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Lecturer in Developmental Psychology (Two posts)

Keele University

Location: Keele
Salary: £35,210 to £40,792 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th April 2019
Closes: 19th May 2019
Job Ref: KU00001115

Grade 7a: Salary in the range £35,210 to £40,792 per annum

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

The School of Psychology welcomes applications from ambitious individuals to strengthen our position as a School dedicated to research and teaching excellence. The School has a growing research profile, and these posts present an ideal opportunity for the successful candidates to contribute to our research ambitions. The successful candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology (or cognate area), will have a clear plan for developing their research, and will have a dedication to teaching excellence.

The posts are to complement or extend our Developmental Psychology Research Group. The group brings together academics with an interest in children’s social development, cognitive development, and their health and well-being. The group is interested in researching how children develop across many different settings, particularly within education and forensic sectors. The group also coordinates the teaching on the MSc in Child Development, developing the next generation of developmental researchers.

Both successful candidates will utilise primarily advanced quantitative or mixed methods. The successful candidates will conduct and publish research of international standards, and will demonstrate a commitment to applying for external funding for their research programme. The successful candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to the principles of open and reproducible science; candidates are encouraged to address in their application how they have engaged (or plan to engage) with these practices in their work.

In addition to pursuing excellence in research, the successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching on our Undergraduate (accredited by the British Psychological Society) and Postgraduate courses. The successful candidate will be supported to undertake a PGDip in Higher Education Practice to obtain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (unless candidate holds an equivalent qualification).

For an informal discussion about the post please contact either Dr Jim Grange (Head of School) – or Professor Nicky Edelstyn –

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

The School of Psychology currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award and we are actively working towards a Silver award. Information on our Athena Swan work can be found here:

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Closing date for applications: 19 May 2019

Post reference: KU000011115

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