Lecturer in Psychology (Brain and Behaviour)

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

Lecturer in Psychology (Brain and Behaviour)
Life & Health Sciences
Salary:  £33,943 to £46,924 per annum 
Grade:  Grade 8 and Grade 9
Basis:  Full Time 
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)
Closing Date:  Monday 01 May 2017
Reference:  R170148

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 several new colleagues who will contribute to the research and teaching profile in Psychology at Aston University. 

Candidates for the Lectureship in Brain and Behaviour should have experience of undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision of project students. Specifically they will be expected to contribute to modules in Brain and Behaviour.  They will also 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 successfully complete this at Aston University.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a record of research excellence appropriate for their stage of career and a track record in securing research funding, or potential to attract such funding. Submission to REF 2020 is an expected target.  The successful candidate will be expected to join BANG and will have the skills and experience to develop an independent research programme which complements the work of researchers at Aston. A research interest in Affective Neuroscience would be advantageous.

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 Professor Brian Roberts, Research Director 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

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