Lecturer in Animal Welfare and Behaviour

Belfast (GB)
£35,550 - £49,149 per annum
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Queen’s University Belfast
Lecturer in Animal Welfare and Behaviour    
Ref: 18/106303 

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.

Two posts are to undertake research in the area of animal welfare, in line with the School’s research strategy, the successful candidates will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and they will contribute to School administration/outreach activities.  

The successful applicants will contribute to the activities of the Animal Behaviour Centre, further information can be found at http://go.qub.ac.uk/AnimalBehaviourCentre 

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:

  • An Undergraduate honours degree in Psychology or closely related discipline, or, postgraduate degree in Psychology.
  • A PhD (or be about to obtain) in a relevant area of research (PhD must be completed at time of taking up post).
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant research experience.
  • Strong theoretical and empirical background in animal welfare and behaviour.
  • Research experience in animal welfare and behaviour.
  • Research interests that are sustainable and that complement and enhance existing research activities within the School, particularly the interests of the existing staff in the Animal Behaviour Centre.
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed journals/conference papers, commensurate with stage of career and ability to be returned in REF 2020
  • Experience of teaching psychology to undergraduates/postgraduates (When completing the application, individuals must provide information on their teaching experience, including degree programme, class size, type of teaching e.g. lectures, tutorials).
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.

Further information about the School can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/schools/psy/jobs/ 

Informal enquires may be directed to Head of School, Professor Peter Hepper, email: p.hepper@qub.ac.uk or enquires about the Animal Behaviour Centre may be directed to Dr Deborah Wells, email: d.wells@qub.ac.uk 

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 2 May 2018

Salary scale:     £35,550 - £49,149 per annum (potential to progress to £52,132 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date:     Monday 16 April 2018

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

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.