Lecturer in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Location: University of Essex, Colchester Campus
Start date: June 14, 2024
Deadline for applications: June 12, 2024
Salary: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum, pro-rata

The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies (PPS) is a world-leading department in the exploration of psychoanalysis and the talking therapies, the role of the unconscious mind in mental health, culture and society and the many psychosocial factors, which influence our lives.

Our degrees and research focus on the intrapsychic, interpersonal and psychosocial engagement with issues of immediate contemporary relevance in society, culture, care, refugees, race, gender and sexualities, politics, management and organisational functioning, childhood, and mental health and wellbeing. Our transformative programme of education and research aims to have a positive impact on society and ultimately to transform it. Ours is an exciting department undergoing a period of expansion in teaching programmes, student numbers, research activities and academic staff.

We are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Psychotherapy and Counselling on a 0.8 FTE basis (28.8 hours per week). This is a fixed-term position for two years, starting from 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Duties of the Role

You will take up a teaching role primarily focussed on supporting the delivery of our Graduate Diploma and MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

You will need to be committed to participating positively in a growing department and helping to create and sustain a top-quality learning and research community. You will have the capacity to take a key role in the department in due course and contribute where appropriate to the development of new programmes and research student supervision.

In addition, you will fulfil any assessment and examination duties.

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.

Qualifications and Skills required

This job would suit a qualified psychotherapist or counsellor with experience of working psychodynamically in a range of settings. You will be an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have relevant teaching experience (or have demonstrable potential to achieve this).

Knowledge and capacity to teach Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice and experience of designing and planning of learning activities/effective learning environments are both essential.

We are seeking candidates who also possess the ability and willingness to play and active part in the administration of the department, alongside participating in extra curricula departmental activities.

As an enabling academic environment for all our students and staff we are committed to the principles of Athena Swan and equality for all. We particularly welcome applications from those who are from an ethnic minority, or identify as female or non-binary, to improve their representation in PPS.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-faith

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team.

Contact email: resourcing@essex.ac.uk

Website: https://vacancies.essex.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=630544VuP6&WVID=9918109NEm&LANG=USA


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