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Associate Lecturer in Psychology

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Psychology is seeking to recruit an Associate Lecturer on a 2-year fixed-term basis to support all aspects of teaching and learning in the Department. 


The main purpose of this role is to support teaching on the Department’s undergraduate programmes in Psychology as well as contribute to marking, supervise students and provide advice on study skills and learning problems.

You should have postgraduate training in Psychology, experience of supervising students, of tutoring undergraduates in psychology, and of delivering lectures. Additionally, knowledge of issues related to teaching in higher education, such as assessment and feedback, are desirable. You will have a collaborative work ethos, but also be able to work independently and prioritise your own workload. 

Key requirements 

  • A PhD in Psychology, completed or nearing completion.
  • Detailed knowledge in an area of Psychology relevant to the Department.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Ability to design and deliver teaching material either across a range of modules or within a subject area.
  • Ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems.
  • Ability to manage and deliver own teaching.
  • Ability to plan, manage, organise and assess own teaching contributions.
  • Experience in teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and/ or postgraduate level or in an evidenced similar context.
  • Experience of using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students.
  • Evidence of successful planning and designing teaching material.

Informal discussions can be held with the Head of Department, Professor Mike Burton (, +44 (0)1904 32 3140) or with the Chair of the Board of Studies, Dr Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer (, +44 (0)1904 322885).

Starting salary will be within the range £31,604 - £38,832 a year, the post is full time (37 hours a week) and is available on a fixed term basis for 2 years.


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