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Teaching Associate

Salary:   £28,756 to £33,309
Closing Date:   Thursday 14 July 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 27 July 2022
Reference:  0546-22

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a full-time Teaching Associate for 10 months (05 Sep 2022 to 30 Jun 2023).  We seek applications from candidates who will make a strong contribution to our high-quality teaching (lectures, seminars and practical classes), primarily at undergraduate level, though possibly also at MSc level. They will be willing to innovate with respect to curriculum development (programme design, implementation and assessment).

Candidates should have expertise of teaching in social psychology.

The post will involve a significant teaching load and administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy. 

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster has a core complement of more than 40 members of academic staff and a thriving community of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students, based in four research groups (Infancy and Early Development, Language and Cognition, Perception and Action, Social Processes). The role holder will be free to follow their research interests where other duties allow but research activity is not part of the job description for these roles. 

All applicants must hold (or be about to submit) their PhD at the time of applying and must have been fully awarded your degree by 30 June 2023.  A Higher Education teaching qualification would also be desirable. The successful candidates will have recent experience in teaching Psychology at University level, and experience of providing pastoral care to students is also desirable.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof Kate Cain (email: ).

Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4), a full CV, and a brief outline (no more than 2 sides of A4) of your experience in the target area of teaching outlined above.

The Department of Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, providing a work environment that strongly supports the women in academia and the individual needs of each employee.  We adopt policies that promote a healthy work-life balance (e.g., family-friendly and flexible working practices), and we welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. Applicants are encouraged to detail any career breaks or significant periods of leave (e.g., for caring responsibilities) in the accompanying CV. 

Further details about the Psychology Department at Lancaster University:

Lancaster University excels in both teaching and research. Lancaster University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the main UK league tables (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, The Guardian University Guide 2021, and The Complete University Guide 2021).  The University achieved Gold status in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The Department promotes a symbiotic relationship between research and teaching. The success of this approach is reflected in the quality of its BPS accredited research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including ESRC recognised PhD and Masters programmes within the largest Doctoral Training Centre in the UK.

The Department is home to an extensive array of labs and technologies to support research in psychology.

The Department actively supports open science initiatives, including the development of good research practices, an active and vibrant open science group in the department with strong links to University as well as broader open scholarship communities. For example, several staff members have recently contributed to UK Reproducibility Network primers and resource documents, and the embedding of research integrity within our teaching curriculum and postgraduate training. For more information: 

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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