Lecturer B / Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Surrey, United Kingdom
£46,041 to £61,819 per annum
17 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Psychological Interventions

Location: Guildford
Salary: £46,041 to £61,819 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 18 July 2022
Reference: 037622

The Clinical Psychology Doctoral training programme has an exciting opening for an academic to join the Clinical Psychology Research Team under the leadership of Drs Chrissie Jones and Hannah Frith. The current team are a welcoming, innovative and cohesive group with a wide variety of research interests and expertise in training. The PsychD Programme in Clinical Psychology is based in the School of Psychology of the University of Surrey, Guildford which has an outstanding reputation for applied psychology training and research.

We are seeking to appoint an emerging leader in Clinical Psychology/mental health research who will join a School and Faculty with research ambition and a drive to have real impact in the world. We welcome applications from people who have worked within one or more of the following disciplines Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Community Psychology or mental health/distress more generally, and whose research addresses social justice and health inequalities. We are particularly interested in people whose work focuses on developing creative and novel research methodologies which are underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of theory.

Over the last year the Clinical Psychology Team at the University of Surrey have launched two research groups which provides the focus for our research:

  • Applied Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Social Justice and Inequalities in Mental Health

We would be keen to hear from individuals with an interest in the interaction of psychological factors with mental health and wellbeing. An interest in Social justice and Health inequalities would be welcomed to strengthen our work in this area as we are building national reputation in this area. Strong applicants will draw on critical theory (including critical psychology, community psychology, feminism, queer theory, critical race theory and critical disability studies) to promote a psychosocial understanding of mental distress as a meaningful response to adversity (such as poverty, war/conflict, violence, trauma, abuse, and discrimination) which is shaped by social inequalities (in relation to race, class, sexuality, gender, disability, etc.).

You will be joining a vibrant Department with an active research culture and a clear remit to develop and extend the reach of Clinical Psychological research. As a small department we are keen to appoint someone that works well as a member of a team, is passionate about collaborative and coproduced research and  is motivated to supervise doctoral research projects. We welcome applicants working with a range of methods. All post-holders will hold a doctorate in psychology, or equivalent and contribute directly to research, teaching and learning and administration. In addition to salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, excellent development opportunities, and on-site nursery.

Interviews will be held in: 8th August 2022

Further information about the University and the School of Psychology can be found at: For an informal discussion please contact (email: Hannah Frith  research lead of Social Justice and Health Inequalities (email: or Chrissie Jones  research lead for Applied Clinical and Health Psychology(

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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