Reader in Psychology

Egham, United Kingdom
£52,266 per annum - including London Allowance
21 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Psychology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £52,266 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Friday 16 November 2018
Interview Date:  Friday 14 December 2018
Reference:  0918-373

Applications are invited for post of Reader level in the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. These posts will consolidate and enhance the department’s reputation as an internationally leading centre for excellence in research and teaching in human neuroscience. Successful applicants will have international reputations for research in this area. Their track records will include publications in high-impact journals and success in grant capture. 

Expertise in functional brain imaging techniques such as fMRI, or in other techniques such as DTI or MRS, ERP/EEG and/or TMS would be an advantage. The Department welcomes applicants who are using these methods for research in any sub-area of human neuroscience, especially in cognitive or behavioral neuroscience, social neuroscience, or developmental neuroscience. The appointee could also be considered for the role of Director of our CUBIC MRI facility and will be expected to contribute to the strategic direction of neuroscience research in the Department.  The successful applicant will have a PhD, possess the broad range of skills required to teach effectively across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and should demonstrate strong commitment to delivering an outstanding experience for our students.

We offer a dynamic and supportive environment, in an internationally recognized department that ranks among the best in the UK for research (6th of UK Psychology departments in REF 2014) and receives very strong ratings from our students for teaching (UK NSS). The Department has excellent, state-of-the-art, well-supported facilities for undertaking research in a broad range of areas, such as MRI, EEG, TMS, eye trackers, behavioral testing suites, social and infant observation labs. It also has strong links with clinical organisations, as well as 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 and permanent post based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.  The start date for this post is flexible however we would expect that the appointee would take up the position during the 2018-19 academic year.

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 Kathy Rastle (, or the Director of Research, Professor Manos Tsakiris ( 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: .

Please quote the reference: 0918-373

Closing Date: Friday 16th November 2018

Department Presentations:  13th December 2018

Interview Date: 14th December 2018