Assistant Professor in Psychology (2 Posts)

University of Nottingham - Psychology

Location: University Park
Salary: £34,956 to £46,924 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of Psychology seeks to appoint up to two new Assistant Professors to further enhance our provision of excellent teaching and widen our world-class research profile.

The University of Nottingham is a world-class institution with award winning campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China. It was ranked 8th (based on research power) of all UK Universities in the last national research audit (REF 2014). In the same exercise, the School of Psychology was the major partner in a combined unit (Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience) that was ranked in the top 10 in the UK (for research power). This highlights the quality of the research environment available in Nottingham, making it an ideal place for ambitious and talented academics to develop their international research profile. Nottingham is the cultural centre of the Midlands with good transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe. The city offers affordable housing, a broad range of recreational opportunities and access to excellent schools.

The School of Psychology has thriving research programmes and outstanding facilities in the areas of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience, social and health psychology, and developmental psychology. Further information about the School’s research profile and details of our considerable investments in research are available at:

Applications are invited for the above posts from candidates with a proven record of research and teaching in any area of Psychology. The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of research facilities and will be supported with an appropriate start-up package. Duties will include research, administration, and teaching through lectures, seminars, practical classes, tutorials and project supervision as directed by the Head of School/Director of Teaching. Most of the School's undergraduate teaching supports courses in Psychology (BSc) and Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (BSc). In additional, the School runs a number of popular post-graduate taught programs in specialist areas of Psychology.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area, extensive knowledge and understanding of specialised areas of psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience and significant postdoctoral research and teaching experience.

This permanent full-time position is available from 1 February 2017.

Athena Swan: The School is very proud to hold an Athena Swan Silver Award, in recognition of our firm commitment to the advancement of women’s careers in STEMM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine) and to gender equality. See for further information.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Paul McGraw, tel: 0115 9515295 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Midlands of England