Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Psychology

University of Stirling - Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Post

The University of Stirling wishes to appoint a Psychologist within the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out excellent research and teaching, commensurate with Psychology’s international profile. The post holder will be expected to strengthen our reputation as an outward looking and well-connected centre for high-quality research, with impact. Applicants should also be able to deliver high-quality teaching, developing and enhancing the student experience at Stirling.

The post provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to a programme of innovative inter-disciplinary research within the Division of Psychology, enhancing existing research within the Cognition in Complex Environments and Behaviour & Evolution research groups. The successful candidate will have the motivation, enthusiasm and drive to help us achieve the University's ambitious targets in relation to research and internationalisation set out in our Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

We seek to appoint an experienced cognitive scientist focused on the examination of psychological questions in the real world. Researchers with a track record for combining basic theory driven science with a translational or impact focus will be prioritised (for example, cognitive neuroscience or neuropsychology researchers with experience investigating real world problems). Research in this area ( is supported by lab-based and mobile versions of eye-tracking and EEG, TMS and tDCS brain stimulation equipment, and a wide range of memory, attention and perception facilities. Researchers are sought with existing expertise in real world cognition (, but individuals with expertise and experience that complements and/or extends our existing methods and approaches are particularly welcome.

Description of Duties

A solid contribution to our research profile will be required along with a clear research trajectory indicating the candidate’s potential for generating substantial grant income.

Candidates must also have evidence of the ability to develop and implement innovative and creative approaches to teaching Psychology, such as student-led learning, outdoor/experiential learning or leadership and personal development focused approaches.

The Faculty is looking to appoint self-motivated individuals who are trustworthy and reliable, have a positive attitude, and are able to work well with others to enhance our reputation as a leading centre for Psychological Science.

The following activities will be expected of the post holder:

Research and Knowledge Exchange

  • Developing objectives for own or joint research and knowledge exchange.
  • Producing high quality research publications of international standing.
  • Generating joint and individual research grant applications and contract income to support research activity.


  • Contributing to teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
  • Developing own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance.
  • Collaborating with academic colleagues on course development and curriculum changes.
  • Supervising work of students and providing advice as a Personal Tutor.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of innovative MSc programmes.
  • Supervising MSc and PhD students.


  • Engaging in continuous professional development.
  • Liaising with relevant staff in relation to marketing, communication and recruitment.
  • Carrying out administrative tasks as determined by the Head of Psychology.
  • Responsibility for module and programme leadership and quality enhancement.
  • Supporting the professional development of other staff.

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