|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Salary:||£46,974 to £54,395 per annum|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||1st November 2023|
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Covering letter.
About the role
The School of Psychology and Social Work is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and successful scientist in Animal Psychology or a related discipline, with research interests in the behaviour, cognition, and personality of non-human species. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to research-led teaching and will be expected to teach, supervise and coordinate modules on our BSc Psychology programme as well as supervise postgraduate research students at Master’s and PhD levels.
About you (requirements)
You will have a track record of publishing in international journals, enabling you to further enhance the research of the School. You will have the vision and drive to develop an internationally competitive research portfolio and a clear view of how your research can achieve impact. Experience in obtaining research grants, as well as establishing collaborations with public sector organisations would be advantageous. We are particularly interested in candidates who can further strengthen the Behavioural & Ecology research group (weblink here) with research interests that complement those of existing staff members.
About the Behaviour & Ecology Research Group
Members of the Behaviour & Ecology research group seek to understand the complex relationships between humans, animals, and the environment. Questions addressed include how humans connect with nature, how animals adapt to their environment, and whether cognitive processes present in humans can also be observed in other species. Examples of the group’s recent outputs include perceptual and associative learning, the impact of urbanisation on problem-solving in wild foxes, exploration and tool use in wild raccoons, voice perception and decision-making in dogs and personality in a range of species. The group has a network of students, researchers and external stakeholders, including The Wildlife Trust, Forestry England, Forestry & Land Scotland, and the National Trust. The group also has strong collaborative ties within the University’s flagship Energy & Environment Institute (https://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/research/institutes/energy-and-environment-institute).
About the School of Psychology & Social Work
The School of Psychology and Social Work is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Psychology is the largest subject area in the school and comprises more than 500 students and 30 staff. Our staff are a diverse, international group of academics and practitioners engaged in multidisciplinary teaching and innovative basic and applied research. There are four research groups: 1) Behaviour & Ecology, 2) Understanding Other Minds & Communication, 3) Thinking, Imagination and Memory, and 4) Attention & Perception. Psychology is also part of the ESRC (White Rose) and EPSRC (AURA) doctoral training partnerships and has strong collaborative links with the Faculty’s Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR).
To discuss this role informally, please contact the Head of the School of Psychology and Social Work, Prof Igor Schindler (email@example.com or 01482 465563), or Dr Blake Morton, Convenor of the Behaviour & Ecology research group (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01482 465587).
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