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Reader (Educational Psychology) (4266)

The School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies (CYES), within the Faculty of Health and Education, is seeking a Reader in Educational Psychology to join our Educational Psychology team and contribute to the senior leadership of the School. Home to around 9,000 students, the Faculty of Health and Education aims to change lives for the better and challenge inequalities. Through our teaching, research and citizenship we support our graduates to meet real-world challenges.

CYES offers undergraduate programmes in Education Studies, Early Years and Childhood, and Educational Psychology, as well as a range of post graduate programmes, including a Masters in Inclusive Education. The School is a friendly, supportive and collegiate environment with a strong commitment to widening participation and student focused teaching. The faculty provides an exceptionally rich academic culture with strong links with the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

This post offers an outstanding opportunity to build on the growth and success of the CYES Educational Psychology programme.

About the Role:

The post holder will teach and provide academic leadership for a talented team of early career academics who have successfully established our new B.Sc (Hons) Educational Psychology. This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and has received commendations for our ‘real world' approach to embedding core psychology content across a thematic curriculum.

You will work collaboratively with the CYES Senior Leadership Group (SLG) to support the successful achievement of School and Faculty Education KPIs.

 Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a relevant psychology related PhD and experience in teaching and research, as well as a track record of successfully supporting education initiatives linked to key areas such as progression, retention, good honours, and employability. 

You will have experience in leading a team of academics and developing strategic responses to key challenges. The role will support the School in ensuring that our student offer equips students with the skills and attributes demanded by graduate employers.

 To apply:

If you would like to apply, please take the time to consider the essential criteria in the job description and provide us with a CV that demonstrates your suitability for the role.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester Birley Campus
53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, UK, M15 6GX
  • Location:
    Manchester Birley Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Health & Education
  • Salary:
    Grade 10 (£51,799 to £60,022)
  • Closing Date:
    17 January 2022
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