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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Social Psychology (PSYC18-10)

Durham University - Department of Psychology

Location: Durham
Salary: £33,199 to £48,676 Grade 7/8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st November 2018
Closes: 2nd January 2019
Job Ref: PSYC18-10

Responsible to: Head of Department

Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Closing Date: 02 January 2019 Midday

Start Date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1st September 2019

The Department of Psychology at Durham University is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar at Assistant Professor level in the field of Quantitative Social Psychology. The post offers an exciting opportunity to join an outstanding research and teaching environment, and the successful candidate will play a significant role in establishing Durham as a world-leading centre for Quantitative Social Science. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, social cognition, attitudes, social influence, intragroup and intergroup processes, prejudice, self and identity and interpersonal processes.

Founded in 1952, the Department of Psychology is consistently ranked as one of the very best in the UK with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. We are currently ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide, 7th in the Guardian University League Table, and in the top 100 of Psychology Departments world-wide according to the QS World Rankings. The department is extremely well-equipped for research, including facilities for fMRI, TMS, tDCS, EEG/ERP, VR, eye movement tracking, and biophysiological recording. The department also has a motion capture lab for analysis of visuomotor action and experiments in immersive VR, as well as setups for psychophysics including an echo-attenuated chamber. The department benefits from full IT and mechanical research support from departmental technicians.

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience. Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breath-taking scenery and attractions.

   
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