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Job Description

We are deeply proud of our academic community. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a diverse and dynamic learning environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. Their work continues to reinforce our credentials as an award-winning university, and a research centre of excellence.

Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: forging excellent partnerships around the world and harnessing the talents of all our people. We secured a ‘Gold’ rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework; received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research; and in 2018, we were the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring ‘success for all’. NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. That’s why we’re now looking for new, passionate, ambitious people to join our community.

If you are considering joining NTU as a Senior Lecturer you will benefit from our Senior Lecturer Career Framework, which recognises and rewards you based on your performance, contribution and achievement, and offers the opportunity of faster salary progression compared to the industry average. 

The role 

NTU Psychology is seeking a Senior Lecturer in Critical Psychology and Decoloniality.  As a department we are developing our awareness of the issues faced by historically marginalised students and staff and working toward decolonisation of our curriculum. We recognise that collectively we have a lot to do in order to understand and address coloniality in higher education and the discipline of psychology. As part of our objective to explore the enduring impact of coloniality in psychology and education NTU Psychology recently launched the Decolonial Research Collaborative. This research group is a supportive research environment where academics, researchers and students from across NTU can share ideas and learn about decolonial inquiry. NTU Psychology is also leading on developing an interdisciplinary MA Decolonial Studies programme with an expected roll out in Autumn 2023. We are seeking a Senior Lecturer to contribute to the development of and teach on the MA Decolonial Studies, to help grow the Decolonial Research Collaborative and more broadly, contribute to the decolonisation of modules across our teaching portfolio. The post-holder is expected to bring deep knowledge of decolonial theory, to have a decolonial research praxis and to utilise critical pedagogies in the classroom.

NTU Psychology 

You will be joining a very large, lively, diverse, collegiate and ambitious group with an excellent reputation for its theoretically informed impactful and applied research and its teaching provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Colleagues in the department have a range of backgrounds, spanning most areas of psychology.

NTU Psychology was the largest research unit in the NTU submission to REF2021 (Unit of Assessment A04, http://www.ref.ac.uk/) 65% of our research outputs were identified as internationally excellent or world leading and 100% of our research impact and research environment was recognised as internationally excellent with 60% of impact and 35% of environment described as world leading.

We are the largest provider of full-time undergraduate degrees in psychology in the UK. Our NSS scores for overall satisfaction have been above 90% for eight of the last nine years. We lead in the University on issues of diversity and inclusion and are the only department at NTU to have achieved Athena SWAN recognition.

Our commitment to teaching is shown by the collaboration of over 90 staff to create an introductory text for SAGE (3rd edition published Spring 2019) the royalties of which are used to enhance the student experience.

You should be an enthusiastic teacher with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to supporting students' development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Mentoring and support for development in both teaching and research will be provided to appointees appropriate to their level of experience.

Closing Date: 12th July 2022

Interview Date: w/c 18th July 2022

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Duncan Guest, Head of the Psychology Academy (duncan.guest@ntu.ac.uk) or Dr Deanne Bell, Research Group Lead for the Decolonial Research Collaborative (deanne.bell@ntu.ac.uk).