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Lecturer (Academic) in Psychology (9 Positions)

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community. 

The Department of Psychology has a period of rapid expansion resulting in a vibrant research and learning culture. The department has three research themes and nine research groups representing our research expertise: Reading, Face Processing, Neuroscience, Attention Memory and Performance, Forensic Investigation and Sexual Identity, Cyber Psychology, Mental Health and Resilience, Stress and Chronic Illness, and Eating Behaviour. Facilities supporting our teaching and research include eye-tracking (with 6 mobile and static eye trackers), virtual reality, brain stimulation (tDCS, TMS), electrophysiological recording (EEG), and behavioural (14+ research booths) laboratories as well as fMRI provided by the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation, nutrition laboratories provided by the Department of Nutrition Science. 

We are keen to receive applications from candidates who will contribute to the research within our existing research groups. In addition, we have specific vacancies for staff with a background in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, counselling psychology, social psychology, and human eating behaviour to join our strengths in these areas. 

Finally, on applications, please identify someone within the Department (and across the University) that you feel you can collaborate with for your research. 

For an informal discussion please contact the Head of the Psychology Department, Dr Peter Hills on 01202 961570 or email 

You will be qualified to Doctoral level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement. 

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please email quoting the appropriate reference (FST420).  

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. 

Closing Date: (Midnight) Thursday 24 June 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £34,804 to £40,322 per annum with further progression opportunities to £44,045
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 24th June 2021
Job Ref: FST420
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