Professor of Psychology

King's College London

United Kingdom

# About us:

Sitting at the heart of the King’s/SLaM Denmark Hill campus, the Pears Maudsley Centre is a £90M state-of-the-art hub for mental health research focused on children, adolescents, young adults and their families. The PMC is an enterprise bringing together scientists and clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds to address the mental health of children and young people. The Partnership will deliver rapid, relevant findings on the causes of mental health problems; determining which children are most at risk of developing mental ill health and developing effective strategies on how to prevent mental health problems, and how to stop them from getting worse once they appear. It will build the evidence-base for developing personalised multi-modal treatments with avenues for scalability. The PMC is the only facility in Europe whose primary focus is on mental disorders and neurodevelopmental conditions affecting CYP.

# About the role:

The post is an exciting opportunity for a senior clinical academic with established research and clinical expertise to shape the King’s Maudsley Partnership (KMP) research strategy for the mental health of children.

 

The post is closely linked to the new Pears Maudsley Centre (PMC) for Children and Young People (CYP) which plans to transform the mental health of children and young people.   The choice of clinical service will be negotiated to ensure it meets a service need and the clinical and research interests/expertise of the post holder but needs to be in the field of child mental or neurodevelopmental disorders. 

 

The post holder needs to be a clinical academic with an internationally recognised research programme, as Principal Investigator, in a relevant aspect of children’s mental/neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

It is expected that the post holder will take a leadership role amongst psychologists and other disciplines, and carry out relevant clinical sessions and supervision. 

 

Depending on experience, this post will be offered as either a Reader or a Chair in Child Clinical Psychology. 

 

This is a full time post, and you will be offered an indefinite contract.# About you:

**Essential criteria** **for the Reader position**

1.      Registered with the Health Professionals Council as a Practitioner Psychologist or if trained outside of the UK,  registration with an equivalent governing body with eligibility to acquire HCPC registration and evidence of continuing professional development.

2.      PhD qualified in relevant subject area

3.      Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.

4.      Portfolio of internationally recognized research in children’s mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders.

5.      At least 4 peer reviewed publications in the last five years, of “internationally excellent” quality (with substantive and critical contribution).

6.      Sufficient PI and/or CI grant income over the last 5 years to maintain a research team.

7.      Experience working as a clinician in CAMHS services.

8.      Advanced theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and of the theory and practice of specialised psychological assessments and therapies for children and young people.

9.      Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and young people with mental health issues and of child safeguarding.

 

**Desirable criteria for the Reader position**

1.      H-index 20 and above.

2.      Regular invited speaker at national and international meetings.

3.      A national/international figurehead in an area of clinical child and adolescent mental health practice

 

**Essential criteria for the Chair Professor position **

1.      Registered with the Health Professionals Council as a Practitioner Psychologist or if trained outside of the UK,  registration with an equivalent governing body with eligibility to acquire HCPC registration and evidence of continuing professional development.

2.      PhD qualified in relevant subject area

3.      Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.

4.      Additional training beyond entry-level qualification in a specialised area of psychological practice with children and adolescents through formal post-qualification training, OR a combination of specialist short courses and/or an evidenced portfolio of supervised practice–based learning in a specialist area of clinical practice.

5.      Substantive portfolio of internationally recognized research in children’s mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders.

6.      Experience working as a clinician in CAMHS services

7.      Advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of child and adolescent mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders and of specialist interventions in these fields.

8.      Evidence of providing clinical leadership and contributing to the strategic ambitions/directions of a clinical service.

 

**Desirable criteria  **for the Chair Professor position ****

1.      At least 4-6 peer reviewed publications in the last five years, of “internationally excellent” quality (with substantive and critical authorship contribution).

2.      Sufficient PI and/or CI grant income with a percentage of salary recovery over the last 5 years to maintain a substantive research team.

3.      A track record of supervising PhD’s to completion and post-doctoral mentorship.

4.      H-index 25 and above

5.      Substantive esteem indicators such as routinely invited to speak at international meetings, chair and organiser of national/international meetings, chairing and serving on professional and scientific grant committees and Editorial Boards.

6.      Demonstrated ability to collaborate across disciplines.

 

**Downloading a copy of our Job Description**

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

## Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

 

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

 

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘ [How we Recruit](https://www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs/how-we-recruit)’ pages.

 

Interviews are due to be held late June 2024.

 

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

 

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and an Occupational Health clearance.


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