Lecturer in Clinical Psychology - Teaching Focused

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Birmingham

Vacancy added: 29.08.2019

Employer: University of Birmingham

Resumes due: 30.09.2019


Lecturer in Clinical Psychology - Teaching Focused - 82074
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677, with potential progression once in post to £54,765 
Grade 8
Permanent/Part time - 0.4 FTE 
Closing Date: 30th September 2019


To contribute to the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and other postgraduate programmes in clinical psychology within the Centre for Applied Psychology. To develop and deliver postgraduate modules, deliver workshops on areas of expertise, assess a range of student work, supervise research of postgraduate students, and contribute to the management, leadership and enterprise activities of the school as appropriate.

Main Responsibilities

Teaching and Supervision

  • Assume delegated responsibility for the development, organisation, delivery, assessment and management of teaching within a designated course or module. This will include taking a lead role in the programme/ module review process.
  • Assume responsibility for a key role within the Centre for Applied Psychology, e.g., year tutor, admissions tutor, assessment tutor, module lead
  • Supervise the research activities of Masters and Doctoral level Clinical Psychology students.
  • Act as internal examiner for postgraduate students.
  • To facilitate and appraise the development of trainee clinical competence ensuring that it meets the requirements of the relevant professional and regulatory bodies.
  • Contribute to ensuring the provision of high quality teaching appropriate to the needs and demands of modern health and social care services


Continuing Professional Development

  • Take responsibility for own continuing professional development and scholarly activity, keeping up to date with developments in service delivery and clinical practice within own relevant specialty area in order to inform training initiatives
  • Engage with the training programmes and School appraisal and personal development plan process.



To contribute to School/Centre administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:

  • Contribute to the administration/management of teaching across the Centre/School
  • Lead  and manage  a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students
  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups).
  • Manage enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities that are of manifest benefit to the College and University.
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach. This may involve attendance of committees and working groups.


Scope of the Role

The post holder will contribute to the full range of teaching and administration on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and other postgraduate courses in clinical psychology delivered by the Centre for Applied Psychology.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment at postgraduate level; (b) research supervision; and (c) enhancement of the student experience or employability.  The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the school, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic support.  They should also deliver excellent teaching that inspires students, and is informed by discipline-based research and current clinical practice.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions within the Centre for Applied Psychology by, for example, taking on a teaching-related administrative role (e.g., assessment tutor, selection tutor or year tutor) and can also include contributions at a School level. It may also include making an important contribution to management/leadership (e.g. working groups) within the University.  This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities.


Person Specification 

Skills and Experience

  • A  Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent qualification
  • Must be registered or eligible for registration as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Extensive teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism.
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning.
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels.
  • Skills and experience in research and research supervision.
  • Skills and experience working in a clinical/applied area



  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching and advising colleagues
  • Ability to support the integration of practice based and academic learning.
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability



  • Ability to contribute to Centre/School management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.


Planning and Organising

  • Plan for and set teaching programme objectives over a number of years
  • Plan and manage own teaching courses at a range of levels (including design, delivery, assessment) as agreed with the Head of School.
  • Organise meetings/conferences/symposia as appropriate
  • Contribute to the administration/management of teaching across the School
  • Lead/ manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new module/programme or a recruitment drive) as appropriate


Decision Making

  • Develop learning and teaching approaches, including approach to mentoring
  • Develop programme proposals and decide what contributions to make to the design of teaching programmes
  • Develop knowledge in specialist area
  • Contribute to School/Departmental management processes as required


Internal/External Relationships

  • Contribute to policies and procedures concerning the selection of students under the guidance of the Programme Leads.
  • Act as external examiner for other applied courses
  • Maintain contact (including membership of) appropriate professional bodies
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of high quality clinical psychology and other applied training through attendance at relevant committees and meetings as required.


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