As part of a major investment, the Department of Education seeks to appoint a total of three Lecturers (equivalent to Assistant Professor) and a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) from 1st August 2020 to contribute to research and teaching in the field of psychology in education, including in the area of mental health and wellbeing (MHWB). These vacancies are also advertised as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology in Education and your application will be considered for both posts.
The Department is one of the six founding departments of the University of York and has one of the largest graduate schools of education in the UK.
We are looking to appoint outstanding candidates who will carry out research in an area of MHWB or psychology applied to educational contexts, and contribute to teaching and supervision on the BPS-accredited BSc and MSc Psychology in Education programmes and a new MSc in Mental Health & Wellbeing in Education (MHWBE) launching in September 2020.
Your role will be to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects and to lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes. You will also be expected to design, develop and deliver teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, to carry out supervision and to undertake a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.
We are open to applicants from all fields of psychology (e.g., social, cognitive, developmental, research methods) applied to education settings and are also interested in candidates with research and/or a professional background in mental health and well-being (MHWB) in education (e.g., mental and emotional health in children or adolescents, mental health and well-being interventions in schools, trauma and resilience, counselling and therapy, psychopathology).
You will join a collegial and supportive group of staff in the Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC)http://www.york.ac.uk/education/research/perc/. The Department is proud to be recognised as one of the leading education departments in the country.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
Appointment to Senior Lecturer would be made primarily in relation to the experience and career stage of individual candidates. In addition to the above, candidates should be able to demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:
Please note that there are a total of three Lecturers (equivalent to Assistant Professor) and one Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) position available in the areas of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education and Psychology in Education (see Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology in Education) more broadly depending on the expertise of the successful candidates.
Interview date: To be confirmed
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Paul Wakeling, Head of Department ((email@example.com / +44 (0)1904 324329) or Professor Rob Klassen, Director of the Psychology in Education Research Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0)1904 324396).
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