Assistant Professor (71076-096)

University of Warwick - Department of Psychology

The University of Warwick Psychology Department – ranked for 7th in the UK for its outputs in REF 2014 – is now making a new appointment in Psychology, with preference for expertise in the Psychology of Language and Communication.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and ambitious individual dedicated to high quality research in their field. They will engage with research across the University, and identify and develop new opportunities for funded research. Ideally, the successful candidate will also contribute towards the Department’s commitment to conducting world class research of importance to society.

The Language and Learning Research Group has expertise in, among other things, child language development, visual word processing, gestural communication, lexical semantics, computational analysis of Big Data, animal communication, and computational modelling of behaviour. We welcome applicants who would complement and/or reinforce current strengths of the Research Group, and might work with colleagues across groups/ Departments. We especially encourage candidates whose research includes issues related to education, speech and language therapy, medicine, relevant fields of biology and computing science.

Candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology or equivalent in a closely related subject. They will join a research Department committed to conducting research across a wide range of areas of psychology, with strong local, national and international networks and collaborations. Candidates will be expected to undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities supporting the work of the Department and developing and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the University. Particularly welcome will be the ability to contribute and develop the range of undergraduate / postgraduate modules currently offered in the Department.

Alongside an excellent publication record, the successful candidate should ideally have clear plans for developing funded research and for collaborating with colleagues across the University. They must be a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills. Strong candidates may also conduct work that demonstrates commitment to research of importance to society. The new Assistant Professor appointment may also benefit from a reduction in initial teaching and administrative loads.

Indefinite contract.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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