Assistant Professor in Mental Health (PSYC22-8)

24 Jan 2022
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24 Feb 2022
Durham University
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date: 24th February 2022 at Midnight (UK)

The Department of Psychology at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual 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 Mental Health. 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 successful applicants will contribute to our undergraduate programme in Psychology, and join one of our expanding research groups in Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology or Quantitative Social Psychology. We are an interdisciplinary department whose current work in the mental health area is spread across our research groups and includes research on Alzheimer's and dementia, pain management, voice hearing and psychosis, anxiety in developmental disorders, solitude, body image and eating disorders, and prison suicide. These research programmes use a variety of methods and facilities including longitudinal developmental studies, cross-cultural research with hard to reach populations, virtual reality social interactions, mixed methods design, electrophysiology, neuroimaging and behavioural neuroscience.

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 groups each lead a taught Masters programme, alongside our prestigious undergraduate programme in Psychology and a new undergraduate programme in Behavioural Science. 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