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Lecturer in Health Psychology (Education & Research)

Keele University - School of Psychology - Faculty of Natural Sciences

Location: Keele
Salary: Salary Grade 7a- £39,347 – £45,585 Salary Grade 8 - £46,974 - £56,021
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th January 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: KU00003852

Grade 7a / 8, Salary Scale

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 12,500 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 http://www.keele.ac.uk.

It is an exciting time to join the School of Psychology at Keele University.  We recently climbed into the Global Top 150 in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Keele Psychology has developed a vibrant and inclusive environment which embraces research approaches from across basic and applied psychological science. Since REF2014, we have significantly enhanced our reputation as a world-leading centre for psychological research. We currently have four main areas of research expertise:

  • Health, Wellbeing & Behaviour Change
  • Cognition, Brain and Behaviour
  • Identities, Values, & Social Change
  • Justice, Security, & Institutional Change

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer to expand our offering in Health Psychology and further strengthen our position as a School dedicated to research and teaching excellence.  Our Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour Change research group covers a breadth of approaches in health psychology including both mainstream and critical approaches to health psychology. Current research includes work on screening and vaccination behaviours, reproductive and parenting identities, sleep disorders and mental health, community approaches to health and mental health.

The successful candidate will hold a DPsych in Health Psychology or PhD in Psychology and will have a clear plan for developing their programme of research in the field of health psychology, 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).

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and is committed 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.

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

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Abigail Locke (Head of School) – a.j.locke@keele.ac.uk

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.

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2024

Interviews will be held on:  25 March 2024

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