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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£43,434 - £50,296 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:


We have two full time/12 month maternity cover opportunities one starting in June 2022

and one starting in October 2022

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

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 are seeking to appoint two fixed-term (maternity cover) Lecturers in Applied Psychology who will contribute to the academic vibrancy of the Department.

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 the BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology and three BPS accredited/HCPC approved Doctorates in Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology and Sport & Exercise Psychology. We anticipate that the majority of learning, teaching and assessment activities will take place on GCU’s Glasgow Campus.

Thus, applicants should hold a doctoral qualification in psychology and be eligible for Chartership with the British Psychological Society. We recognise that applicants moving into higher education from other context (e.g., practice) may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post. In such instances they must outline their experience, skills and achievements in such a way as to demonstrate they meet, or have the potential to meet, the essential criteria.

Successful candidates will contribute to the delivery of innovative learning, teaching and assessment across the portfolio. Thus, we are seeking to appoint an energetic and inventive individuals with a forward thinking vision for applied psychology. For example, innovation in the practice of applied psychology, the open science and big data agendas in research, and/or learning technologies to support graduates in post-COVID-19 employment.

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 are keen to appoint an individual with experience of e-learning and on-line environments. A higher education teaching qualification and/or Fellow status with AdvanceHE is desirable. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to ensuring curricula are current and compliant with internal and external regulatory frameworks.






Successful candidates 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.

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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