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1 Dr Julie Hulme HEA Discipline Lead for Psychology Developing your academic teaching career

2 The teaching you do currently will give you a good idea of what to expect, and will also be important when applying for posts. Selection for academic appointments will look at all your experience – research and teaching. It is important to be able to articulate your reflections on teaching. Competitive market in academia means high quality teaching is a priority. What sorts of teaching activity are you engaged in now? What development activity are you undertaking? 2 Developing your academic teaching career

3 Workshops and conferences around Psychology learning and teaching. Key themes in Psychology at the moment are assessment and feedback; employability; technology-enhanced learning; internationalisation; retention and success; psychological literacy. Which of these areas are you confident about? What more do you need to know? 3 What can you do to develop?

4 Colleagues; Journals – Psychology Learning and Teaching; Psychology Teaching Review; Teaching of Psychology; generic learning and teaching journals; Text books; The British Psychological Society – PsyPAG and the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology. 4 Resources

5 Developing from postgrad/postdoc/other teaching to lecturing will require you to take more responsibility: Writing your own materials; Supporting other members of the teaching team, e.g. postgraduates; Setting and marking assessments; Communicating with students; Evaluating teaching and quality assurance; Module and course design. 5 Postgraduate vs lecturer 1

6 You’ll need to manage your teaching alongside your research activity and an administrative load: Module/course leadership; Admissions/recruitment and open days; Careers tutor; Specific aspects of student support such as level tutor; Placement co-ordinator; Exams officer; And more. 6 Postgraduate vs lecturer 2

7 Try to gain a diversity of teaching experience that you can talk about at interview: Ask if you can give a lecture and/or write your own seminar material for a class; Make the most of training opportunities in your institution and outside; Develop your subject understanding; Reflect on your teaching – what do you do well? What helps students to learn? What do you learn through your teaching experience? 7 Preparing for the next step 1

8 Demonstrate a commitment to quality learning and teaching. Apply to be an Associate Fellow of the HEA; See the ‘Click Away’ flyer for ways in which HEA can help your development: Events and conferences; UK travel fund; New to Teaching workshops once in post. 8 Preparing for the next step 2

9 What will you do next to prepare yourself for an academic post? Keep in touch: Psychology e-bulletin; Email;; Facebook; Twitter. 9 Moving forward

10 On a yellow post-it note, jot down one or two things you’ve found useful today; On a different coloured post-it note, write down one thing you will do as a result. 10 What next?

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