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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Psychology

Northumbria University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £35,210 to £50,132
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th March 2019
Closes: 21st April 2019
Job Ref: HLS/18/1642

Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology is seeking applications from excellent candidates whose research complements or builds upon our existing strengths, and who possess the skills and abilities to develop our trans-national education activity in line with the University strategy.  Our current research themes are: Brain, Performance and Nutrition; Health and Wellbeing; Psychology and Communication Technologies; Cognition and Language; Perception, Evolution and Behaviour. The Department also plays a leading role in two university-wide multidisciplinary research themes: Integrated Health, and Digital Living.

Your responsibilities

  • Design, development and delivery of high quality research-led teaching
  • Delivery of high-quality academic outputs to strengthen a future REF submission for one or more of our research themes
  • Develop and manage trans-national education activities
  • Submission of competitive research funding applications
  • Supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, as appropriate
  • Development of internal and external collaborations
  • Contribution to management and administration

Your qualifications

You will have a PhD in Psychology or a related area. You will have a high-quality publication record (SL/L) or the clear potential to develop high-quality publications (L). You will have a proven ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching within Psychology. You will have subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through research activity or consultancy. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of a relevant professional body is desirable.

Why Northumbria University

Northumbria University, situated in the heart of the city of Newcastle, is a dynamic and aspirational university, firmly committed to excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. The University holds an institutional Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its organisational and cultural practices promoting gender equality. As a researcher within the Department of Psychology, you would have access to a wide range of research resources, including: DEXA body composition scanner, 3DMD photogrammetry body scanner, 14-camera Vicon motion capture suite, SR Research and Tobii eye tracking equipment, NIRS, transcranial magnetic stimulation, an immersive virtual reality suite, a two-bedroom sleep laboratory, psychophysiologic assessment tools (e.g. GSR, EEG, EMG), and wet labs for taking human samples. Our popular Psychology courses cater to a vibrant student community of nearly 1000 undergraduate students and nearly 200 postgraduate students, across two undergraduate and five postgraduate programmes, and we are now embarking on an ambitious phase of trans-national education.  The Department actively works with all academic staff to ensure teaching activity does not come at the expense of research time, and promotes engagement with sabbaticals to facilitate the development of grant submissions and collaborative projects.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Mark Moss:

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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