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Assistant Professor in Psychology (2 posts)

University of Nottingham - Psychology

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £36,261 to £48,677
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd July 2019
Closes: 22nd August 2019
Job Ref: SCI293719

We are looking for two Assistant Professors in the School of Psychology who can demonstrate an emerging international research profile and will complement and expand upon our existing research strengths.

We believe diverse teams deliver the highest quality teaching, research and student experience.  To achieve our vision of being among the top ranked Schools in all areas for Research, Knowledge Exchange, Education and Student Experience, we are seeking applications from high quality people who will join our staff community who we believe will act as the role models for the next generation of psychologists. We understand that our research and teaching are enhanced by having a diversity of opinions that enriches our collegiate community by the sharing of new ideas, lived experiences, broad perspectives and different ways of solving problems. If you can bring this difference, this role might be for you.

We're looking for someone to:

  • Further increase the quality of our research activity output both in publications and with external grant funding and to engage in the impact of that research
  • Push our discipline forward and break new ground (e.g.through theoretical and methodological innovations, simulations and technology)
  • Recruit and inspire the next generation of psychologists
  • Take an international perspective on how research is conducted and implemented

This post would involve lecturing, running seminars, conducting assessments, devising and overseeing research projects and giving pastoral care. The provision of deep learning is required in order to achieve high student satisfaction, so, the ability to design, plan and deliver high quality teaching which can be evaluated and reflected upon to achieve the highest outcomes is essential.

Designing and leading independent research programmes and pursuing the relevant funding to achieve their aims is also essential. This would involve; supervising and managing research students and researchers, presenting and interpreting outcomes and findings and engaging outside the university to apply and influence policy makers and the scientific community.

The job involves demonstrating high level interpersonal skills with people from all over the world with very different needs; working within the university’s regulations and governance in relation to teaching; and to get up to speed with our systems.

The successful candidate(s) will need to be flexible and might be expected to teach outside of their research area, as well as making a wider contribution to the school and institution. To this end they need to be collegiate, involving themselves in additional activities, working in a team deliver key projects and taking opportunities to represent the school to the outside world.

If you’re someone who can bring fresh ideas alongside all the above, and if you’re reliable and have an appetite to get involved in the wider aims of the school, we’d encourage you to apply.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Claire Gibson, tel: 0115 84 66966 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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