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Teaching Associate in Experimental Psychology, Statistics and Research Design(Fixed Term)

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join the Department of Psychology as a Teaching Associate. The purpose of the role is to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to contribute to undergraduate education within the Department of Psychology and an ability to teach effectively at undergraduate level.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Department for Teaching, the post-holder will support the Department of Psychology's teaching in Experimental Psychology, including Statistics and Experimental Design, across relevant first- and second-year courses. The post-holder will work in collaboration with relevant Course Organisers and the Deputy Head of Department for Teaching, conducting teaching sessions for undergraduate students, creating and marking informal quiz-style assessments to monitor student progress, and contributing to marking of Part I examinations. The post-holder will also run introductory or refresher technical skills sessions in statistical software packages for Part II project students. The post-holder would be expected to run sessions online in the first instance but in person when possible, in full accordance with governmental and university guidelines for in-person teaching. The role will involve liaising with lecturers, students and administrative staff.

It is essential that the post-holder has a background in Experimental Psychology, and has competence and confidence in programing. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and will ideally have experience of teaching at university level. It is essential that the post-holder is self-motivated, can work independently as well as part of a team, and has good organisational and communication skills.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to take up the post of Teaching Associate as soon as possible after the interview process.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance for full time or 4 years part-time (0.5fte).

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

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Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Lee de-Wit (

Please note the closing date for applications is Thursday 28th January 2021. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at

Please quote reference PJ25271 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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