Post-doctoral Researcher, Art and Society

Egham, United Kingdom
£36,438 to £40,721 per annum - including London Allowance
27 May 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Psychology

Location: Egham
Salary: £36,438 to £40,721 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 20 June 2022
Reference: 0522-223

Full Time, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for up one Post-doctoral Researcher to work with Professor Manos Tsakiris as part of THE ARTIS (Art and Research on Transformations of Individuals and Societies) project , a Horizon 2020-funded project under the call “Societal Transformations and the Arts.”

We are looking for talented, highly-skilled and motivated researchers with a PhD in Psychology or Media & Communication or Political Communication, with background in quantitative research (experimental design, data analysis and programming) and experience with online experiments. Past research experience on psychology and art, neuroaesthetics and/or political ideology and attitudes are highly desirable.

The successful applicant will work together with Professor Tsakiris, our partners at the ARTIS project ( ) and will also benefit from their affiliation with the Centre for the Politics of Feelings ( The focus of the research will be on studying if and how art experience may be linked to or influence political attitudes, whether and how engagement with art relates to various forms of political engagement and support for certain political structures and whether this relationship varies as a function of country-level variables. The research to be conducted will use a range of methodologies, bringing together insights from the arts and the humanities as well as social sciences.

The Psychology Department, located in Egham, close to Central London, has an excellent research profile (rated 6th in the latest Research Excellence Framework) and benefits from state-of-the-art research facilities (e.g. MRI, TMS, EEG, cognitive behavioural testing suites, Babylab).

The preferred start date is September 2022 or as soon as can be arranged for 1 year. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Manos Tsakiris at and more information about the project can be found here:

Interested applicants should submit online:

  • The College’s standard online application form,
  • One full curriculum vitae with a list of publications and contact details of two academic referees;
  • A 1-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of interest, and your motivation for applying for this position

Please submit these documents as attachments as part of your online application form.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

The post will be based between Egham, Surrey where the College is situated, and the Centre for the Politics of Feelings at the Senate House, University of London, Bloomsbury.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0522-223

Closing Date: 23:59pm, 20 June 2022

Interview Date: TBC

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