Lecturer in Dementia Research

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Psychology

These two permanent full-time posts with the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) consist of a post-doctoral research fellowship progressing to a full-time permanent lectureship in dementia research (subject to satisfactory performance and compliance with visa regulations, where applicable). These posts offer an unparalleled career development opportunity for early-career researchers with a focus on psychological, social or applied health research in dementia. The posts are designed to enable the post-holders to develop their research skills and equip them to develop an independent research programme, prior to moving into a full lecturer role. During years 1 – 3 the focus will be on research conducted as part of our Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence, During years 4 – 5 while continuing this research focus the post-holders will be supported to begin the transition into the lecturer role. After 5 years the post-holders will move into the full Lecturer role in the School of Psychology. 

During the first 5 years in post, as part of our Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence the post-holders will be key members of the IDEAL-2 cohort study team, and each post-holder will play a lead role in one of two planned workstreams. This role will lead on:

  • Co-production and personalisation of measures of ‘living well’ with dementia

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The post-holders will have:

  • A PhD directly relevant to psychological, social and applied health research in dementia
  • The potential to develop an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in this area
  • A record of attracting funding for research, or the potential to attract such funding
  • An enthusiasm for inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and for working with community partners
  • A recognition of the importance of involving people with dementia, carers and the wider public in research
  • An understanding of the need for research to have a positive impact on the lives of people affected by dementia
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes in psychology 

What we can offer you

    • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
    • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
    • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
    • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
    • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon 

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.  With a vibrant academic community (21,000+ students) we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality. 

For further information, please contact Professor Linda Clare, email l.clare@exeter.ac.uk

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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