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Lecturer / Associate Professor in Psychology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

School of Psychology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 21 March 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2514123JW-R

The School of Psychology  is making strategic academic appointments to grow our research and research-led undergraduate and postgraduate education in social and personality psychology. 

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to innovate teaching and produce the highest quality research in areas that complement and extend our expertise in social and personality psychology. We are particularly interested in recruiting someone with expertise in self-regulation or emotion regulation. 

You will hold a doctorate in psychology or related discipline, be able to evidence excellence in teaching and research commensurate with your level, and share our ambition to deliver the highest quality research, education and training in psychological science in a research-intensive school.

The School of Psychology at Southampton is recognised for producing world-leading, high-impact research, supported by excellent research facilities (REF2021). These include purpose-built laboratories for social interaction and behavioural observation, neuropsychological/cognitive testing, therapeutic intervention and psychopharmacology, child/family studies, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), neurostimulation (TMS/tDCS), psychophysiology, pain research including quantitative sensory testing (QST), eye-tracking, virtual reality and multi-sensory processing.

We enjoy long-standing collaborations with University research groups in Social Sciences, Medicine (Psychiatry, Primary Care, Public Health), Biological Sciences (Neuroscience), Health Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science. The Institute for Life Sciences supports further cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our strategic partnerships with schools, NHS Trusts, Government, charities and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2021) and attract significant grant income from all major research funders. 

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

Psychology is an ambitious and successful School, ranked in the Global Top 150 (QS, 2022), 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. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. We recognise 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 posts, you are invited to contact Professor Matt Garner (Head of Psychology:; Professor Constantine Sedikides (Director, Centre for Research on Self and Identity:

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