Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Egham, United Kingdom
£53,168 to £61,269 per annum - including London Allowance
Feb 15, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 28, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Psychology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £53,168 to £61,269 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Sunday 28 March 2021
Reference:  0221-019

Full-time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. 

The successful candidate will play a leading role in the development of a new interdisciplinary BSc in Environment and Social Change within the School of Life Sciences and the Environment, working in close collaboration with the other departments in the School. Applicants should have a background in an area of psychology that is applicable to the programme (e.g. behavioural change in relation to social action, environmental psychology etc.).

The post may be taken up under any of our three contract types:

  • Research and Teaching
  • Teaching Focused 
  • Professional Practice

Different application criteria applies to each track, please ensure you follow the corresponding application link below to apply 

The department has a strong track record of supporting career trajectories along all three tracks: workload expectations are adjusted accordingly, and colleagues have reached professorial level under each of the different contract types.

All applicants should possess the broad range of skills required to teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to lead on the implementation of a new undergraduate programme. They should also demonstrate strong commitment to delivering an outstanding experience for our students.

Candidates for the research and teaching track should have an ongoing track record of publishing internationally-leading research and should bring new potential for delivering ground-breaking scientific discoveries.

Candidates for the teaching-focused track should have a relevant research background as well as an ongoing track record of making significant contributions to teaching practice in psychology, for example through the development of successful teaching and learning aids and/or pedagogic publications.

Candidates for the professional practice track should have a relevant research background as well as an ongoing track record of nationally-recognised practice within their disciplinary field, demonstrated through key networks with industry, business and professional bodies.

We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and development opportunities, in an internationally recognised department that ranks among the best in the UK for research (6th among UK Psychology departments in REF 2014) and receives very strong ratings from our students for teaching (UK NSS). The Department has excellent facilities, including MRI, EEG, TMS, eye trackers, behavioural testing suites, and social and infant observation labs, as well as strong links with clinical organisations, and government, industrial, and charity affiliations. The Department also holds a prestigious silver Athena SWAN award. The College was ranked in the top 200 in the Times World University Rankings 2018 and is one of the few UK Universities to hold a Race Equality Charter award.

This is a full time, permanent post based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and Heathrow Airport, and within commuting distance from London. Information about our existing research and teaching programmes can be found here: 

Informal enquiries regarding this post can be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Polly Dalton (

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Closing Date: Midnight, 28 March 2021

Interview Date: Presentations and interviews are likely to be held on 7 May 2021

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