Back to search results

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

University of Birmingham

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £51,034 to £59,135 Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th April 2021
Closes: 20th May 2021
Job Ref: 97196

Organisation Advertising Description: School of Psychology

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Grade/band: Grade 9

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £51,034 to £59,135. With potential progression once in post to £77,108 a year

Closing Date: 20th May 2021 

Job Role

In 2017, the University of Birmingham (UoB) established the first research centre in the UK with a specific focus on youth mental health. Our Institute for Mental Health (IMH), created with a University investment of £2.3 million, combines research excellence and purposeful partnerships – academic, NHS, third sector, and critically, with our patients and public. Since inception, the IMH has worked across interdisciplinary boundaries. 

We wish to appoint a psychologist/neuroscientist with expertise in mental health. The post will be within the Institute for Mental Health (IMH), School of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences. The appointee will promote youth mental health as an academic discipline in the School. Research involving the IMH’s interdisciplinary focus on anxiety and depression, translational cognitive neuroscience, evaluating interventions in mental health, emerging disorders, or neurodevelopmental disorders, will be encouraged.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To pursue sustained research activity through original research and scholarship;
  • Lead successful funding bids which develop and sustain research support for the specialist area (in disciplines where this is possible);
  • Publish leading research that results in a sustained, highly respected reputation of international quality in the subject area and/or designing and developing innovative underpinning technologies;
  • To contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis in learning and teaching;
  • To chair and/or lead activities in the Institute for Mental Health/School and representation on University committees or working groups. 

Person Specification

  • Specialist knowledge of mental health research;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Interdisciplinary expertise and/or a willingness to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching programmes;
  • A higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD);
  • Demonstrated competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas;
  • Successful and sustained supervision of doctoral students to completion;
  • Commitment to the development of a new or existing research theme that will fully complement/strengthen existing research in the IMH;
  • Experience in collaborative research projects;
  • Substantial and sustained research income generation;

Profressor Edward Wilding or/and Professor Matthew Broome;

Closing date: 20th May 2021

Reference: 97196

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit  Please quote Job Ref 97196 in all enquiries.

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community’

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools
More jobs from University of Birmingham

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge