Lecturer for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Purpose

To undertake a range of duties associated with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme teaching and associated administration as requested by the Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing (MHW) in order to contribute to the objectives of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Group and to achieve national/international excellence. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities
1.  To deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), in line with MHW teaching objectives at postgraduate level.


2.   To actively contribute to the development of appropriate teaching materials to ensure content and methods of delivery meet learning objectives.


3.   To participate fully in the assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.


4.   To supervise practical work advising on skills, methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge.


5.   To contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research led and scholarly approach to student learning.


6.   To supervise individual student projects and assist with difficulties, e.g. learning support/problems.


7.   To engage in professional development as appropriate and regularly update subject related knowledge base and apply (research) informed teaching methodology.


8.   To undertake departmental administrative duties as requested by the Head of MHW.


9.   To be familiar with subject-based pedagogy, undertake scholarship in the subject and where appropriate undertake limited research accordingly.


10.   To engage in professional development to remain current and ensure application of recent advances in knowledge to teaching.


11.   Provision of pastoral care to students.


12.  To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

A1   Undergraduate degree in Psychology (2:1 or 1st).

A2   PhD, DClinPsy or other relevant postgraduate qualification in Psychology.

A3   Chartered Psychologist, or eligibility for Chartered status.



B1  Registered with the HCPC

B2  University teaching qualification




C1   Ability to apply appropriate techniques to teaching.

C2   Motivation for teaching and the ability to engage in the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning.

C3   Excellent communication skills both orally and written.

C4   Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills.

C5   Time/project/budget management skills as appropriate.

C6   Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

C7   Ability to work with little supervision.

C8   Scientific creativity.

C9   Self-motivation.

C10   Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.

C11   Working knowledge of current issues in training in Clinical Psychology.



D1   Knowledge of curriculum and teaching/training methods relevant to Clinical Psychology.




E1   Relevant professional experience.

E2   Previous relevant teaching experience or equivalent at university undergraduate and/or postgraduate level (for example, in a university or in professional CPD capacities)
E3   Familiarity with course administration procedures.

E4   Proven track record in teaching.



F1   Teaching experience with Clinical Psychologists.

F2   Clinical experience in working in psychological services.

Job Features
Planning and Organising

Effective organisation skills to effectively manage time and prioritise as appropriate teaching and administrative duties.

Reactive - daily queries from MHW staff/students.

Plan and organise administrative duties on an ongoing basis.


Decision Making

Take decisions as appropriate in accordance with assessment processes, course content and committee advice.

Prioritise own work.

Experimental design.


Internal/External Relationships


Programme Director for exchanging information and learning and teaching strategy.

Staff/students to advise and motivate.

Trainee Clinical Psychologists for teaching and learning support.

Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.

Student support services to exchange information, refer/support students.


Interaction with academic colleagues in other Universities, to exchange ideas and information about teaching practice.


Problem Solving

Act as first point of contact for problems/enquiries from students in subject area.

Solve teaching problems, i.e. delivery of materials to mixed-ability groups, etc.
Assist students with issues relative to welfare.
Other Information

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing gender equality in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.  The Institute of Health and Wellbeing has achieved a Silver Award. Further information at http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/athenaswan/


The Institute of Health & Wellbeing supports the principle of flexible working and undertakes that all requests will be considered seriously.


The University of Glasgow is committed to promoting equality in all its activities and aims to provide a work, learning, research and teaching environment free from discrimination and unfair treatment.




Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum, pro rated to 21 hours per week, plus market supplement to match approximate remuneration for AfC Band 8a where appropriate.

Funding for the post is until 30 September 2023 and further funding is dependent on ongoing commissioning of the programme by NHS Education for Scotland.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
Probation Period
The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.
Information on the programme can be found on our website at:
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.
For informal enquiries and further information please contact Hamish McLeod, Programme Director, Hamish.McLeod@glasgow.ac.uk
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
Vacancy Ref : 018798, Closing Date : 8 October 2017
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