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Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Psychology

University of Dundee - Psychology

Location: Dundee
Salary: £51,630 to £58,089 Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2018
Closes: 18th January 2019
Job Ref: SSOC0107

The School of Social Sciences encapsulates many of the academic areas that shape society. These include how we are governed (law), where we live (architecture, planning and geography), how economies and businesses function (business and management studies), the choices we make (psychology) and our politics and international relations, essentially anything that influences how people think and behave.

One of Scotland’s major centres for teaching and research, the School is aimed at addressing the major challenges arising in society and brings together academic experts from a broad range of disciplines to produce interdisciplinary research that makes an impact, transforming people’s lives around the world.

It has a strong academic culture and an environment that supports and encourages personal development in both teaching and scholarship and a formal mentoring system to help support less-experienced colleagues.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Research) within our Psychology Discipline, to enhance teaching and research in Psychology within the School of Social Sciences.

We welcome applications from candidates whose research would complement and extend our existing research strengths in Social Inclusion and Health and Challenges in Human Interaction and Learning (

We are also keen to build capacity in our MSc programmes in Developmental Psychology ( and Psychology of Mental Health (

This position is part of a strategic investment in Psychology, which has included two recent Lecturer appointments in addition to the present post (see also current vacancies for a Reader and a Lectureship).

Your priorities will include:

  • Contribute to the research activities in Psychology at the highest level;
  • Publish high quality and impactful research papers;
  • Supervise research students and provide academic leadership for the cohort of research students within the discipline;
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate and taught postgraduate modules;
  • Use innovative teaching methods to deliver high quality and effective teaching at all levels to equip students with the skills, attributes and experience required for their future careers.

Who we’re looking for:

  • PhD in Psychology or a relevant subject;
  • Clear evidence of excellence in delivering and facilitating University learning and teaching;
  • Experience of setting and marking different forms of assessment and giving feedback to students;
  • Track record of developing and applying innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students;
  • Experience of supervision of undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate student projects;
  • Experience of successful supervision of PhD research students;
  • Candidates with advanced quantitative or qualitative methods, or a background in individual differences research.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Keith Matthews at To find out more about Psychology, please visit

Interviews will likely take place the week beginning 25th February and 4th March 2019.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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