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Lecturer in Art Psychotherapy

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Goldsmiths, University of London is a world-leading centre of educational excellence where ground-breaking research meets innovative teaching and thinking. We’re looking for inspiring and talented people to help build on our global reputation while also growing personally in a true learning organisation. 

Department of Social Therapeutic and Community Studies

The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies (STaCS) offers an exciting range of academic and professional training programmes across three disciplinary areas: social worktherapeutic studies and community work. The department combines a Widening Participation agenda with innovative and experiential teaching methods, alongside research led led teaching in counselling and allied areas of the therapies, social work, community and youth work, social policy and community engagement together with social and cultural studies and the performing arts.We have a growing profile of contract-funded research centred around the themes of professional education and development; equalities, faith and cohesion; therapeutic practices, and the arts, mental health and well being. We also have an increasing number of research students.


The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies are seeking to recruit two part-time lecturers to work on its MA in Art Psychotherapy and to contribute to research and supervision of PhD students. You will be an Art Psychotherapist with substantial knowledge of psychodynamic approaches; clinical experience as an art psychotherapist, and possess engaging and creative teaching practices and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary environment. You will have experience of working within UK higher education and be research active.

Your role will include teaching, marking assignments, provide pastoral support to students, administration and coordination roles as needed, as well as supervision of PGR students and undertaking research.

You will have a postgraduate degree in Art Psychotherapy as well as a relevant PhD or equivalent research experience, considerable clinical experience of working as an art psychotherapist, and experience of teaching and supervision. We particularly welcome applications from those whose art psychotherapy knowledge and/ practice are informed by psychodynamic perspectives and those with a particular interest in art therapy practice within a multicultural context. 

Main duties:

  • Teaching and marking on the MA Art Psychotherapy and other programmes in the department in your area of expertise
  • Supervise Art Psychotherapy Dissertations and PhD Students
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the department and take administrative roles within the department
  • You will be required to undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required
  • Ensure that you are aware of and aligned with Goldsmiths’ Regulations, Strategy, and Objectives to work together to proactively advance Equality and Diversity
  • At all times to help maintain a safe working environment by participating in training as necessary and following the Goldsmiths’ Health and Safety Codes of Practice and Policy
  • This is a research active post and you will be expected to conduct research to an internationally excellent standard that is suitable for submission to REF, or equivalent. This normally means a minimum of four peer reviewed publications of international significance in any REF period.
  • Contribute to the research activities and external profile of the department.

Full job description and person specification can be downloaded above.

We are happy to supply information in alternative formats for disabled applicants. Please contact [email protected] to make your request.

No agencies please.

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