Senior Lecturer in Psychology: Developmental Disorders

Lancaster University - Psychology

Interview Date: 15/16 May 2018

Contract: Indefinite

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster has over 40 members of academic staff and a thriving community of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. We seek to make an appointment at Senior Lecturer level. This position is targeted in the area of developmental disorders. We seek an active researcher who can complement and expand on existing strengths in typical and atypical development in infancy and early childhood, and contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in these areas. More details of our research groupings, interests, and facilities can be found here:

The Department has a strong tradition of collaborative research across traditional boundaries within Psychology and beyond. Our developmental researchers are currently involved in two ESRC Research Centres (Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences - CASS; International Centre for Language and Communicative Development - LuCiD). We would be interested in candidates who can provide strong academic leadership and whose research and teaching connects them with these or other areas of excellence within the University.

We have a research building dedicated to behavioural testing across the lifespan, with one floor dedicated to infant and childhood studies. This houses specialised laboratories devoted to a range of neuroscience methodologies, including eye tracking, EEG, NIRs, and also psychometric assessment, interviewing and observation. Our work in this area is supported by a Lab Manager who coordinates our infant database and on-site testing, and our excellent relations with nurseries and schools in the local region.

Lancaster University excels in both teaching and research. It was recently awarded University of the Year 2018 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide and achieved Gold status in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), Psychology at Lancaster University was in the top 20 Psychology Departments in the UK for world leading (4*) research publications. The strength of the Department’s research is mirrored by the quality of its undergraduate program and by its postgraduate provision, which includes ESRC recognised PhD and Masters programmes within the largest Doctoral Training Centre in the UK.

You should have a track record of research and teaching excellence demonstrated by publications, research grant acquisition, socio-economic impact, and teaching experience, commensurate with stage of career.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof. Kate Cain (email: Tel: 01524 593990).

Further information about the Department is available at:

Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, a full CV, and a brief outline (no more than 2 sides of A4) of the programme of research you would undertake should you be appointed.

The Department of Psychology provides a work environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We hold the Athena SWAN Bronze award recognising our commitment to the representation of and support for women in the academic workplace. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. We particularly welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

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