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Unestablished Teaching Associate (Part Time, 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.

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 departmental Directors of Teaching, and report to the Deputy Head of Department for Teaching. The post-holder's duties will include the delivery of teaching sessions to 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, experience and confidence in programming and related IT skills. 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 on 17 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The interview is projected to take place in mid-October, and will involve a short skills-based test.

Further information may be downloaded from the University website.

Informal queries regarding this post may be sent to:

Dr Lee de-Wit ( - queries about the role and relevant skills

Ms Josephine Simmonds ( - queries about the application process.

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Please quote reference PJ28004 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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