Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology

Bristol (GB)
£32,004 - £48,327
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
01 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology
Ref: 1638510

Department: Health & Social Sciences
Campus/location: Frenchay campus
Salary band: G-H - £32,004 - £48,327
Duration of post: Permanent
Post is open to: External and internal candidates
Closing date: 1st May 2017

Job overview

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

With over 450 inspiring staff and over 8000 aspiring students, the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences strives to provide higher education with impact and positive benefits for society. The Faculty is a large, diverse and dynamic part of the University, bringing together experts from Allied Health Professions, Applied Sciences, Health and Social Sciences and Nursing and Midwifery.

We are united by our commitment to providing an inspirational and career-creating learning experience for all our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students, one that equips them with the skills, knowledge, enterprise, real-world experience and confidence to succeed in a wide range of environments. It’s a commitment backed by an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence, world-class facilities, strong partnerships and a focus on research with impact at regional, national and global levels.

Our staff are professional practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their specialist areas. Our students benefit from their cutting-edge insight, practical experience and innovative approaches to teaching. We collaborate closely with employers and stakeholders to ensure that our curricula remain current, topical and relevant to societal needs. Many of our programmes also lead to professional registration and accreditation.

All our programmes have a substantial practice-orientation providing students with opportunities to apply their academic knowledge to real-world challenges through clinical practice, work-based experience, fieldwork and residential trips in the UK and abroad. Our partners offer placements or internships, set live briefs, participate in teaching and work with us on research projects and provide graduate jobs.

This practical focus is also reflected in our continuing investment in state-of-the-art facilities. We have excellent formal and informal learning spaces, in addition to a range of research and teaching facilities including the Psychology Laboratory suite that includes the Human Interaction Lab, Counselling suite, Psychophysiology Lab, Developmental Lab, Sports and Exercise Lab and the Psychology Undergraduate Lab. We have a wide range of specialist equipment including driving simulators, Bio-Pac systems, ALS desktop eye tracking systems and EEG systems (QuickAmp 32 channel with BrainVision and EGl 128 channel with NetStation 5). We also have an extensive library of psychometric measures.

The Faculty has a vibrant research culture, organised around four University Centres of Excellence The Centre for Appearance Research, The Centre for Health and Clinical Research, The Centre for Research in Biosciences and the Science Communication Unit; and three research groups in Social Sciences; Public Health and Wellbeing; and Psychological Science (themes in cognitive & neuroscience; developmental psychology; psychologically informed environments & interventions). Across the University more broadly we also work with colleagues in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology and the Health Technology Hub in the University Enterprise Zone.

The Faculty’s work makes world-leading contributions to the global academic community and society, as well as enhancing the quality of our teaching and the student experience

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology 2. The job is to engage with and delivery on the academic, scholarly and administrative duties.

Psychology at UWE Bristol is located in the interdisciplinary Department of Health and Social Sciences. We offer a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programmes accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and other professional bodies. We are focussed on the delivery of high quality teaching and an excellent student experience, coupled with outstanding research, all delivered with a strong emphasis on the application of academic understanding to real-world contexts with impact. Due to our continuing success, we are now recruiting academic staff in a number of areas. Working effectively with colleagues, you will be expected to contribute to a learning environment where students have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to attain the career to which they aspire and to carry out complementary research, knowledge exchange and/or professional practice.

You will have a PhD or Doctorate in Psychology and possess sufficient breadth and/or depth of specialist knowledge in psychology with an emphasis on social psychology utilising qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Kris Kinsey on 0117 32 82179 or email to: