Queen's University Belfast - School of Psychology

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The University has recently made a significant investment in the School helping its expansion. We are a forward thinking and dynamic School that is proactively responding to the important challenges currently facing our society, the economy and the higher education sector. Over the last couple of years, we have created a vibrant research environment that not only consolidates and reinforces existing areas of research strength in the School, but it also actively encourages staff to explore and develop new research vistas, particularly cross-disciplinary. We pride ourselves in the quality of our teaching that is widely recognised as excellent. We are proactive in terms of our educational provision, responding to the current economic climate through the development of an attractive, modern, educational experience.

The successful applicants will be expected to develop research in one or more of the following areas: clinical psychology, health psychology or educational psychology in collaboration with existing expertise in the School. Applicants will also develop teaching and research supervision on the undergraduate BSc Psychology honours programme and/or the Schools post-graduate programmes, in particular the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or the Doctorate in Educational Adolescent and Child Psychology. The successful applicants will also to contribute to School administration/ outreach activities. 

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The successful candidate must have:

  • An undergraduate honours or postgraduate degree in Psychology or closely related discipline.
  • Or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant area of psychological research. (PhD must be completed at time of taking up post).
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant research experience.
  • Strong theoretical and empirical background in clinical psychology or health psychology or educational psychology.
  • Research experience in clinical psychology or health psychology or educational psychology.
  • Research interests that are sustainable and that complement and enhance existing research activities within the School in the areas of clinical psychology or health psychology or educational psychology
  • Strong publication record in peer reviewed psychology journals/conference papers, commensurate with stage of career, or the demonstration of the potential to publish.
  • Experience of teaching psychology to undergraduates or postgraduates. (When completing the application, individuals must provide information on their teaching experience, including degree programme, class size, type of teaching (e.g. lectures, tutorials).

Full criteria can be found online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs

Further information about the School can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/schools/psy/jobs/

Informal enquires may be directed to Professor Peter Hepper, email: p.hepper@qub.ac.uk

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 19 February 2018

Salary scale: £35,550 - £52,132 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

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