Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Psychology

Northumbria University

Salary: Senior Lecturer: £39,992 – 49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 – 38,832.

Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology is seeking applications from excellent candidates whose research complements or builds upon our existing strengths. Our current research themes are: Brain, Performance and Nutrition; Health and Wellbeing; Psychology and Communication Technologies; Cognition and Language; Perception, Evolution and Behaviour. The Department also plays a leading role in two university-wide multidisciplinary research themes: Integrated Health, and Digital Living.

Your responsibilities

  • Delivery of high-quality academic outputs to strengthen a future REF submission for one or more of our research themes
  • Submission of competitive research funding bids
  • Supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, as appropriate
  • Development of internal and external collaborations
  • Design, development and delivery of high quality modules that embed your expertise into research-led teaching
  • Contribution to management and administration

Your qualifications

You will have a PhD in Psychology or a related area. You will have a high-quality publication record (SL/L) or the clear potential to develop high-quality publications (L). You will have a proven ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching within Psychology. You will have subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through research activity or consultancy. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of a relevant professional body is desirable.

Why Northumbria University
Northumbria University, situated in the heart of the city of Newcastle, is a dynamic and aspirational university, firmly committed to excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. The University holds an institutional Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its organisational and cultural practices promoting gender equality. As a researcher within the Department of Psychology, you would have access to a wide range of research resources, including: DEXA body composition scanner, 3DMD photogrammetry body scanner, 14-camera Vicon motion capture suite, SR Research and Tobii eye tracking equipment, NIRS, transcranial magnetic stimulation, an immersive virtual reality suite, a two-bedroom sleep laboratory, psychophysiologic assessment tools (e.g. GSR, EEG, EMG), and wet labs for taking human samples. Our popular Psychology courses cater to a vibrant student community of nearly 1000 undergraduate students and nearly 200 postgraduate students, across two undergraduate and six postgraduate programmes. The Department actively works with all academic staff to ensure teaching activity does not come at the expense of research time, and promotes engagement with sabbaticals to facilitate the development of grant submissions and collaborative projects.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Mark Moss (

For more information about the Department please visit

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a detailed Covering Letter and a comprehensive CV. Please also include a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Alongside this, please complete the attached Equal Opportunities/Personal details form, which can be found as an attachment to this advert.

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button at the top of this page to submit all requested documents.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing date: 14th Nov 2017.

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