Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£48,327 to £55,998 per annum
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
01 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Languages & Social Sciences
Salary:  £48,327 to £55,998 per annum
Grade:  Grade 10
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 01 May 2017
Reference:  R170147

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. 

Candidates for the Senior Lectureship should have expertise and a strong track record in Health Psychology research evidenced by successful independent research activity including securing external research funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals, with submission to REF 2020 an expected target. The appointee will join AHRG and their expertise will complement the existing successful Health Psychology group.

Candidates should have HCPC registration as a Health Psychologist or eligibility to register.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of effective teaching in Health Psychology or related areas and an enthusiasm to engage in the strategic development of teaching programmes.  They will be asked to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision of project students including offering a specialised final year option for the BSc Psychology single honours. They will also contribute to the MSc Health Psychology, on-campus and online, and the forthcoming Stage 2 training in Health Psychology Professional Practice. Experience of teaching on related programmes at MSc level will be desirable.

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.  Experience of conducting interdisciplinary research within an applied health setting is desirable.

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 Director for AHRG, Dr Claire Farrow (0121-204 5384; 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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