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Lecturer X 6 / Associate Professor in Psychology

University of Plymouth - School of Psychology

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £34,189 to £58,089 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th August 2019
Closes: 23rd September 2019
Job Ref: A6681

Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences

Salary/Grade: £34,189 to £48,688 pa – Grade 7/8 / £58,089 pa – Grade 9

The School of Psychology at University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor and six Lecturers to take up permanent positions, as part of our ongoing plans to refresh and reinvigorate our teaching provision and research excellence. Applications from candidates with expertise in any area of Psychology are welcome. We plan to strengthen our current research areas or develop new areas of research strength, and so would welcome multiple applications from candidates working in the same research area.

Your enthusiasm for your subject will extend to providing excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, informed by excellent scholarship and your own research experience. You will benefit from a positive and collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in all academic activities.

The School’s REF profile places it in the top third of psychology departments in the UK, with 83% of its research activity rated as internationally excellent or better. We have a number of active research groups in the School which new appointments can join (, but we are also open to launching new research areas should we identify suitable candidates.

The School houses an excellent suite of research laboratories, supported by a dedicated team of Technicians and Teaching and Research Associates. Our facilities include a dedicated BabyLab (, and numerous networked laboratories supporting behavioural research, VR, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS. ( In addition the University has committed to a state-of-the-art Brain Research and Imaging Centre ( which is anticipated to open in September 2020. All these resources will be available to support the development of your research career.

You will be expected to make a full contribution to the academic life of the School, in terms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment, research and administration.

These are full-time positions working 37 hours per week, but we will consider applications from those seeking a part-time position or job-share arrangements. When applying, please confirm which post (Associate Professor - Grade 9, or Lecturer - Grade 7/8) you wish to be considered for. Anticipated start date between 1st December and 1st February.

For an informal discussion, please contact the School on 01752 584800 or email the Head of School via

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Monday 23rd September 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place during October.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

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