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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

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Full-Time/Part-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology in the Department of Law & Criminology. There is one full time post available. The Department of Law and Criminology is part of the School of Law & Social Sciences, alongside the Departments of Economics and Politics, International Relations and Philosophy. We are forward thinking, multidisciplinary and research active. We offer undergraduate programmes in Law, Criminology & Psychology, Criminology & Sociology and Social Science, together with Masters programmes in Forensic Psychology, Consumption, Culture & Marketing, Social Work, and Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies. We are also home to an energetic postgraduate research student community.   

We seek an outstanding HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist to join our dynamic & multidisciplinary team. This position will be professional practice focussed which means that you will use your practice experience to inform teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates & research, develop networks with external organisations, engage in professional practice, develop research and demonstrate leadership. The role will suit a forensic psychologist looking for an opportunity to expand their career into academia (e.g. Lecturer role), as well as a forensic psychologist with an established track record of research, external engagement or leadership (e.g. Senior Lecturer role).  

The position will require the teaching of undergraduate joint honours Criminology & Psychology and MSc Forensic Psychology students and the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects.  We are also keen to develop our teaching portfolio and the ability to contribute to both undergraduate & postgraduate levels, including the supervision of doctoral students, and the development of specialist options to reflect specific areas of expertise is sought. Applicants should possess the broad range of skills needed to teach effectively. We also expect academic leadership and an effective contribution to programme or department administration or projects improving the student experience. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training & Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

The post is available from September 2023 or soon thereafter and is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

We offer a vibrant & supportive environment, in an internationally recognised and multidisciplinary academic group. We have a strong research culture and good links with legal & Criminal Justice agencies and the NHS, as well as government and charitable organisations. Further information on the School and the Department can be found at:

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Emily Glorney, Head of Subject for Criminology & Forensic Psychology, on [email protected]

The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: [email protected]

Please quote the reference: 0623-295-R

Closing Date: 23:59, 30 September 2023

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

Further details:   Job Description & Person Specification

This position is not eligible for hybrid working.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.

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