Lecturer in Psychology

Swansea University - Human and Health Sciences

Fixed term for 2 years

Main Purpose of the Post

As a result of greatly increased student numbers and a very successful REF2014 outcome the College of Human and Health Sciences is seeking to expand its research and teaching strengths in the Department of Psychology through the appointment of a Fixed Term Lecturer. The lecturer will be required to teach and mark on modules appropriate to their area of expertise, supervise undergraduate and post-graduate projects, as well as conducting and reporting internationally recognised research that can make a significant contribution to the psychology submission (UoA4) in Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2020. There are no limitations to the area of expertise of the post, although applicants with an interest in areas including sleep, dietary behaviour, or the philosophy of psychology would be particularly welcome.

The appointment will be on a Research Academic Career Pathway.

The applicant  will be encouraged to develop their own portfolio of funded projects, as well as forming fruitful interactions and collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. The appointee will seek to operate at an international level and publish research in respected journals.

The post requires the teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students in Psychology, and across the College where required.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake administration as deemed appropriate by the Head of Department.

The Department

The Department of Psychology has a flourishing research community with particular research strengths in many areas of psychology. In REF 2014 Psychology at Swansea was rated as having 44% world-leading research (4*) and was ranked 1st equal in the UK psychology for research impact (100% world-leading (4*)). The Department has considerable laboratory space and access to equipment for many areas of the discipline, including shielded EEG and fMRI and NIRS (Near InfraRed Spectroscopy), further details are below.


Closing date: 11pm on 31 August 2017

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