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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£44,737 - £51,805 per year
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35 hours per week
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Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies.

The outstanding impact of Glasgow Caledonian University's health research was assessed as joint first in Scotland in the latest Research Excellence Framework. A world-leading provider of health research with real world impact, 91% of the University's related research was formally classified as world leading or internationally excellent. The University's outstanding record for delivering impact for the common good against the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals was also highlighted in the recent THE Global Impact Rankings with GCU 1st in the UK and 4th globally for promoting gender equality, 21st in the world for reduced inequality, and 1st in Scotland for good health and wellbeing. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

The Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) in the School of Health & Life Sciences has an international reputation for delivering high impact research. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2021) 91% of GCU’s health related research has been formally classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. More over, the impact of GCU’s applied health research was classified as ‘outstanding’ and surpassed by only one other UK institution. The University's outstanding record for delivering impact for the common good against the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals was also highlighted in the recent THE Global Impact Rankings with GCU 1st in Scotland for SDG3, good health and wellbeing.

The Department of Psychology is a dynamic and vibrant academic community with a strong track record of applied psychology provision that includes innovative teaching and learning, scholarly activity, research, practice and knowledge transfer activities. To support our continuing growth, we are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Health Psychology to contribute to the academic vibrancy of the Department.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational individual to support the growth of Health Psychology at GCU. As a Lecturer in Health Psychology you will contribute to high quality learning and teaching, research, and other scholarly activity. Applicants should be HCPC Registered Health Psychologists, hold a doctoral qualification in psychology and be eligible for Chartership with the British Psychological Society. We welcome applications from people who currently work in higher education and/or in practice. We recognise that applicants moving into higher education from other contexts (e.g., practice) may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post. In such instances they should outline how their experience, skills and achievements demonstrate they meet, or have the potential to meet, the essential criteria in the role profile.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of innovative learning, teaching and assessment across the portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These include the BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and three BPS accredited/HCPC approved Doctorates in Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology, and Sport & Exercise Psychology. Prior experience of supporting learning, teaching and assessment in education, and/or in practice settings is essential. The Department of Psychology promotes innovation in learning and teaching and, therefore, we are keen to appoint an individual with experience of e-learning and online environments. A higher education teaching qualification and/or Fellow status with AdvanceHE is desirable. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to ensuring curricula are current and compliant with internal and external regulatory frameworks.

The successful candidate will also engage in high quality research, scholarly, and/or enterprise activities. These will link with the School’s Research Centre for Health as well as complementing the work of our existing Psychology team. In this way, the successful candidate will help to develop the profile of the Department both nationally and internationally.

We would be happy to have informal discussions about the post with interested individuals ahead of application. If you would like to discuss this role please contact Dr Jacqui McKechnie (Deputy Head of Department) at

All applicants must complete the online application form detailing how they meet the essential and desirable requirements for the role.  A short, summary CV (4 pages maximum) and a covering letter highlighting why you feel you are suitable for this position (1 page maximum) may also be included.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).