The University has set an ambitious strategy to be the home of difference makers with the aim of delivering excellence through our academic work for the benefit of our students, staff and collaborators. The university continues with this ambitious strategy, achieving success, with external recognition making us top modern university in Scotland (The Times and The Sunday Times) and climbing six places in the Good University Guide 2022.
Student experience is an essential component of who we are at Edinburgh Napier and we are proud that we continue to improve and are now ninth in Scotland and 57th in the UK, in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). The impact of our research continues to grow recognised in the 2021 THE World Rankings, ranked 501-600, a jump of around 300 places in three years.
Edinburgh Napier is an ambitious university.
School of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary School with a strategy to make a demonstrable economic and social impact, nationally and internationally, in areas of environmental and human wellbeing, through the positive influence of our professional, ambitious, and skilled graduates and the impactful, world-class research and enterprise activities. We aim to be the leading University School for Applied Sciences in Scotland, delivering impact in areas of wellbeing and healthy environments, both naturally formed or through human construct, and as such aim to be university of choice for both public and private organisations. Using the School’s relevant academic signature, we will ensure we present a distinct offering to potential students, staff and external partners when compared with other related academic institutions.
The School has a strong focus on wellbeing, aligned with the university theme and continues to evolve and enhance this focus with a clear effort to understand, inform and shape how we, as humans, are affected by our environment and how, as humans, we are having an impact on the environment around us. The most interesting developments will be where these intersect, for example, changes in the world environment due to human decision-making, policy and action will impact mobility and continued climate change. These will therefore result in movement of disease and infection; affect a change in health and wellbeing, including societal changes that will challenge our thinking of human behaviour, interactions with AI and the frameworks we use to structure our society.
Psychology at Edinburgh Napier
Our vision for Psychology in the modern highly competitive world is to support the development of creativity and cognitive flexibility, core attributes essential for the sustained growth of any economy and individual adaptation to perpetual environmental changes.
We work on both theory driven and applied research, with the majority of our research having a strong multidisciplinary focus. Our key research clusters are forensic psychology, creativity and applied cognition, however our staff work collaboratively with internal and external partners on areas including developmental, education, critical and occupational psychology.
As a team of Psychologists, we are actively engaged with appropriate professional bodies and research. We were delighted that 10 of the 16 staff within Psychology were submitted to REF2021 with six early career academics currently being supported with the ambition that they be submitted to the next REF cycle in six to seven years.
It is an exciting time to join Psychology at Edinburgh Napier with growth across teaching and research underway. This opportunity comes at a time where we have expanded our staff base and are currently recruiting an additional lecture post with plans to grow this in the future.
We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies for year 2022: