Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Psychology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£36,382 - £51,800
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology is seeking applications from excellent candidates whose research and teaching complements or builds upon our existing strengths.  We welcome applicants from all areas of the discipline and particularly in the areas of Sport and Exercise, Forensic, and Occupational Psychology, and Sleep science. Our current research forms three clusters: Cognition & Neuroscience, Evolution & Social Interaction, and Health & Wellbeing, and we are also home to three specialist laboratories: the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre, the Northumbria Sleep Research Lab, and the Psychology and Communication Technologies Lab (PaCTLab). The Department also plays a leading role in two university-wide multidisciplinary research themes: Integrated Health and Social Care, and Human and Digital Design.

Your responsibilities

  • Design, development and delivery of high-quality modules that embed your expertise into research-led teaching
  • 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
  • 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 (AP) 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 department of Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze 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: 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 over 1000 undergraduate students and nearly 200 postgraduate students, across two undergraduate and six postgraduate programmes, plus a rapidly growing distance learning provision. 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. Academic staff have the choice of enrolling in the sector-leading Teachers’ Pension Scheme, or (subject to conditions) the USS pension scheme.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds are currently under-represented in the Department of Psychology, we would particularly welcome applications from candidates from these minoritised ethnic backgrounds. All appointments however will be made on merit.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Mark Moss (

For more information about the Department please visit

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 up to a maximum of 4.  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.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022