University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Positive Psychology

United Kingdom

Closing in 17 days

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Positive Psychology

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£38,205 - £54,395 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • About the job

    Interview date: 28 June 2024

    The University of Northampton provision in Psychology is expanding, requiring new posts to support the portfolio. We are uniquely placed within our current undergraduate provision by having positive psychology modules embedded at each stage of the undergraduate journey. To support this delivery, we are seeking a suitably qualified individual with particular expertise in the area of Positive Psychology, although an ability to contribute across the Psychology undergraduate and postgraduate provision is an advantage.

    This is a full time, permanent post, although candidates wishing to work part- time will also be considered. The post will require you to undertake teaching, assessment, and related activities in the area of Psychology, with essential teaching provision, dissertation supervision and module leadership duties on our BPS accredited Psychology undergraduate awards and professional postgraduate courses. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in research and other interdisciplinary scholarly activities to enhance the impact and profile of the Faculty's outputs.

    We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

    About you

    You will have an educational background in Psychology or a closely related discipline, with expertise in Biological Psychology. A working knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods is essential. Previous experience of teaching in Further/Higher Education is a distinct advantage, as is evidence of high-quality doctoral supervision. You will ideally be Chartered and have experience of curriculum design and and a track record in research.

    A dedication to providing a personalised and supportive student learning experience is essential to the post. You will have well developed written and verbal communication, time management and organisational skills and an effective approach to completing tasks. Good IT skills, including competence in using visual learning environments and remote teaching platforms is essential.

    You should be a highly motivated individual, able to contribute to teaching, supervision, and module leadership. Some experience of teaching in the Higher Education sector is desirable. You should have a relevant PhD qualification or be within 12 months of the completion of your thesis.



  • A good Honors Degree qualification or equivalent in Psychology with eligibility for GBC with the British Psychological Society
  • Doctorate in Psychology or a closely related discipline, completed or within 12 months of completion
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale
  • Desirable;

  • Master's degree in psychology or a closely related discipline
  • Faculty of Health, Education and Society

    The Psychology and Sociology Subject Area at the University of Northampton is a large, collegiate, and supportive department with a strong culture of student focused teaching and high impact research. We deliver an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate awards and are in a period of growth. Our current portfolio consists of a suite of BPS accredited Undergraduate and Postgraduate conversion Psychology programmes, while our strengths at postgraduate level lie in the areas of Counselling, Children and Young People and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. We also deliver various programmes on Health Education England's Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative, as part of the Midlands IAPT Collaborative.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

    Job details


    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Positive Psychology


    University of Northampton


    United Kingdom


    May 02, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 16, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Based in Northampton, U.K., the University of Northampton is one of the leading public universities. In 1924, Northampton Technical College was established and with constant evolution, the University of Northampton was founded in 2005 after the amalgamation of a host of training colleges. In the same year, it gained research degree awarding powers as well as full university status. It is also amongst those few universities, which have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), apart from being the foremost university in the country to be awarded the title of 'Changemaker Campus' in the year 2012. Equipped with contemporary facilities, the university opened a new £330 million campus in 2018, named Waterside.

    The University of Northampton also offers conferencing and business facilities through different centers, namely The University of Northampton Innovation Centre, iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, Sunley Hotel, and Portfolio Innovation Centre. In addition, the university also offers accommodation facilities to the students. The university also takes pride in its Schools Engagement Team and Schools and Colleges Liaison Team, which regularly organize different activities to inspire and motivate youngsters. In April 2016, the university also joined hands with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation and Northamptonshire County Council in order to launch a new venture namely 'First for Wellbeing'.

    Located in the beautiful town of Northampton, which is well-known for historic sites and museums, teaching at the University of Northampton is taken care of by four faculties in total, namely Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Society, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Education and Humanities. presently, the university has around 14,000 students. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in diverse streams, apart from organizing different tutorials and seminars for the comprehensive development of the students. In addition, on an annual basis, over 1000 international students from more than 100 different countries enroll themselves with the University of Northampton for pursuing diverse courses.

    The undergraduate Joint Honours programs, as well as all undergraduate Business, Computing, and Engineering courses offer the possibility of a full year in a work placement. Many courses include volunteering opportunities, study trips, placements, internships, and exchanges as far afield as the USA, Sri Lanka, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Malawi, Nepal, Spain, France, Scandinavia, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan.

    The university has a notable list of alumni, some of which are Andrew Collins (broadcaster and writer), Dallas Campbell (stage actor and television presenter), Jane Garvey (radio presenters), Daniel Middleton (writer and YouTuber), Felippe Moraes (independent curator, visual artist, and art researcher), James D. Boys (academic and media consultant) and Will Alsop ( modernist architect).

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