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Lecturer in Psychology

University of Southampton - School of Psychology

Location: Southampton
Salary: £38,460 to £48,677 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th April 2019
Closes: 28th May 2019
Job Ref: 1133719JW

The School of Psychology at the University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) who will complement our expertise in cognition, learning and development:

You will be able to evidence excellence in research and teaching, and have a growing track record evidenced by publications/grant seeking.  

The School of Psychology at Southampton is recognised as producing world-leading, high-impact research, supported by excellent research facilities (REF2014). These include purpose-built laboratories for studies of cognition, multi-sensory perception, language, reading, learning, and memory in children and adults. Our extensive research facilities also support electroencephalography (EEG), neuromodulation/transcranial stimulation, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), psychophysiology, eye-tracking, immersive virtual reality, psychopharmacology, and the evaluation of educational/clinical interventions in children and adults. Our mobile laboratory allows researchers to visit community-based populations.

Our School is one of the largest providers of postgraduate research training in the UK, offering a range of MSc programmes (Research Methods, Health and Clinical), research doctorates (PhD), and Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology (DClin) and Educational Psychology (DEdPsy). 

We enjoy long-standing collaborations with University research groups in Education, Biological Sciences (Neuroscience), Engineering, Computer Science, Psychiatry, Medicine, Health Sciences and the Institute for Life Sciences. Our strategic partnerships with NHS Trusts, schools, Government, charities and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2014) and attract significant funding from all major research funders. The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. 

Psychology is an ambitious and successful School, ranked in the Global Top 100 (QS, 2019), as well as a friendly and positive place to work.  You will join a highly collegiate and professional team with staff who are keen to share expertise, provide mentorship, and support professional development. The School values diversity and equality.  It recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. 

This post is one of 3 Lectureships available. We are also recruiting a clinical-academic Lectureship in Clinical Psychology. Details of our other Lectureships are here: For further details about this post, or our other advertised Lectureships, please contact Professor Matt Garner (Head of School,, 02380 595926) or Professor Wendy Adams (Director: Centre for Perception and Cognition; Deputy-Head of School: Research,

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Samantha Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1133719JW on all correspondence.

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