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Senior Lecturer / Reader in Psychology

Egham, United Kingdom
£58,155 to £67,048 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

Department of Psychology

Location: Egham
Salary: £58,155 to £67,048 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 16 June 2024
Reference: 0524-161

Right to work: Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.  Full time, Permanent

Applications are invited for Research &Teaching position in the Department of Psychology, School of Life Sciences and the Environment. We are looking for an ambitious, research-driven scientist with a background in any area of psychology or neuroscience. The post is available from 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The department is internationally recognised for world-class research and teaching. The Department was ranked joint 3rd in the UK for its research excellence in the REF2021. We also receive strong ratings from our students for teaching (NSS). The Department has excellent research facilities, including a research-dedicated MRI, EEG, TMS, eye trackers, behavioural testing suites, and social and infant observation labs, as well as strong links with clinical organisations and government, industry, and charity affiliations. We are proud of our atmosphere of strong collegiality in the department; we are highly committed to principles of equity and diversity and we recently renewed our Athena Swan Silver Award. We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and development opportunities.

Candidates should have a strong publication track record and a record of attracting competitive funding. They should bring new potential for delivering ground-breaking scientific discoveries and will make a strong contribution to our vibrant research culture. Applicants should also demonstrate strong commitment to delivering an outstanding experience for our students and possess the broad range of skills required to teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are looking for a colleague with ability to contribute to administration and leadership in the department. An appointment will be made at Reader rather than Senior Lecturer level if the application evidences outstanding research achievements at the higher level.

Reader will make a broad and sustained contribution to the field and discipline nationally and internationally, and to demonstrate sustained and exceptional performance in research.  Whilst an Senior Lecturer will provide academic leadership in both teaching and research, with a sustained contribution to the field and discipline at national and international level. Candidates only need to submit one application to be considered for both levels of appointment. Applicants should indicate which role they are applying for in their application.

This is post based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and Heathrow Airport, and within commuting distance from Central London. Information about our existing research and teaching programmes can be found here:

Informal enquiries regarding this post can be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Hanna Zagefka

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0524-161

Closing Date: 23:59, 16 June 2024

Interview Dates: To be Confirmed (likely to be 15th and 16th July 2024)

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification


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One of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s top 20 universities, ranked 129 globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015-16). We sit within the top 25% of UK universities for research that is rated world leading or internationally recognised and at 89%, our 2015 National Student Survey satisfaction rating is the highest of the University of London institutions.

The university has 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law. We combine our world-class research and excellence in teaching with a global perspective, creating a close-knit community that inspires success. With some 9,000 students learning from internationally renowned academics and researchers, ours is a unique culture, where our students and colleagues feel recognised as individuals. We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey, less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where our community thrives.

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