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Part Time Lecturer in Psychology

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Job summary

The Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) is seeking a part-time lecturer to develop and teach our Psychology of Performance undergraduate module (40-hour module) as well as other undergraduate psychology modules as required (16 and / or 40-hour modules), as part of the Imperial Horizons Programme. Joining our team in our Humanities and Social Sciences field, the postholder will design and deliver excellent teaching, with a focus on psychology, for undergraduate students from scientific, technical and medical backgrounds.

Imperial is committed to providing an educational experience that empowers graduates to be leaders in their chosen careers and contribute meaningfully to society. In 2012–13, the College introduced the Imperial Horizons programme for undergraduate students which, in 2020, became embedded within the undergraduate curriculum. Horizons aims to put science in the context of the wider world and to develop interdisciplinary approaches to learning and thinking. This programme includes a range of modules in the fields of Languages and the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Duties and responsibilities

In this post, you will be responsible for:

  • Devising, delivering and facilitating exemplary teaching, assessment and feedback, face-to-face and using Blackboard Learn and other online tools.
  • Monitoring student attendance, updating online records and liaising with administration on attendance issues.
  • Supporting and advising students and liaison with departmental tutors regarding students in difficulty.
  • Designing and developing new modules and continuous review of existing modules and processes, to ensure that provision remains relevant, is informed by research, and meets the objectives of the College Learning and Teaching Strategy.
  • Engaging proactively with digital learning technologies.
  • Setting coursework assessments and providing constructive feedback on assignments within two weeks of the submission deadline. Liaison with second markers and external examiners. Inputting marks into online marksheets.
  • Regular communication with management, administration, IT support, room support and other lecturers and attendance at relevant meetings.
  • Providing website updates and updated reading lists to the library Leganto system.

Essential requirements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Masters level qualification in a discipline relevant to the content for undergraduate psychology modules.
  • Proven excellence in teaching and promoting effective learning at university level.
  • Proven experience of digital learning technologies.
  • Experience of designing and delivering assessments, and giving prompt, high-quality feedback on knowledge and communication skills
  • Experience of curriculum design
  • Experience of using a VLE to support teaching and assessment
  • Subject-specific expertise in disciplines relevant to psychology modules
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of potential resources for enhancing teaching and learning
  • Excellent IT skills, Microsoft Office 365 suite, Blackboard Learn and Zoom
  • Aptitude for building collaborative and effective relationships with students and staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Further information

Teaching is primarily face-to-face at Imperial’s South Kensington campus. This said, as you may be required to teach in the classroom and online, you are  expected to have a laptop or desktop with internet capable of supporting online teaching.

This is a part time post, with variable hours agreed annually. Teaching for this module takes place on Thursday afternoons during term time, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for 20 weeks. There is the possibility of more work on the evening class programme, but this varies from year to year and is only available subject to lecturer availability and student demand.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Michael Weatherburn – [email protected]

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