Assistant/ Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Psychology

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant/ Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Psychology (5 posts at grades 7, 8 and 9)

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.   

About us:

Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city. 

The role: 

Ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide and amongst the top 100 psychology departments worldwide according to the QS World rankings – and the proud holders of an Athena SWAN silver award for gender equality in academia – there is no better place in which to further your career.  We are currently undergoing an ambitious development in which we are seeking to recruit five scholars as Assistant and Associate Professors who will bolster our quantitative social science capabilities.  With individual and group research at the heart of these roles, you will therefore benefit from the support of our extensive facilities such as a motion capture lab and eye movement tracking with full IT and mechanical research support from departmental technicians.  Seeking to have your work published and reach world-class standards, you will share a commitment to establish Durham as a world-leading centre of excellence in quantitative social science.  You will also contribute to attracting and supervising doctoral students, plus teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules using a variety of innovative methods. 

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree with a PhD in Psychology. Grade 7 candidates may be in the process of completing their PhD and as such, aren’t expected to have the experience outlined below.  They will, however, be confident that they can achieve these standards. 
  • The confident ability to attract and mentor PhD students. 
  • Research excellence in quantitative social psychology, with an in-depth research plan that has the potential to make an impact internationally.  You should also have the ability to secure funding. 
  • A reputation for research excellence, with published outputs in peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Fantastic teaching skills, with the ability to educate both small and large groups. You will also confidently use technology and other relevant techniques.  Grade 9 candidates will also have achieved HEA status, while grade 8 candidates may be in the process of achieving this. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with the willingness to support administrative duties assigned by the Head of Department.  
  • Grade 9 candidates will have made a recognised contribution to the development of their research field, with impact beyond their institution. 
  • Grade 9 candidates will also have evidence of leadership roles or have made a significant contribution to leadership activities. 

How to apply:

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals. 

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.  

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 10th November 2017