Professor (Perception Action Psychology)

Belfast (GB)
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Queen’s University Belfast

Professor (Perception Action Psychology)     
Ref: 18/106311

School of Psychology

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s University Belfast, one of the top 24 research intensive Universities in the UK, has committed significant new investment to the School of Psychology to build on areas of research excellence.  Research in the School is cutting edge, internationally recognised and has wide reaching impact.   

As part of its strategic development, the School of Psychology is seeking to appoint a new Chair in the area of Perception Action Psychology
The successful candidate will undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy, they will teach and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and take a leading role in the direction of research and in the teaching and administration of the School.
Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an 
international organisation.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology or related discipline (minimum 2.i) 
  • PhD by research in Psychology or an area relevant to the post
  • Research experience in an area of Perception Action Psychology that consolidates and enhances existing research strengths in the School
  • Outstanding track record of research excellence as indicated by:
    • Publications in peer reviewed journals (RAE 3*/4* level);
    • Successful grant applications;
    • Experience of managing research projects;
    • Capable of delivering academic leadership through long-term strategic research vision;
    • International collaborations;
    • Keynote addresses and invitations to present at prestigious scientific conferences.
  • Extensive teaching experience of undergraduate Psychology students.
  • Supervision of undergraduate psychology student projects and thesis work.
  • Supervision and teaching of postgraduate research students.
  • Experience of academic management, e.g. co-ordinator of taught course modules or elements, programme director, director of research, large research grant management.

Further information about the School can be found at 

Informal enquires may be directed to Head of School, Professor Peter Hepper, email: or for enquires about the Perception and Action Research theme please contact Professor Cathy Craig, email: 

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 May 2018

Salary: Professor salary will be determined in accordance with the Professorial ranges as applied within the University.

Closing date:     Monday 16 April 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as people with disabilities and females are currently under-represented within the Professoriate, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups.