Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Lecturer in Psychology (Maternity Cover)

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Lecturer in Psychology (Maternity Cover)

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£44,263 - £56,021 per annum


Excellent Benefits Package

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Full Time



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Edinburgh Napier University are delighted to be recognised as the #1 Modern University in Scotland (THE World University Rankings 2023), the #1 University in Edinburgh for student satisfaction (NSS 2020 - 2023), a top 10 UK Modern University (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023), and the top Scottish Modern University for research power and impact (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

Our School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of the educational provision we offer, the employability of our graduates and the international reputation and partnerships we have.

The Psychology department has significant modern laboratory and research facilities to support the group's teaching and interdisciplinary research activities, including the Centre for Mind and Creativity Research, and Migration and Mobility Research Network.

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Lecturer in Psychology to join us and support the subject group with teaching requirements for a period of maternity cover for 12 months.

The Role:

As Lecturer in Psychology, you will have the opportunity to join our vibrant Psychology team and take responsibility for delivering teaching and student- centred learning, underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice within your assigned areas of responsibility.

You will be in an excellent position to bring your disciplinary expertise to our thriving teaching and research culture, in turn contributing to our current undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

These will include contributions to our undergraduate BPS accredited Psychology and Psychology with Sociology programmes, with the potential to contribute to our BPS accredited MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology, and our MSc in Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

As a multidisciplinary school with an excellent record in applied research and teaching, we will support you to go beyond traditional boundaries, working with others internally, across the wider university, and externally to foster an inter-professional, collaborative approach to educational delivery from the outset.

Further to this, you will find yourself making a profound and positive impact on the experience of our students as you use your initiative, creativity and judgement in applying appropriate approaches to teaching and learning support and scholarly activities.

What we will need from you:

We will look for demonstrable evidence of teaching expertise in Psychology and we would be keen to receive applications from candidates that complement or enhance the expertise of our team.

You will also need:

  • A Doctoral level qualification in a relevant Psychology discipline
  • Evidence of a professional academic profile that is commensurate with the stage of your career alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Evidence of experience developing high quality teaching/learning and research programmes and have experience of research-informed teaching.
  • Evidence of teaching and learning enhancement initiatives you have developed or been involved in which will directly support the University Strategy of enhancing student experience and increasing graduate employability.
  • For a full role profile and comprehensive list of duties please click here.

    Benefits we offer:

    Minimum of 46 days annual leave, contributory pension of 26%, flexible working and professional development opportunities. Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

    Additional information:

    Salary: Grade 6 - £44,263 - £56,021 (dependent on experience)

    Contract: Fixed-Term – 12 months

    Hours: Full Time – 35 hours per week

    The University holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here . We are a flexible Employer.

    Job details


    Lecturer in Psychology (Maternity Cover)


    Edinburgh Napier University


    United Kingdom


    April 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 26, 2024

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    About the employer

    Established in 1964, the Edinburgh Napier University is a publically-owned institution for higher education in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded as Napier Technical College, the institution started operating with 800 students enrolled for courses like cabinet making, chemistry, engineering, and boat building.

    It was granted the university status in the year 1992 as Napier University. Institution's name was changed four times before it finally adopted the current title in 2009. Named after John Napier, the designer of the decimal point and logarithms, the university is affiliated to MillionPlus.

    The university has three campuses: Sighthill, Merchiston, and Craiglockhart. The Sighthill Campus serves more than 5,000 students and staff of the Schools of Applied Sciences and Health & Social Care. Facilities include life-like hospital wards, a clinical skills suite, sports science labs and [EN]GAGE sports center. The Craiglockhart Campus houses the law and business schools and buildings of Craiglockhart Hydropathic Hospital. It also incorporates an extensive library, two lecture auditoria, language, and multimedia labs.

    University's third campus in Merchiston is home to the Schools of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, Arts and Creative Industries. It also includes a 500-seater Computing Centre, a computer games lab, a newsroom, TV and radio studios, and State-of-the-art music studios. The university library renders a wealth of printed and digital resources for teaching, learning, and research. The residences are close to entertainment hubs, shopping complexes, and recreational centers. Also, they are well-connected to university campuses via public transport.

    The university has nearly 19,500 students studying with Edinburgh Napier across our three campuses in Edinburgh and through transnational education overseas. There are around 3,500 international students from 140 countries at the university. The academic structure of the university is divided into six specialist schools and Institutes of Research and Innovation. The university offers a plethora of programs in accounting, education, law, arts, applied sciences, engineering, business, tourism, management, health, social service, and computer science. It also extends a range of courses in creative studies such as graphic design, music, communication, publishing, filming, acting, and product design. Students can pursue different degree programs on-campus or online.

    Edinburgh Napier has academic partnerships with several universities in China, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and other countries of the world. These partnerships facilitate students and faculty exchange programs for enhanced learning and international exposure.

    The university maintains a comprehensive list of its alumni and takes pride in honoring their accomplishments. Notable names in the list are Shehzad Afzal (Screenwriter and Film Director), Alan Fisher (Al Jazeera's Senior Correspondent), Neil McIntosh (BBC Online's Managing Editor), Jim White (News Presenter), Kaberi Gain (Author), Jamie Mayer (Former Rugby Player), Jayne Baxter (Scottish Politician), Neil Poulton (Scottish Industrial Designer), Moray Callum (Automobile Designer), Tavish Scott (Scottish Politician), Kyle Traynor (Scottish Rugby Player), Catriona Shearer (Journalist), Amanda Hamilton (Entrepreneur and Broadcaster), Alex Salmond (Scottish Politician), El Mafrex ( Lyricist and Singer) and David Hamilton (Australian Tenor).

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