Professor in Psychology

Job title Professor in Psychology

Department Psychology

Grade Competitive Package

Placed on Thursday 02 February 2017

Closing date Monday 03 April 2017

Interview date Wednesday 03 May 2017

Reference DC4634


The Department of Psychology at the University of Bath is completing a significant expansion. The Department occupies a new purpose-built five storey building, containing two floors of laboratories, including state-of-the-art rooms for interview, focus group and observation research, EEG/ERP, virtual reality, psychobiology, eye-tracking, pain, cross-modal and computerised testing. 

As part of our expansion, one post is available at the Professor level. Research excellence will be a more important consideration than precise area of focus, but we are particularly interested in adding to our expertise in Social Psychology.  Applications for this post are welcomed from established Professors, as well as Readers or Senior Lecturers who can demonstrate a significant upward trajectory. Chairs are expected to be internationally leading in their field of expertise. All applicants are expected to have an excellent track record of publications, research grant acquisition, and teaching experience, commensurate to their stage of career.

 The Department has an established tradition of ‘theoretically informed applied psychology’ and we are seeking applicants with demonstrable research impact. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, staff 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 placed second in the country in The Complete University Guide, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. More information about the Department can be found at

 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 ESRC-funded South West Doctoral Training Partnership, which provides up to 45 PhD studentships each year across the partner institutions. Bath is 15 minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Greg Maio ( +44 (0)1225 38 4647).

Presentations and Interview will take place in 2nd/3rd May 2017

The University of Bath has a bronze award from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.