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Senior Lecturer in Psychology

University of Birmingham - School of Psychology

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £51,799 to £60,022 with potential progression once in post to £78,265 a year. Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd September 2021
Closes: 2nd November 2021
Job Ref: 98248

Closing date: 2nd November 2021

We are looking for creative, thoughtful and collaborative colleagues who would like to develop their academic careers with us, and who will welcome the opportunity to be part of our research and education teams.

We will consider outstanding applicants in any area of Psychology and/or Neuroscience who align with our School profile and areas of research strength. In addition, for some posts we are looking to recruit new colleagues with particular research profiles or combinations thereof:

  1. Expertise in using structural or functional MRI to investigate brain/behaviour relationships'
  2. Research expertise in youth mental health 
  3. Clinically qualified research psychologists 
  4. Expertise in autism research or ageing
  5. Research and/or teaching expertise in data science

Role Summary

Contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis to the whole range of research, teaching leadership and administration.

Research is likely to involve an established national and developing international reputation through significant original research work and a clear record of impact, and/or designing and developing significant innovative underpinning technologies. 

Teaching is likely to include: (a) development and leadership of major teaching programmes or equivalent; and (b) enhancement off the student experience or employability that is of manifest benefit to the College and University.

Management and administration is likely to include Departmental/School leadership and management activity with University wide involvement that may include sustained high value impact knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement and similar activities that are of manifest benefit to the College and University.

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications

Demonstrated competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas.

Research requirements

An excellent national reputation and a developing international profile through significant original research work and a clear record of impact.  Evidence of success under the following headings, as appropriate to the discipline:

  • High level peer esteem as evidenced by

o          Excellent reputation in the UK and often internationally, reflected in sustained high quality output, level of innovation, impact on subject and recognition

o          An excellent and sustained record of peer reviewed research publications

  • Successful and sustained supervision of doctoral students to completion
  • Substantial and sustained research income generation, e.g. through research grants, contracts, research consultancy or other external funding

Learning and teaching requirements

An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality.  The teaching quality demonstrated to be informed by an appropriate level of scholarship.  Evidence of success under the following headings:

  • High national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
  • Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners’ natural curiosity

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment 

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working. 

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