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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£43,434 - £50,296 per year pro rata
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Part Time
17.5 hours per week
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Please note this is a part-time (0.5fte)  17.5 hrs per week, open-ended opportunity

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Department of Psychology is a dynamic and vibrant academic community with a strong track record of applied psychology provision that includes innovative teaching and learning, scholarly activity, research, practice and knowledge transfer activities. We were rated as top in Scotland for student satisfaction in the recent 2021 National Student Survey for undergraduate psychology programmes. To support our continuing development, we are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Applied Psychology who will contribute to the academic vibrancy of the Department.

We are particularly interested in candidates who can enhance our reputation in Counselling Psychology. Thus, applicants should be HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologists, hold a doctoral qualification in psychology and be eligible for Chartership with the British Psychological Society. We welcome applications from people who currently work in practice and people who wish to have a career that combines education and practice. We recognise that applicants moving into higher education from other contexts (e.g., practice) may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post. In such instances they should outline how their experience, skills and achievements demonstrate they meet, or have the potential to meet, the essential criteria in the role profile.

Lecturers are expected to inspire learning and contribute to the enhancement of the student experience across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These include three BPS accredited/HCPC approved Doctorates in Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology and Sport & Exercise Psychology, the BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and the MSc Forensic Psychology.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of innovative learning, teaching and assessment across the portfolio. Thus, we are seeking to appoint an energetic and inventive individual with a forward thinking vision for applied psychology. For example, innovation in the of practice of applied psychology.

Prior experience of supporting psychology student learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and/or practice settings is essential. The Department of Psychology promotes innovation in learning and teaching and, therefore, we will support the successful candidate to develop knowledge and skills in e-learning and on-line environments and to gain a higher education teaching qualification and/or Fellow status with AdvanceHE. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to ensuring curricula are current and compliant with internal and external regulatory frameworks.

The successful candidate will also engage in high quality research, scholarly and/or enterprise activities that complement the work of the team, and to help develop the profile of the Department in the UK and internationally. This will require flexibility and the ability to work independently, while also contributing in a positive way to the various programme and scholarly activity teams in the Department, School and University.

We would be happy to have informal discussions about the post with interested individuals ahead of application. If you would like to discuss this role please contact Dr Kerri McPherson (Head of Department of Psychology) at or Dr Jacqui McKechnie (Deputy Head of Department) at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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