The University of Wolverhampton

Lecturer in Psychology

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
Contract Type
Advert Status
35,844 - 42,793 pa
Closing Date
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Temporary post commencing 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022


We are seeking to recruit a new lecturer to a fixed term 1-year full time contract. Psychology provision at the university of Wolverhampton is expanding with the launch of a suite of online MSc courses. We are therefore seeking to recruit an individual who can teach a broad range of the BPS core modules with a specific focus on Forensic Psychology. As well as having a PhD/ Prof Doc in Psychology we are seeking individuals with experience of delivering high quality teaching and support for students, as well as a developing track record for research dissemination. The teaching role will comprise of online only teaching and blended learning for our campus taught programs. You will be supporting students in their academic career through personal tutoring as well as supervising UG and PG dissertation projects. There may also be opportunities to supervise PhD/ Prof Doc students. 


The Department of Psychology is diverse with nearly 40 academic members of staff, over 550 UG students, 20 PhD students and 68 Prof Doc Students. The team have a strong student focus with high quality blended learning, applied curriculum and career focused assessments. They support four BSc BPS Psychology programs (Psychology (with foundation year), Psychology, Psychology with Counselling and Psychology (Criminal Behaviours)), three on campus MSc Psychology programs (Cyberpsychology, Forensic and Investigative Psychology and Occupational Psychology). We have a long running accredited Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and three online only MSc courses launching in April 2021. Our courses have received commendations for their diverse and authentic assessments and teaching of research methods. We are currently revalidating all our UG courses with a greater employability and applied agenda.  


Alongside teaching, the team have a strong research focus with four active research clusters and supportive mentors. We offer regular research related CPD and support staff as they develop their research career and external engagement. The team environment is supportive and collegiate with an emphasis on balance, transparency, and wellbeing amongst all staff.  


The post will commence in September 2021. Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity should be directed to the Head of Department (curriculum) Dr Rosalyn Collings:  

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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