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Lecturer in Psychology (Education & Research)

Keele University - School of Psychology, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Location: Keele
Salary: £37,474 to £43,414 Grade 7a or Grade 8 - £44,737 - £53,353
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th October 2022
Closes: 27th November 2022
Job Ref: KU00003049

Grade 7A - 8, Salary Scale

Salary Grade 7a- £37,474 – £43,414

Salary Grade 8 - £44,737 - £53,353

The Opportunity 

This post represents an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer to expand our offering in Psychology and further strengthen our position as a School dedicated to research and teaching excellence.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Psychology and will have a clear plan for developing their programme of research in the field of cognitive psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience, evidenced by successful independent research activity including publications in peer-reviewed journals and potential for securing external research funding. The School of Psychology works within a framework of open science and it is expected that the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to these principles. Researchers within the School of Psychology are well supported with excellent facilities (https://www.keele.ac.uk/psychology/aboutus/equipmentandfacilities/)

In addition to pursuing excellence in research, the successful candidates will also be

expected to contribute to teaching on our Undergraduate (accredited by the British

Psychological Society) and Postgraduate courses. The successful candidate will be

supported to undertake a PGDip in Higher Education Practice to obtain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (unless they hold an equivalent qualification).

The Benefits

The University recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade  
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery    
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site  
  • Discounts at University catering outlets with Keele Card   

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above.

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

The University

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at https://www.keele.ac.uk/about/

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

For informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Abigail Locke, email a.j.locke@keele.ac.uk.  Applications to this address will not be accepted.

Closing Date 27th November 2022

Interviews will be held on 12th December 2022

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