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Academic Director (Principal Teaching Fellow) in Clinical Psychology

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Location: Denmark Hill Campus

Contact details: Dr Katharine Rimes. [email protected]

Job description

The Academic Director is a key leadership role on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN).  The post-holder will provide leadership and day-to-day oversight of the DClinPsy curriculum and assessment processes. The post-holder will work closely with other senior members of the programme team to ensure that the programme maintains its current excellent standards of governance, teaching, research and clinical training.  They will make a key contribution to the quality assurance and accreditation processes for the programme. They will report to the DClinPsy Programme Director and manage the academic tutors.

The IoPPN’s clinical psychology training programme is the oldest in the UK. The programme takes cognitive-behavioural therapy as its main therapeutic modality, accredited by the BABCP, and family therapy/systemic practice as the second key modality, with accreditation by AFT. An important strength is the very comprehensive range of both local and national specialist placement opportunities, across three world-renowned NHS Trusts: South London and Maudsley, King’s College Hospital and Guy’s & St Thomas’ – known collectively as King’s Health Partners. The programme, in partnership with King’s Health Partners NHS Trusts, aims to train clinical psychologists who embody the scientist-practitioner ideal and who can go on to become effective NHS leaders. Another strength is the vibrant and diverse communities within South East London, and the programme values and positively promotes diversity and inclusion.

The IoPPN is a Faculty of King’s College London and the largest academic community in Europe devoted to the study and prevention of mental illness and brain disease.  The IoPPN’s greatest strength is the interdisciplinary nature of both its research strategy and educational activities, providing unique opportunities for students and staff. 

Link to programme webpage 

At King’s we are deeply committed to embedding good culture, equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study. We welcome applications from applicants who are from a racial/ethnic minority background, disabled, and/or LGBTQ+ as such psychologists are under-represented within the University and local NHS Trusts at these levels.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a part-time post – 60% full time equivalent

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