Cardiff School of Social Sciences was rated as amongst the tope five social science departments in the UK in the last RAE. It wishes to invite applications for a Lectureship in Social Sciences (Psychology). This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of psychologists committed to the exploration of the interdisciplinary context of psychology in the social sciences, with particular emphasis on critical and qualitative approaches in psychology. We particularly welcome applicants with an interest in one or more of the following areas: children and childhood, psychology of education, teaching and learning, professional practice, work and oreganisations, disability and special needs, psychological approaches in criminology. Applicants willll be eligible for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.
Fixed-term for 3 years
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2012
Salary: £30122 - £35938
Main Function of Post
To deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. To contribute to the research record of the school through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality publications.
You will carry out your duties in a developing capacity with the assistance of a mentor.
To conduct lectures and tutorials and contribute to other teaching and learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
To use initiative, creativity and judgement in planning and managing own teaching workload, developing own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance.
To design teaching programmes for courses and contribute to module development as apart of a module team or independently with the assistance of a mentor if required
To contribute to collaborative decision-making with colleagues on academic content, module reviews and the assessment of student work.
To develop skills in assessment methods and in providing constructive feedback to students.
To undertake work associated with examinations such as setting and marking papers.
To work with colleagues to identify the learning needs of students and define appropriate learningobjectives.
To supervise undergraduate or Masters dissertations when required.
To supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and help them with learning problems.
To engage in research and publication with guidance, moving towards a REF returnable standard.
To develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or joint research including research funding proposals, if appropriate and with the assistance of a mentor.
To present conference/seminar papers at a local, national and international level.
To regularly participate in School research activity.
To continually update knowledge forunderstanding in the field or specialism.
To take responsibility for the pastoral care of students within own work area and to act as a personal tutor.
To undertake administrative duties within the School.
To participate and develop external networks eg facilitate outreach work, obtain consultancy projects, secure student placements.
To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance in the role of Lecturer.
To ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties.
To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate. To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Policies and Procedures and to co-operate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer.
To perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.
Staff appointed to contracts on Grade 6 within the Teaching and Research and Teaching and Scholarship career pathways, with a substantial role in supporting learning and teaching, will be subject to the successful completion of a three year probation period, guided by a probation manager and of Modules 1, 2 and 3 of PCUTL with the support of a mentor. The role will be carried out in a developing capacity and the successful completion of a three year probationary period will result in advancement of the substantive grade (Lecturer Grade 7
quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. To contribute to the research record of the school through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality publications.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex information clearly and confidently to others using a range of media.
Effective teaching skills with the ability to deliver high quality lectures and tutorials, develop own teaching materials and methods and meet defined learning objectives at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Evidence of the ability to provide a definitive srource of expertise relating to key issues and debates in social, cultural and developmental psychology.
Specialist knowledge of and demonstrated interest in social research methods, including psycho-social approaches.
Evidence of the ability to develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or joint research and to demonstrate the potential and commitment to publish work of a high quality.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to make appropriate decisions on academic content of courses and research activity.
The ability to provide appropriate support to students, apppreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor.
PhD (or about to obtain) in a
social science discipline,
or other relevant equivalent experience.
Qualifications recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for graduate registration.
Expertise that could be utilised in teaching in one or more of the following areas are especially welcomed:
Children and Childhood
Psychology of Education
Teaching and Learning
Work and Organisations
Disability and Special Needs
Psychological Approaches to Criminology
The Cardiff School of Social Sciences is an inter-disciplinary centre of teaching and research. With strong links with industry and medicine, it seeks to lead on public and policy debates at international, national, and local levels and is renowned for its innovative scholarship across the social sciences and beyond.
Over 160 staff (including 29 professors and 54 researchers) are involved in a substantial programme of research - both fundamental and strategic - funded by the ESRC, charitable foundations, the European Union, Central Government departments and agencies and voluntary associations. Since its creation in 2000, the School has received over 18 million pounds for funded research. Cardiff is in the top ten of universities receiving research and training funds from the ESRC.
Currently the School has seven major funded centres: the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Research on Genomics (CESAGen); the Cardiff Institute for Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE); the Seafarers’ International Research Centre (SIRC) and the ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) are all well established. In 2007 the Universities’ Police Studies Institute (UPSI) was established based on a collaboration between South Wales Police, Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan. Most recently the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHER) and Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) have been launched with Research Council and HEFCW support.
The School has a large student population - approx 850 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates (including 100 pg research students). The School has ESRC recognition for the fields of Sociology, Education, Social Policy and Science, Technology and Innovation. It is recognised for ESRC CASE awards in Sociology and Social Policy. A number of school studentships are offered annually and Cardiff School of Social Sciences has an excellent track record for winning studentships. We have a number of international students enrolled on our research degree programmes, including students from Belgium, Greece, USA, Ghana, Canada, Malaysia and Taiwan.
Further details of the School's activities may be found on our home page:
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