THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
PARTICULARS OF APPOINTMENT
LECTURER IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (Part-time 0.4fte)
1. The University invites applications for the above post tenable for two years in the
first instance from May 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.
2. Further details of the post are attached, including a job description and person
3. Salary will be Soulbury Scale B point 9 £50,677 per annum (pro-rata 0.4fte). This
includes a market supplement.
4. Applications should be returned by Monday 22 March 2010 to
email@example.com or to:
Samuel Alexander Building
The University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
Please note that references and/or testimonials should not be submitted with
application forms or CVs, or be submitted on behalf of a candidate. The
recruitment panel will only consider nominated referees obtained by the
5. If you have not been contacted by the end of May 2010 you should assume that,
on this occasion, your application has not been successful. We would, however,
like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in The University of
WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The University of Manchester
Job Title : Lecturer in Educational Psychology
(Assistant Programme Director,
Doctorate in Educational Psychology)
Reports To : On a day to day basis to the Director of
the Doctorate in Educational Psychology
programme and ultimately to the Head of
Organisation Unit : School of Education, Educational
Support and Inclusion Group
Date : 1 January 2010
Overall Purpose of the Job :
As a lecturer the post holder will participate in teaching and research activities in the
School and undertake appropriate administrative duties. The prime purpose of this
specific post is to support teaching and related research associated with the
professional doctorate in educational psychology.
Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities or Duties :
• Direct teaching to the Doctorate in Educational Psychology programme
• Individual supervision of students working on their research papers and theses
• Pastoral support to students as needed
• Occasional teaching sessions to other relevant programmes within the School, in
particular the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, the MEd in the
Psychology of Education, psychology and special/inclusive education units on
other masters and undergraduate programmes
• Supervision of a small number of students undertaking dissertations on the MEd in
the Psychology of Education Programme and on PhDs and other doctoral
programmes in the School.
• Submission of research project proposals, in collaboration with colleagues, to
appropriate agencies, such as the ESRC, in an attempt to secure funding for
research projects relevant to educational psychology
• Submission of two or more academic papers/ book chapters/ similar publications
per year, in collaboration with colleagues, to national and international peer-
reviewed journals and other outlets relevant to educational psychology
• Presentation of research findings to regional, national and international academic
and practitioner conferences where appropriate
• Attendance at monthly meetings of the Doctorate in Educational Psychology
programme team, in addition to the annual external examiners’ meeting
• Assisting in the regular updating of programme materials, including the programme
’Flyer’ , Handbook and other relevant materials
• Assisting in the management and updating of Blackboard
• Occasional contributions to the administration of the School of Education as a
whole through attending committees and other ad hoc meetings.
• Some continued practice as an educational/ child psychologist within public service
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD) log maintenance with HPC, Personal
Development Review (PDR) undertaken within the School and other activities
undertaken to keep up-to-date with developments in educational/ child psychology.
• To undertake other duties as appropriate to the role.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Substantial experience of the full range of educational psychology practice including
development of an area of special interest
• Doctoral degree; knowledge of research methods and commitment to be research
• Registered with the Health Professions Council and as an educational psychologist.
• To be an author/co-author of at least two academic papers accepted for publication
in a peer-reviewed journal
• Have experience of national/international conference presentations within the last
• Ability to work collaboratively and co-operatively with colleagues within the University
and across educational psychology services where appropriate
• Expertise in research methods appropriate at a level required to teach and supervise
students studying for PhDs and professional doctorate programmes.
• Ability to plan and deliver high quality seminars/lectures/ training sessions for adult
• Experience of teaching and supervising students who are studying at doctoral level.
• Experience of examining PhDs or other doctoral theses in the field of educational
• Willingness to maintain a small amount of regular educational psychology practice
• High order communication skills
• Effective management skills
• Willingness to work flexibly within available resources and priorities
• Willingness to contribute constructively and critically to the development of the
Doctorate in Educational Psychology programme and to other relevant programmes
in the School.