The Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology promotes the professional interests of psychologists who teach and/or conduct research, whether in a university, school, college or any other academic environment.
Updates from the DARTP
Psychology Teaching Review (PTR) – Call for papersShow content
The PTR are calling for papers on Supervision, Final Year Project and the Undergraduate Dissertation.
DARTP 2020 Submissions now openShow content
Submissions are now being welcomed for our 2020 Annual Conference.
The 2020 conference theme is Sharing best practice: the future of psychology and evidence based teaching split into the following topics:
- Widening participation and inclusive practices in psychology educaton
- Teaching open science in a psychology curriculum
- What works in psychology assesment and feedback
HE Psychology Teacher of the Year 2020Show content
Applications are open for the Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year Award 2020.
Proudly supported by Oxford University Press and the DARTP, this award aims to recognise and reward exceptional teaching talent.
The award is open to all employed psychology teachers in the UK higher education sector.
Psychology Teaching Review - Co-Editor In Chief - Call for ApplicationsShow content
Job Title: Psychology Teaching Review Co-Editor in Chief
Tenure: Three Years
Reports to: Chair DARTP
To jointly co-ordinate the currently twice-yearly publication of the Psychology Teaching Review (PTR), in line with the Division of Academic, Researchers & Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) and Society policy and strategic aims. This is an honorary position.
The duties outlined below are to be shared between two editors, who will take equal responsibilities for the duties outlined in this job description.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Knowledge of Society and Divisional Structures
- Knowledge and experience of editing practitioner or scientific journals
- Proven record in reviewing articles for publication in journals
- Demonstrable knowledge of academic issues within a wide spectrum
- Experience of acting within senior professional roles and ability to form effective partnership working and liaise with a range of stakeholders and committees
- Excellent and proven interpersonal and communication skills
- Proven ability to meet deadlines with impeccable time management skills
- Ability to delegate
- Computing and web based skills to effectively collaborate with authors, reviewers and editorial assistant (e.g. sharing systems such as Dropbox or Googledocs)
- Chartered Psychologist Status
- Full member of DARTP
KEY RESULT AREAS
Specific to this role:
- Meeting deadlines to achieve the timely publication of PTR on a currently twice-yearly basis
- Ensuring editorial representation at all DARTP meetings
Generic to DARTP Roles:
- Contribute to the implementation of the overall strategy for the Division
- Develop and implement co-operative operations with other parts of the Society to establish the viable implementation of the Divisions strategic aims, in line with DARTP’s annual objectives
- Monitor and review the expenditure of PTR to ensure it does not exceed the budget set and take remedial action, or make recommendations as required
- Monitor and review the structure of PTR to ensure its mode of operation and structure is fit for purpose and that it is employing resources in the most effective and efficient manner
- Annual objectives for this role will be set in line with Divisions strategic objectives
SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Co-ordinate, support and advise editorial assistant. This involves monitoring their work and judgements to ensure the smooth running of the editorial process
- Review articles submitted.
- Allocate submitted articles to reviewers and ensure that there is a system to monitor editorial decisions and judgements. Routinely offer second opinions to rejected papers
- Co-ordinate work of book review editors, and commissioned columns
- Take the lead in responding to complaints and other feedback received from subscribers, in consultation with DARTP
- Allocate accepted articles to specific journal issues
- Liaise with BPS preparation for print (p4p) team to ensure publication deadlines are achieved
- Commission and manage special issues
- Work effectively with the DARTP committee and the PTR editorial board to ensure the smooth administration the PTR
COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
- The PTR co-editors will regularly liaise with the DARTP Chair and the PTR editorial board
- The PTR co-editors will undertake regular communication with the following:
- DARTP Committee
- BPS Leicester Office
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology AGM 2020Show content
The Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology AGM is being held via Zoom on Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 10.30am.
Members who are opted in to receive emails from the BPS will have received details on joining this meeting, but due to the challenges posed by Covid-19 we have been unable to notify other members by post.
For any queries regarding the AGM, nominations or resolutions, please email Member Network Services
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