Senior Lecturer in Psychology

University of Birmingham - School of Psychology

Salary: £39,324 - £73,018 (Full time Lecturer salary from £39,324 - £46,924 a year with potential progression (to £52,793 a year). (Full time Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £48,327- £55,998 a year with potential progression (to £73,018 a year).

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham is embarking on a second phase of major recruitment as a result of outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and major investment provided to the School by the University. The School will be moving to new accommodation in the form of a fully refurbished, purpose-designed space and a new-build Centre for Human Brain Health that will house our new MRI, MEG, EEG, NIRS, sleep lab, and the recently appointed Chair in Translational Neuroscience. The School has also launched a major new initiative in adolescent mental health by partnering with the College of Social Sciences, Psychiatry, and Forward Thinking Birmingham NHS Trust to establish the Institute of Mental Health. The IMH has as its mission to bridge between basic and translational research.

We wish to strengthen our School to accomplish our ambitious research and teaching goals by seeking Lecturers/Senior Lecturers/Readers. We welcome applicants who will complement and extend any of our areas of expertise across our existing four Research Themes: Perception, Cognition, and Action; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Language, Interaction, and Social Cognition; Memory and Attention. We particularly welcome applicants with strength in the following topics, approaches and methods: Healthy lifestyle and ageing, with a particular emphasis on sleep and eating behaviours; adolescent mental health, including early risk markers in neurodevelopment; longitudinal and behavioural genetics approaches; language and the brain, with a particular emphasis on healthy ageing; electrophysiological approaches to memory using animal models, and the application of memory research to clinical disorders; computational science, including machine learning, Bayesian modelling, and computational models of perception, categorisation and attention.

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/psychology/index.aspx) is one of the largest and most successful in the UK, currently ranked in the top 5 Schools in the country (REF 2014). The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from currently under-represented groups. The School of Psychology has a Bronze Athena SWAN award and strives to maintain a flexible and supportive environment that enables its staff to flourish.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Prof Kim Shapiro, Head of School, hos.psychology@contacts.bham.ac.uk, +44 121 414 4930.

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

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