Associate Professor in Child Development and Educational Psychology

Swansea University - Swansea University School of Education


£49,149 to £56,950 per annum (pro rata if part time), a, together with USS pension benefits if required.

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from those with diverse backgrounds to join our academic team from Summer 2018.

The Department:

The SUSE is ambitious and vibrant with plans to expand rapidly over the coming years through the delivery of new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the latter of which will include Initial Teacher Education programmes to be delivered in partnership with local primary and secondary schools. Strategically, SUSE is committed to research across all its areas, disciplines and age groups in education and fosters a dynamic research environment that is collaborative, interlinked and supportive. The SUSE will work with Educational practitioners and researchers across the University and will create an environment that supports staff to develop international quality research publications.

The Role:

The successful candidate will work collaboratively on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to ensure students understand the psychology of how children interact and develop, in both formal and informal settings.  S/he will contribute to the SUSE Initial Teacher Education programme (ITE) through the delivery of sessions that explore psychology, pedagogy and child development to improve understanding of individual learning needs.

The successful candidate will have an international research reputation in their field and a track record of publications and research income to evidence it.  They will support the Head of School to drive the educational research endeavour, ensuring that research in the School is of the highest quality and informs all of its teaching.   In doing so the successful candidate will design research proposals, build a portfolio of funded projects, and contribute high quality publications to develop Education as a REF Unit of Assessment.


Interviews will be held on 30 and 31 May 2018

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor David Reynolds, Head of SUSE by email

Application Process        

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation.  Applicants should also attach to the application 3 separate documents: 

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Publication list;
  • Statement detailing your Research strategy

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Closing date: 11pm on 9 May 2018

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