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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Reader

Job title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Reader

Department Psychology

Salary Salary for a Lecturer is £42,149 rising to £50,296 per annum. Salary for a Senior Lecturer & Reader is £51,799 rising to £60,022 per annum.

Grade Grade 8 to Grade 9

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Monday 31 October 2022

Closing date Friday 23 December 2022

Interview date Tuesday 31 January 2023

Reference CH9895

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The Department of Psychology at the University of Bath is completing a significant expansion. Research in the department occurs across more than six major subdisciplines in psychology, including clinical, cognition and neuroscience, developmental, environmental, health, and social.

About the role 

The Department of Psychology is seeking applicants with demonstrable research quality and teaching ability. Research excellence will be the primary consideration for filling these vacancies, with expertise in any aspect of psychology or behavioural science.  The University’s research strategy focuses on international excellence, while tackling major global challenges pertaining to three areas of research strength and focus: Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, and Digital.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

Any informal enquiries can be directed to a Deputy Head of Department, Dr Laura Smith (; + 44 (0)1225 383167) or to the Head of Department, Professor Greg Maio (; +44 (0)1225 384647). More information about the Department can also be found at

As part of the application process, candidates will be asked to state which post they wish to be considered for (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader).

About us 

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 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, 75% of the department’s research outputs were rated as world leading or internationally excellent, and the department was ranked 13th for research power in the psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience unit of assessment. The University has been recognised as University of the Year in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. 

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have 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

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 leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

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. 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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Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of applicants may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.