Associate Professor/Principal Teaching Fellow in Clinical Psychology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£53,353 to £67,060 Per annum
05 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Psychology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £53,353 to £67,060 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 01 November 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2000922JW

The School of Psychology at the University of Southampton is seeking to make a number of strategic appointments (≈4 full-time equivalent) to support education and research across our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programmes, and MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology. 

We welcome applications from academic clinical psychologists in any area of clinical psychology, psychopathology, and/or neuroscience that will complement our basic and translational research and education into mental health:

We also welcome applications from colleagues who are not clinically qualified but who have a track record in mental health research and education. 

You will be part of an innovative and dynamic clinical psychology and contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and supervision. 

The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme at the University of Southampton are committed to the scientist-practitioner model, are firmly rooted in the core values of the NHS Constitution and have over 30 years' experience in clinical training in partnership with our local NHS Trusts and related organisations. Two different employment pathways are available: education-led or balanced across research and education.  Clinical psychologists with expertise in  teaching clinical skills and the aspiration to develop their research can apply to work on an education pathway. This will provide an opportunity to build a research portfolio that complements current research activity in the school. Alternatively, applicants with a growing national/international research track record, evidenced by publications/grant applications, can apply to work on a balanced pathway.

Our School has expertise in developmental and applied psychopathology, psychological interventions across the lifespan and affective neuroscience. The School of Psychology at Southampton is recognised for producing world-leading, high-impact research, supported by excellent research facilities (REF2014). These include purpose-built laboratories for neuropsychological/cognitive testing, social interaction and behavioural observation, therapeutic intervention, child/family studies, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), neurostimulation (TMS/tDCS), psychophysiology, eye-tracking, virtual reality, and psychopharmacology. 

Our School is one of the largest providers of postgraduate research and clinical training in the UK, offering a range of MSc programmes (Clinical, Health, Research Methods), research doctorates (PhD), Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology (DClin) and Educational Psychology (DEdPsy), and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 

We enjoy long-standing collaborations with University research groups in Medicine (Psychiatry, Primary Care), Biological Sciences (Neuroscience), Health Sciences and Education. The Institute for Life Sciences supports further cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our strategic partnerships with NHS Trusts, schools, Government, charities and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2014) and attract significant grant income from all major research funders. The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. 

Psychology is an ambitious and successful School, ranked in the Global Top 100 (QS, 2020), as well as a friendly and positive place to work. You will join a highly collegiate and professional team who are keen to share expertise, provide mentorship, and support professional development. The School values diversity and equality. It recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance, including part-time working. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. The School of Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award demonstrating our commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. 

For further details about the post you are invited to contact Professor Matt Garner (Head of Psychology; , Dr Margo Ononaiye (Programme Director – DClin;

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application. If you need any assistance, please call Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 2000922JW on all correspondence.

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