Assistant/Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Psychology (5 Posts)

Durham University

The role:

Ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide and amongst the top 100 psychology departments worldwide according to the QS World rankings – and the proud holders of an Athena SWAN silver award for gender equality in academia – there is no better place in which to further your career. We are currently undergoing an ambitious development in which we are seeking to recruit five scholars as Assistant and Associate Professors who will bolster our quantitative social science capabilities. With individual and group research at the heart of these roles, you will therefore benefit from the support of our extensive facilities such as a motion capture lab and eye movement tracking with full IT and mechanical research support from departmental technicians. Seeking to have your work published and reach world-class standards, you will share a commitment to establish Durham as a world-leading centre of excellence in quantitative social science. You will also contribute to attracting and supervising doctoral students, plus teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules using a variety of innovative methods.

You’ll need:

  • A good first degree with a PhD in Psychology. Grade 7 candidates may be in the process of completing their PhD and as such, aren’t expected to have the experience outlined below. They will, however, be confident that they can achieve these standards.
  • The confident ability to attract and mentor PhD students.
  • Research excellence in quantitative social psychology, with an in-depth research plan that has the potential to make an impact internationally. You should also have the ability to secure funding.
  • A reputation for research excellence, with published outputs in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Fantastic teaching skills, with the ability to educate both small and large groups. You will also confidently use technology and other relevant techniques. Grade 9 candidates will also have achieved HEA status, while grade 8 candidates may be in the process of achieving this.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the willingness to support administrative duties assigned by the Head of Department.
  • Grade 9 candidates will have made a recognised contribution to the development of their research field, with impact beyond their institution.
  • Grade 9 candidates will also have evidence of leadership roles or have made a significant contribution to leadership activities.


Closing date: 10 November 2017 midday

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