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Salary: £59,421 to £87,173
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 27th September 2023
An opportunity has arisen in the Clinical and Applied Psychology Unit within the Psychology Department for a Programme Director to lead the Doctorate programme in Clinical Psychology. The post is open to candidates with a background and expertise in Teaching and Research (Professor or Senior Lecturer) or in Teaching (Teaching Professor/Senior University Teacher).
The successful applicant will take responsibility for the development and provision of our high quality Doctoral level training programme in Clinical Psychology. Central to the role is leadership of the teaching and research of the DClinPsy academic team and their large number of doctoral research students. This team provides excellent teaching for these NHS-E funded students, leading to high-quality clinical work and REF-eligible research, demonstrating impact in terms of clinical assessment and treatment.
For a Teaching and Research candidate, the level of appointment (Professor/Senior Lecturer) will depend on the academic and research standing of the successful applicant, as reflected primarily in their publications and their record of success in attracting research funding.
For a Teaching candidate, the level of appointment (Teaching Professor/Senior University Teacher) will depend on the academic standing of the successful applicant, as reflected primarily in their record of high-quality teaching and related management/administration.
You will take lead responsibility for proposing, organising and implementing long-term strategic planning, policy, audit and development of clinical psychology training, as well as leading the programme team and developing the existing strong research profile of the DClinPsy team and the wider Department of Psychology.
You are expected to work collaboratively across the Unit and provide academic support for DClinPsy trainees through all aspects of the training programme. You should be HCPC-registered as a Practitioner Psychologist, and you should show evidence of understanding the field of clinical psychology training.
You will join a highly-respected research and teaching team and department. If appointed to a research post, you will contribute to the team’s profile, seeking research funding, conducting high quality research to an internationally competitive level, disseminating findings through high-quality journals and other appropriate outputs (including returning material for future Research Excellence Framework exercises).
As a teacher, you will play a key role in maintaining the department’s reputation for excellent teaching by designing, delivering and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate-level material on clinical psychology related topics, and managing the wider team to facilitate both teaching and research excellence among colleagues.
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