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Associate Lecturer in Psychology in Education

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Fixed term
32,817 - 40,322 a year
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Role Description


The Department of Education at the University of York is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Psychology in Education from 1st January 2022 for 12 months.


The post provides an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate who will contribute to teaching and supervision on the BPS-accredited BSc Psychology in Education, the MSc Psychology in Education and the MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education programmes. The Associate Lecturer will be a member of the Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC).

The post is suitable for an experienced tutor in psychology, education, or a related discipline who has established a track record of high quality teaching and who is also committed to excellence in teaching and supervision. The successful applicant will play a full part in the teaching, supervision and administration of the Department, and will join a collegial and supportive group of staff in the Psychology in Education Research Centre.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with knowledge of or prior experience in teaching in the field of individual differences / cognitive abilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

You must meet the following essential criteria:

  • Postgraduate degree in education, psychology or a related discipline or equivalent experience
  • An appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to work towards one
  • Detailed knowledge of research methods sufficient to develop teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • 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 contribute to the design of course material, content and new teaching approaches in the department
  • Ability to plan, manage, organise and assess own teaching contributions
  • Ability to communicate quantitative and qualitative research methods in a clear way
  • 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

The appointments will be from 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.  This is a full- time post available on a fixed term basis until 31st December 2022

Interview date:  to be confirmed

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Kathryn Asbury ( or Dr Umar Toseeb (

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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