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Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Strand, ENGLAND

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with growing educational and/or clinical/research expertise in Health Psychology to join the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London (KCL). This is a 0.6 FTE post (3 days per week) within the Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, at Guy’s Campus.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute specialist teaching and research supervision on our accredited MSc Health Psychology programme, including the coordination and set-up of our applied placements, as well as contributing to teaching across other programmes such as undergraduate research supervision. The role includes leading the applied placements module and marking responsibilities.

Depending on the successful applicants’ research experience and record, the appointment could be made on either the Education and Research (E&R) or Academic Education Pathway (AEP).

The successful applicant will have experience of teaching health psychology related topics to students. The post holder should ideally have, or be eligible for, fellowship with the higher education academy (FHEA). Experience of doctoral supervision is desirable, as is registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and evidence of success in obtaining research grant funding would be advantageous.

For appointment on the E&R pathway, the post-holder would be expected to have a solid publication record. They would need evidence that they can develop a programme of grant-funded research as Principal Investigator and provide expert input as Co-investigator on other relevant projects as well publishing outputs of international standing.

A successful applicant who has an active clinical NHS role, a professional qualification in Practitioner Psychology (DClinPsy or equivalent), post qualification clinical experience and registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC may request appointment on the Clinical Lecturer payscale.  The post would dovetail well with a 0.4 FTE (2 days per week) clinical post, and we may be able to facilitate the applicant exploring options across our King’s Health Partner Trusts.

At King’s we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a part-time post - 60% full time equivalent (3 days a week)


Education (AEP and E&R): 

  • Contribute specialist teaching and research supervision on our accredited MSc Health Psychology programme, including the coordination of applied placements.  
  • Design teaching materials using appropriate teaching, learning support, and assessment methods 
  • Contribute, where relevant, to other teaching programmes offered by the Psychology department, and wider University 
  • Act as a personal tutor to Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate students. 
  • Supervise student research projects and, where appropriate, placements 
  • Undertake supervision of doctoral students, and where possible support studentship applications. 
  • Undertake or update professional skills as appropriate and relevant in support of teaching excellence 

Research (E&R): 

  • Undertake nationally and internationally leading research, primarily in the area of health psychology/ clinical heath psychology which complements the current work of Health Psychology Section and wider Department 
  • Develop a consistently high-level output of publications, presentations, and reports, disseminating research and service evaluation findings 
  •  Attract external funding to support both individual and collaborative-led research 
  • Engage in multidisciplinary research in collaboration with other research groups in the Department, IoPPN and across the KCL Health Schools 
  • Supervise research staff at KCL to ensure their effective development  

Additional responsibilities (AEP and E&R): 

  • Sit on appropriate departmental and IoPPN committees, as required, and contribute to the academic community  
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Line Manager and/or Head of Department. 
  • Adhere to KCL guidelines and encourage best practice in diversity and inclusion 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Essential criteria (E&R and AEP unless marked E&R)  

1.       PhD in Health Psychology or related discipline  

2.       Understanding of the Higher Education environment

3.       Doctoral level skills in research design, quantitative and/or qualitative research methods relevant for field, including complex statistical analysis 

4.       Experience as a Practitioner psychologist in public health, clinical, industry or related settings  

5.       Ability to develop and write competitive funding applications to a range of research organisations including UKRI and NIHR (E&R)  

6.       Ability to undertake early career research that is likely to produce nationally and internationally excellent scientific outputs (E&R). 

7.       Ability to successfully supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students to completion 

8.       Evidence of a strong doctoral level research record, including a peer-reviewed publications 

9.       Experience of delivering teaching, in applied health psychology or a related area, to Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate students  

10.     A professional qualification in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy or equivalent), post qualification clinical experience and registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC is required for the Clinical Psychologist payscale. Clinical payscale will only be relevant to those with a clinical NHS post.  

Desirable criteria (E&R and AEP unless marked E&R)

  • Registered (or eligible to register) as Practitioner Psychologists with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)  
  • Fellow (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (or equivalent) or eligible for membership
  • Experience of designing course curriculum, content and assessments
  • Experience of providing quality student feedback
  • Experience of supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate research and placement students  
  • Ability to engage with students in both in-person and online teaching environments  
  • Ability to successfully supervise doctoral level research students to completion
  • Ability to disseminate own work beyond academia (E&R) 
  • Experience of attracting research grant funding (E&R) 
  • Responsible to Head of Department and the Head of the Health Psychology Section  

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