NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

Professor / Associate Professor in Cognitive or Health Psychology

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Thursday, 3 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Professor / Associate Professor in Cognitive or Health Psychology
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology is seeking applications from excellent candidates whose research complements or builds upon our existing strengths, and who possess the skills and abilities to develop our trans-national education activity in line with the University strategy. Our current research themes are: Brain, Performance and Nutrition; Health and Wellbeing; Psychology and Communication Technologies; Cognition and Language; Perception, Evolution and Behaviour. The Department also plays a leading role in two university-wide multidisciplinary research themes: Integrated Health, and Digital Living.

You will provide expertise in cognitive or health psychology to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues), through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. #

This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.

Our Departmental resources include: DEXA body composition scanner, 3DMD photogrammetry body scanner, 14-camera Vicon motion capture suite, SR Research and Tobii eye tracking equipment, NIRS, transcranial magnetic stimulation, an immersive virtual reality suite, a two-bedroom sleep laboratory, psychophysiologic assessment tools (e.g. GSR, EEG, EMG), and wet labs for taking human samples. Our popular Psychology courses cater to a vibrant student community of around 150 Foundation Year, 1000 Undergraduate, and 150 postgraduate students. The Department actively works with all academic staff to ensure teaching activity does not come at the expense of research time, and promotes engagement with sabbaticals to facilitate the development of grant submissions and collaborative projects.

Applications from candidates with expertise in cognitive development, social cognition and decision making or expertise in psychobiological underpinnings of health interventions related to sport, exercise and lifestyle are particularly welcome, but we would also encourage excellent applicants from any psychological discipline to apply.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Mark Moss (mark.moss@northumbria.ac.uk).

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research / education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter / practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019