Assistant Professor in Developmental Science
The Department of Psychology at Durham University seeks to appoint up to eight talented individuals to the role of Assistant Professor. In the current call, we welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Developmental Science. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/psychology/
The Developmental Science group's expertise includes atypical (including neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health), comparative, prenatal, sensory-motor, embodiment, cognitive, and cross-cultural development. Over the past three years, the group's 7 staff have supervised 19 Postdoc/RA staff and 29 PhD/MRes students across a range of projects supported by substantial external research funding. Members of this supportive and vibrant research group direct two Developmental Masters programmes and direct the University's Centre for Developmental Disorders (https://www.dur.ac.uk/devdis), and are actively engaged in cross-departmental and cross-institutional partnerships. The group benefits from cutting-edge facilities for developmental research, including immersive virtual reality, whole-body motion capture, eye-tracking and thermal imaging, and a family-friendly reception room and behavioural testing suite. Information about our current research can be found at https://tinyurl.com/durdev, https://tinyurl.com/durdevfb, and https://twitter.com/dur_devpsy.
The Department of Psychology is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence and interdisciplinarity across the breadth of psychological and behavioural science. We are currently ranked in the top 100 of Psychology Departments world-wide according to the QS World Rankings. The department's research groupings reflect our major areas of activity: Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science, & Quantitative Social Psychology. Each group also leads a taught Masters programme, alongside a prestigious undergraduate programme in Psychology and a new undergraduate programme in Behavioural Science, extending our research strengths into the next generation. In addition, the department houses a number of University Research Centres which bring in staff from across the department, university, and region to focus on key research issues. The department's broad approach to the discipline places it in an excellent position to take advantage of emerging opportunities and challenges and our collegiate approach allows staff to work across research areas to provide novel solutions to global problems.
Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience. Less than 3 hours north of London, an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, and ten minutes from the centre of Newcastle, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. Close to the Northumberland National park and coastline, the Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our University is situated within truly breath-taking scenery and local attractions.