Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Psychology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£35,844 - £51,034
26 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology is seeking applications from excellent candidates whose research complements or builds upon our existing strengths. 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. 

Your responsibilities 

  • Delivery of high-quality academic outputs to strengthen a future REF submission for one or more of our research themes 
  • Submission of competitive research funding bids 
  • Supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, as appropriate 
  • Development of internal and external collaborations 
  • Design, development and delivery of high quality modules that embed your expertise into research-led teaching 
  • Contribution to management and administration 

Your qualifications 

You will have a PhD in Psychology or a related area. You will have a high-quality publication record (SL/L) or the clear potential to develop high-quality publications (L). You will have a proven ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching within Psychology. You will have subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through research activity or consultancy. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of a relevant professional body is desirable. 

Why Northumbria University 

Northumbria University, situated in the heart of the city of Newcastle, is a dynamic and aspirational university, firmly committed to excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. The University holds an institutional Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its organisational and cultural practices promoting gender equality. As a researcher within the Department of Psychology, you would have access to a wide range of research resources, including: 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 nearly 1000 undergraduate students and nearly 200 postgraduate students, across two undergraduate and six postgraduate programmes. 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.  

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 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  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.

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.  

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/01/2021

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