Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Psychology

Bradford, West Yorkshire (GB)
£38,464 - £413,155 Grade 8 £45,737 - £52,841 Grade 9
09 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

With over 50 years of academic excellence and having been recently named the UK's University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2020 by The Times and Sunday Times, the University of Bradford has continued to grow its international reputation and innovative course provision. With almost 10,000 students, the University is pioneering in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, students, and of society as a whole.

The Department of Psychology is an outward-facing Department that embraces interdisciplinary work, particularly within the broad theme of Health and Wellbeing, and pushes the boundaries of psychological knowledge regionally, nationally and internationally. We continue to build on our research strengths after our first REF submission in 2021 and in our teaching strengths by training the next generation of 'Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners' at the behest of the NHS and we continue to broaden our suite of programmes in psychology.  Applications from all areas of psychology will be considered. 

Successful applicants will have submitted or completed a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline, will have some experience of teaching undergraduates and will have demonstrated potential for high quality published outputs. They will show a trajectory of developing into internationally excellent research leaders and will be supported to do so by our mentoring provision offered by well-qualified and experienced senior staff.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Paul Sullivan, Head of Department of Psychology ( and Professor Peter Mitchell (, Head of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences. 

In return, we offer:

•    Excellent salary package Grade 8 £38,474 - £43,155 and Grade 9 £45,737 - £52,841. 

•    Generous pension scheme through USS. Universities Superannuation Scheme  

•    Annual leave starting at 25 days (Grade 8) 30 days (Grade 9), plus an additional eight bank holidays and five customary holidays (taken at Easter and Christmas) per year.

•    Family friendly policies.

•    Multiple staff support networks.

We are a family-friendly University with an agile workforce and are open to flexible working arrangements.