Lecturer in Psychology

Birmingham, United Kingdom
£35,211 to £48,677 (exceptionally to £54,765) per annum
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Life & Health Sciences

Salary:  £35,211 to £48,677 (exceptionally to £54,765) per annum  
Grade 8 or 9
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 16 November 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R180444

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, we are seeking to build on our established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a new colleague who will contribute to the research and teaching profile of Psychology at Aston University.  

Candidates for the Lectureship in Psychology may be in the early stages of their academic career but must be able to demonstrate an established track record of research excellence and publications appropriate for their stage. Candidates should also demonstrate a track record in securing research funding, or potential to attract such funding with a clear ambition to develop internationally excellent activity. Candidates should have some experience of undergraduate or postgraduate teaching. We are particularly seeking candidates who can strengthen the activities of the Aston Brain centre (ABC). Candidates should have a publication track record in one or more of our core areas: MEG, fMRI, EEG, TMS and cognitive behavioural methods. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally, and the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development. Candidates must have a Doctorate in Psychology and a 2:1 or 1st class degree in Psychology or an aligned field.

The successful candidate will join an established group of Psychologists who deliver accredited undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Psychology. Members of the Psychology Department belong to either the Applied Health Research Group (AHRG) or the Basic and Applied Neurosciences Group (BANG). Further information about research activities may be found at and

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Psychology, Professor Richard Tunney ( for informal discussion about the posts before applying. You may also wish to consult the Director of Research for Applied Health, Dr Claire Farrow ( or the Director of Research for Basic and Applied Neuroscience Prof. Brian Roberts ( Our web site at provides further details about the School of Life & Health Sciences.

The minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years. However, the normal expectation is that Lecturers will transfer to a continuing appointment during this period on demonstrating acceptable performance in their research, teaching and other duties.