Assistant Professor (Education & Research EDUC23-1)

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Durham (County) (GB)
Grade 7 £35,333 - £42,155 per annum / Grade 8 £43,414 - £51,805 per annum
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at Durham University  

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high-quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.  

Find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Durham area on our Why Durham? information page

A competitive salary is only one part of the many fantastic benefits you will receive if you join the University: you will also receive access to the following Total Rewards – Grade 7 and Grade 8.   

The School

The School of Education at Durham University is one of the very best in the country and beyond. 

The School represents an environment that is conducive to producing research of world-leading quality and enabling outstanding impact, in terms of its vitality and sustainability. This is evidenced by the fact that, for instance, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2021), 86.7% of the publications produced by colleagues at the School of Education was considered world leading or internationally excellent in terms of their rigour, significance and originality. At the same time research conducted at the School of Education has a strong impact beyond academia as it changes or benefits the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life (100% of impact case studies submitted to REF 2021 were considered outstanding in terms of their reach and significance). 

The School of Education is committed to research-led teaching and diversity in approaches to accommodate needs and potential of student learners. Our current portfolio of teaching ranges from undergraduate programmes (a BA in Education Studies and a BA in Primary Education), through Postgraduate Taught Masters pathways (from MAEd to MA Research Methods) to Postgraduate Research. Overall, we are ranked 2nd in the Complete University Guide, and have a top 100 ranking in both the QS and THE 2023 World University Rankings by subject.

For more information, please visit our School pages at School of Education -Durham University.

The Vacancy

The school seeks to appoint an academic at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Psychology and Education. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of educational psychology and /or subfield(s) of psychology as relevant to education. 

We are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a research focus on individual differences in learning.  

Research topics may include but are not limited to: learning and development in childhood and beyond; personality and individual differences as antecedents, correlates and outcomes of learning; and the measurement of interindividual differences and intra-individual change of cognitive and conative attributes in the context of learning and development.

Successful applicants will be expected to actively contribute to the Thematic Research Cluster “Psychology & Education” (details can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/education/research/areas/psychology--education/