Professor of Psychology

Edge Hill University - Psychology

Support early career researchers to obtain ‘world leading’ REF outputs

About You

To be successful you will be a nationally or internationally acclaimed scholar in psychology; have the demonstrable ability to provide academic leadership and generate external funding to support research projects.

With a proven leadership capacity; you will build highly effective working relationships and support early career researchers in a strategically important research mentoring role.

About the Role

You will play a key part in enabling the development of research profiles, and for the development of a strong submission for the next REF exercise. You will provide research leadership, excellent teaching and support on appropriate modules and take a lead role in the continuous review and development of the curriculum.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

Our comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme gives you the opportunity to; have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, a trim from our onsite hairdresser, make an appointment for a massage and to get together with colleagues over free food and drink to watch the latest film. This is just a taste of what we offer for you to take full advantage of at Edge Hill University.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” - THE University of the Year 2014/15.

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Time Higher award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences is the largest in the University with a developing postgraduate portfolio and buoyant applications to its diverse portfolio. As part of its on-going success and growth it is continuing to expand the Faculty of Arts and Science team and wishes to appoint outstanding individuals who bring with them innovative and creative ideas and are enthusiastic about being part of a team that leads the way at a national and international level in the field.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, and voted Best University Workplace 2015, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for an ambitious and high performing Professor of Psychology.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences at

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