Lecturer in Psychology

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£33,943 to £46,924 per annum
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
01 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer in Psychology
Life & Health Sciences
Salary:  £33,943 to £46,924 per annum 
Grade:  Grade 8 and Grade 9
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (The minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years, with the possibility of transfer to continuing appointments)
Basis:  Full Time 
Closing Date:  Monday 01 May 2017
Reference:  R170149

Aston’s School of Life and Health Sciences was ranked 5th out of 94 UK Higher Education Institutions for research in Allied Health Professions in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 94% of our research being rated world-leading or internationally excellent. Members of the Psychology Department are members of the Applied Health Research Group (AHRG) or the Basic and Applied Neurosciences Group (BANG), with Health Psychologists in AHRG.  The School of Life and Health Sciences is an established provider of high quality learning and teaching, including postgraduate training in Health Psychology.   Psychology undergraduate students reported an overall satisfaction of 92% in the 2016 National Students Survey.

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, the School is seeking to build on its established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint four new colleagues who will contribute to the research and teaching profile in Psychology at Aston University.  Up to two appointments will be at Lecturer level.  These are in addition to the lectureship in Brain and Behaviour, advertised separately.

Candidates for the Lectureships may be in the early stages of their academic career but must be able to demonstrate a record of research excellence appropriate for their stage, a track record in securing research funding, or potential to attract such funding with a clear ambition to develop internationally recognised activity. Submission to REF 2020 is an expected target.

Candidates for the Lectureships should have some experience of undergraduate or postgraduate teaching.  The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision of project students. They will be expected to offer a specialised final year option for the BSc Psychology single honours in their area of expertise.  If a suitable teaching qualification is not already held, they will obtain this at Aston University. Experience of, or aptitude for, teaching in one of the following areas of psychology would be advantageous: Clinical/Abnormal; Social; Developmental (including Ageing); Auditory and/or Visual Perception.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Psychology, Professor Helen Pattison (0121-204 4073; email: for informal discussion about the posts before applying. You may also wish to consult the Research Directors, Dr Claire Farrow for AHRG (0121-204 5384; email: and Professor Brian Roberts for BANG (0121-204 3887; email: 

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.

Closing date: Monday 1 May
Interview date: week commencing 15 May