Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sleep Science

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£37,473 - £53,353
06 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sleep Science
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Ref: HLS/22/13301

Salary: £37,473 - £53,353

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Grade: 7 or 6

Closing date: 09/10/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Type: Full Time


In REF 2021 the Department of Psychology was ranked at 15th in the UK for research power. The overall submission to unit of assessment 4 was 76% 3/4*, with 95% of the staff base included in the submission.  As a researcher within the Department of Psychology, you would have access to a brand new research space hosting 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. polysomnography, 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. The department of Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of its organisational and cultural practices promoting gender equality. 

You will join a strong team in the Northumbria Sleep research group to deliver externally funded research producing upper quartile outputs with impact.  The group has expertise in insomnia and its treatment, circadian rhythms, sleep disturbances in neurodegenerative dementia, and biological correlates of sleep.  You will lead on the development and delivery of an MRes in Sleep Science to provide specialist training on sleep research coupled with opportunities to gain practical experience in both our lab and those of our international partners.  You will also contribute to the supervision of undergraduate projects, postgraduate theses and PhD students, and the delivery of undergraduate modules.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Mark Moss (Head of Department) or Libby Orme (Associate Professor)

This post is advertised across our Assistant Professor and Lecturer roles (role descriptions are attached). Colleagues appointed into our Lecturer grade are usually early career academics who are supported through their probationary period to develop their Academic profile. Upon completion of probation objectives these colleagues are automatically moved into the Assistant Professor role.  The selection panel will assess your application and discuss with you which role you are being considered for at selection and appointment stages.  

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 documents into a single file.

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Northumbria University is a great place to work.  We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance.  To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff.  We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community.  The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.  

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

Please note this vacancy will close on 09/10/2022