Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) in Social Psychology

University of Bath - Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Bath is completing a significant expansion. The Department occupies a new purpose-built five storey building, containing two floors of laboratories, including state-of-the-art EEG/ERP, virtual reality, observation, psychobiology, eye-tracking, pain, cross-modal and computerised testing labs. As part of our expansion, one post is available at Reader/Senior Lecturer/Reader levels.

This appointment will help to expand our capacity in Social Psychology. Research excellence will be a more important consideration than precise area of focus, but we are particularly interested in adding to an emerging team led by the Head of the Department, focusing on issues pertaining to values, attitudes, and behaviour change. 

The Department has an established tradition of theoretically informed applied psychology, and we are seeking applicants with demonstrable research impact. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, staff were returned in different units of assessment, the largest of which (Allied Health Professions) obtained the highest REF2014 rating across the whole University. The University was ranked 12th overall in the UK in REF2014. The Department was placed second in the country in The Complete University Guide, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.bath.ac.uk/psychology/.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 06 March 2017.

The University of Bath is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and is part of the GW4 group of leading Universities (with Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). Bath is also a member of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Bath is 15 minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford.

As part of the application process, candidates will be asked to state which post they wish to be considered for (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader).

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Greg Maio (g.r.maio@bath.ac.uk; +44 (0)1225 384647).

The University of Bath has a bronze award from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

Please click the 'apply' link below to download the further details (Job Description & Person Specification, Further Particulars & Terms of Employment).

Bath, proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer, Best Campus University and 1st for Student Satisfaction

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