Lecturership in Developmental Psychology/Developmental Psychopathology

University of Southampton - Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Lecturer with expertise in developmental psychology and/or developmental psychopathology, to join our group of world class researchers, clinicians and educators in the Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH). 

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in an area relevant to developmental psychology and/or developmental psychopathology. Your interests will complement current basic and translational research that explores social, emotional and behavioural development, mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents. You will be able to evidence excellence in teaching, and have a growing national/international track record in research evidenced by publications/grant seeking that is commensurate with your level of appointment.

The CIMH enjoys long-standing research links with University research groups in Psychiatry, Medicine, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences and Social Sciences, and our strategic partnerships with NHS Trusts, schools, Government and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2014) and attracts significant funding from major research funders. Our translational research with children, young people and their families bridges basic research and therapeutic development, educational practice, and clinical training. Further details about CIMH and Psychology at Southampton can be obtained from our webpages at www.psychology.soton.ac.uk.  

Our research facilities are recognised as internationally world leading/excellent (REF2014) and include access to laboratories for neuropsychological/cognitive testing, social interaction and behavioural observation, therapeutic intervention, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysiology, eye-tracking, and psychopharmacology. Our Department is one of the largest providers of postgraduate research training in the UK, offering a range of MSc programmes (Research Methods, Health and Clinical), research doctorates, and Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology and Educational Psychology.

Psychology is an ambitious and successful Department, as well as a friendly and positive place to work.  You will join a highly collegiate and professional team with staff who are keen to share expertise, provide mentorship, and support professional development. The Department values diversity and equality. It recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.  

For further details about the post you are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Matt Garner, m.j.garner@soton.ac.uk, 02380 595926

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 925517JW-R on all correspondence.

The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. We recognise that applicants may seek flexible working patterns. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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