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Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Social Therapeutic and Community Studies
Vacancy Type
Full Time
41,987 - 56,354
Actual Hours
Interview Date
23rd June 2023
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Goldsmiths, University of London is a world-leading centre of educational excellence where ground-breaking research meets innovative teaching and thinking. We're looking for inspiring and talented people to help build on our global reputation while also growing personally in a true learning organisation.


Department of Social Therapeutic and Community Studies


The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies (STaCS) offers an exciting range of academic and professional training programmes across three disciplinary areas: social worktherapeutic studies and community work. The department combines a Widening Participation agenda with innovative and experiential teaching methods, alongside research led led teaching in counselling and allied areas of the therapies, social work, community and youth work, social policy and community engagement together with social and cultural studies and the performing arts.

We have a growing profile of contract-funded research centred around the themes of professional education and development; equalities, faith and cohesion; therapeutic practices, and the arts, mental health and well being. We also have an increasing number of research students


Job description


Reporting to: Head of Department



The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies are seeking to recruit a lecturer to work on its new and innovative PGDip/MSc in CBT. You will be a counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist ideally with full accreditation by BABCP or BACP. You will have substantial knowledge of CBT approaches; clinical experience as a CBT practitioner, and possess engaging and creative teaching practices and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary environment. You will have experience of working within UK HEI and be research active.


As part of your role, you will be expected to convene the MSc in CBT, overseeing the curriculum and working together with the team to ensure highest levels of teaching and practice. Your role will include arranging timetables, managing curriculum, monitoring quality of teaching, contributing to the running of university procedures (e.g. exam board, annual reports), overseeing admissions and placements, managing the programme’s virtual learning environment (VLE) pages, and day-to-day operational management of the PGDip/MSc in CBT. You will also be expected to teach, mark assignments and provide pastoral support to student.


You will have a postgraduate degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy or in Clinical/Counselling Psychology, a considerable clinical experience of working as a CBT practitioner, and experience of teaching and supervision. We particularly welcome applications from those whose CBT knowledge and/ practice are informed by systemic and/ Humanistic perspectives and those with particular interest in CBT practice within a multicultural context. 



Main duties:

  • Oversee and lead the PGDip/MSc CBT
  • Overall responsibility for the PGDip/MSc CBT curriculum, quality of teaching provision and students’ overall learning experience
  • Support teachers on the programme
  • Manage the accreditation process of the programme with professional bodies
  • Collaborate with other tutors on the programme and oversee admissions and assessments procedures
  • Developing and updating programme’s content in line with developments in the filed.
  • Teaching on the PGDip/MSc CBT and other programmes in the department in your area of expertise
  • Supervise PGDip/MSc CBT Dissertations
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the department and take administrative rolls within the department
  • You will be required to undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required
  • Ensure that you are aware of and aligned with Goldsmiths’ Regulations, Strategy, and Objectives to work together to proactively advance Equality and Diversity
  • At all times to help maintain a safe working environment by participating in training as necessary and following the Goldsmiths’ Health and Safety Codes of Practice and Policy
  • This is a research active post and you will be expected to conduct research to an internationally excellent standard that is suitable for submission to REF, or equivalent. This normally means a minimum of four peer reviewed publications of international significance in any REF period.
  • Contribute to the research activities and external profile of the department.


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Please see attached document for full job description and person specification for this role.