, marking and participation in OSCEs.

Administrative Duties

There are no official administrative duties written into this post, however the successful appointee may be asked to take on a role of responsibility within the Section.

Clinical Duties

The successful appointee will join the relevant Psychiatry rotation in Scotland. To allow an on-going 40% research commitment, as many parts of the rotation as possible will be organised to be completed in Glasgow. However, there are fixed components of the training that cannot be completed on site and this should be understood by the appointee and by those involved in training. The purpose of a Clinical Lectureship is to ensure that candidates acquire a CCT, and appropriate clinical training opportunities will be arranged to ensure that this can occur within the duration of the Lectureship. Responsibilities, including on call duties and specialty training will be arranged as necessary depending on the appointee's current training and needs in conjunction with the Training Programme Director and local clinical and educational supervisors.

Clinical academic training will be the focus of the post with a 60:40 split between clinical and academic activity. The allocation of research and clinical time is flexible and various patterns of working are possible to suit differing research and clinical requirements e.g. it may also be possible to organise research blocks of several weeks or months at a time. Applications will be welcome from trainees who are working less than full time, and the job plan will be adapted to suit such trainees.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge, Qualifications


A1. MBChB or equivalent and full registration with General Medical Council.

A2. MRCPsych (UK) or equivalent.

A3. Completed general professional training in psychiatry.

A4. Applicants must already have a national training number in psychiatry at the time of taking up the post.


B1. BMedSci, BSc or equivalent intercalated degree in medicine or related subject.

B2. MD or PhD awarded or submitted.



C1. At least 2 years clinical experience in psychiatry following completion of FY2.

C2. Clinical or relevant laboratory research experience.


D1. An interest in complex psychiatric disorders.

D2. An interest in teaching and learning in medicine.

D3. Evidence of publication or experience in writing.

D4. Previous oral presentations or posters.

D5. Previous involvement in clinical or laboratory research.

Special Aptitudes and Ability


E1. Self-motivation and the ability to work independently.

E2. Good organisational and IT skills.

E3. Ability to manage research projects.

E4. Ability to work towards the Institute, College and University objectives.

E5. Excellent communication skills with all stakeholders in research.


F1. Evidence of distinction in career to date e.g. prizes, awards, bursaries.

Interpersonal Skills


G1. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to get on well with colleagues but also strong ambitions in the field.


H1. Approachable manner.

H2. Capacity for originality and innovation.

H3. Experience of teaching and/or mentoring junior colleagues and undergraduates.

Special Factors


J1. Teamwork and interactive skills.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be on the Clinical Academic scale £43,504 - £64,461 per annum

The post will carry an additional entitlement depending on on-call responsibilities. This banding payment is paid under a separate arrangement with the NHS for which the University acts as paymaster only.

This post is full time and fixed term for up to 6 years.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme

The post for which you are applying is considered registered work in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups PVG Scheme member prior to appointment. This check is necessary to ensure that the University of Glasgow fulfils its legal duties under the Act. If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Please note it is a criminal offence to apply for a child care position if you are on the Disqualified From Working with Children List.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

For informal enquiries, please contact: Dr Filippo Queirazza, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 133528, Closing Date: 02 January 2024.

Vacancy Ref : 133528 Close Date : 02-Jan-2024 23:45

Job details


Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry


University of Glassgow


United Kingdom


November 17, 2023

Application deadline

January 02, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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