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Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£46,974 - £54,395 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week


This is a full time/fixed term opportunity until 30 April 2025

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 fourth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, in the top 70 universities globally for social impact, and first in Scotland for health and wellbeing, and reduced inequalities, for which we are also ranked 21st in the world (THE Impact Rankings, 2022). In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe (BIGGAR Economics, 2022).

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 a fixed-term Lecturer in 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. The majority of learning, teaching and assessment activities will take place on GCU’s Glasgow Campus.

Applicants should hold a doctoral qualification in psychology (or be near to completion), and be eligible for Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society. We particularly welcome applications from people who are HCPC Registered Psychologists and who are eligible for Chartership with the British Psychological Society.

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.


Successful candidates will also engage in high quality research, scholarly and/or enterprise activities that complement the work of the team, and link with the School of Health and Life Sciences’  Research Centre for Health. In this way, the successful candidates will help to develop the profile of the Department both nationally and internationally. The Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) in the School of Health & Life Sciences has an international reputation for delivering high impact research. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2021) 91% of GCU’s health related research has been formally classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. Moreover, the impact of GCU’s applied health research was classified as ‘outstanding’ and surpassed by only one other UK institution. The University's outstanding record for delivering impact for the common good against the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals was also highlighted in the recent THE Global Impact Rankings with GCU 1st in Scotland for SDG3, good health and wellbeing.

If you wish to know more about these opportunities, or for an informal discussion, please feel free to contact Professor Kerri McPherson on and/or Dr Kareena McAloney-Kocaman on

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 appointments will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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  • Scottish Living Wage
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