Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Psychology

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Psychology

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Wednesday 01 September 2021

Closing date Sunday 28 November 2021

Interview date Thursday 27 January 2022

Reference JB8488

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The Department of Psychology at the University of Bath is seeking a Lecturer who can lead high-quality research and teaching in the area of health psychology.  Applicants' expertise may also build on any other area(s) of focus in psychology, such as clinical psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology or cognition and neuroscience.  Qualification as a Health Psychologist and registration with Health and Care and Professions Council is desirable.

The postholder will contribute to high-quality research and teaching in the Department of Psychology.  Research excellence will be an essential criterion for filling this vacancy.  The Department is seeking applicants with demonstrable research quality, international reach, and the ability to contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

This position is available on a full-time, open-ended basis.

Informal enquiries can be directed to a Director of Studies for the MSc in Health Psychology, Dr Abbie Jordan (a.l.jordan@bath.ac.uk; + 44 (0)1225 386982) or to the Head of Department, Professor Greg Maio (g.r.maio@bath.ac.uk; +44 (0)1225 384647).

Research and teaching in the Department of Psychology occurs across five clusters: social and environmental psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive science, development and psychopathology, and health psychology.  We are based in a new £30m purpose-built facility, containing two floors of state-of-the-art labs for interview, group observation, EEG/ERP, virtual reality, psychobiology, eye-tracking, pain, cross-modal and computerised testing.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, staff in the department were returned in different units of assessment, the largest of which (Allied Health Professions) obtained the highest REF2014 rating across the whole University. The University was ranked 12th overall in the UK in REF2014. The Department was recently ranked 2nd in the 2020 Complete University Guide.  More information about the Department can be found at http://www.bath.ac.uk/psychology/.

The University of Bath is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and is part of the GW4 group of leading Universities (with Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). Bath is also a member of the ERSC-funded SWDTC. Bath is 15 minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford.

The Department of Psychology and the University of Bath have Bronze Awards from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. The Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.  We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.