Senior Lecturer/Reader in Cognitive Psychology/ Cognitive Neuropsychology

Staffordshire (GB)
27 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Keele University



Senior Lecturer/Reader in Cognitive Psychology/ Cognitive Neuropsychology

Grade 9
Senior Lecturer starting salary: £49,772 per annum
Reader starting salary: £51,260 per annum

Post Ref: KU00000235

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £134 million, 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

As part of the continued development and expansion of Keele School of Psychology, we are seeking to appoint a new Senior Lecturer/Reader in Cognitive Psychology/ Cognitive Neuropsychology to lead a growing group of cognitive psychologists. This post is a key appointment which will be of central importance in enhancing the School’s research profile, developing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision and extending the School’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally.  Specifically you will engage in and publish world leading research and generate significant research income; successfully supervise PhD and MSc students; offer leadership in research; undertake teaching responsibilities relevant to programmes of the School; and contribute more widely to the School through service, administration and leadership.

The School of Psychology is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellence in research, teaching and community engagement. Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in any area of cognitive psychology and its applications. You should have a PhD in Psychology or a related area, extensive experience of research and teaching together with a significant publication record in peer-reviewed journals and experience in gaining research funding.  You should also have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.  In addition, candidates should have experience in leadership and management in an academic environment coupled with the ability to motivate and co-ordinate other staff.

The School of Psychology has over 25 members of academic staff but with plans to increase this substantially over the next five years. The School  is well resourced for research and has extensive external collaboration with a wide range of partners.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Michael Murray, Head of School, Email: or Professor Nicky Edelstyn, Director of Research Email:

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role. 

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Closing date for applications: 7 December 2016.

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