Lecturer in Psychology job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


School of Psychology

Location: Highfield Campus

Salary: £38,205 to £42,978 per annum

Full Time Fixed Term (1 year)

Closing Date:
Wednesday 10 July 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 2780824JW

The School of Psychology is recruiting lecturers (2FTE) to support research-led undergraduate and postgraduate education in psychology during the 2024/25 academic year.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to innovate teaching and produce the high quality research in areas that complement and extend our expertise.

You will hold or soon be completing a PhD in psychology, be able to evidence high quality research and teaching commensurate with your level, and share our ambition to deliver the highest quality research, education, and training in psychological science in a research-intensive school.

The School of Psychology at Southampton is recognised for producing world-leading, high-impact research, supported by excellent research facilities (REF2021). These include purpose-built laboratories for social interaction and behavioural observation, neuropsychological/cognitive testing, therapeutic intervention and psychopharmacology, child/family studies, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), neurostimulation (TMS/tDCS), psychophysiology, pain research including quantitative sensory testing (QST), eye-tracking, virtual reality and multi-sensory processing. 

We enjoy long-standing collaborations with University research groups in Social Sciences, Education, Health Sciences, Medicine (Psychiatry, Primary Care, Public Health), Biological Sciences (Neuroscience), Engineering, and Computer Science. The Institute for Life Sciences supports further cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our strategic partnerships with schools, NHS Trusts, Government, charities and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2021) and attract significant grant income from all major research funders.

Our School is one of the largest providers of (post)graduate research and clinical training in the UK, offering a range of MSc programmes (Psychology, Health, Clinical), research doctorates (PhD), Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology (DClin) and Educational Psychology (DEdPsy), and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Psychology is an ambitious and successful School, ranked in the Global Top 150 (QS, 2022), as well as a friendly and positive place to work. You will join a highly collegiate and professional team who are keen to share expertise, provide mentorship, and support professional development. The School values diversity and equality. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. We recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance, including part-time working. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. The School of Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award demonstrating our commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. 

For further details about the posts, you are invited to contact Professor Matt Garner (Head of Psychology: [email protected]); Dr Hanna Kovshoff (Deputy Head of School, Education; [email protected]) or Prof Felicity Bishop (Director of Programmes; [email protected]).


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