Lecturer in Psychological Sciences (2x Posts)

United Kingdom
£44,045 - £49,553
Nov 19, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The role

To carry out the internationally excellent research and inspiring teaching in the School of Psychological Science. The successful candidates will be expected to drive their own research agenda, securing external funding to support this to build a research team, and to engage in collaborative research across the University and beyond. The successful candidates will be required to undertake teaching and supervision of students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will be expected to contribute to academic administration within the School.

What will I be doing?


A successful applicant will have a proven research record and experience of working in a research environment. The post-holders will be expected to have published academic work of the highest quality and show the potential to secure external grant income to support their research. They will also be expected to make a positive contribution to the general research culture of the School and the wider University to maximise the impact of their research with external stakeholders and to conduct public engagement activities.


The successful applicants will be required to engage in teaching across all our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Teaching duties will include tutorials for undergraduate students, project supervision, and lecture courses and seminar sessions on individual units.

Administration and leadership

The successful applicants will be allocated general academic administrative responsibilities as specified by the Head of School.

You should apply if

Experience, skills and knowledge

  • A proven record of producing research in an area of human psychology that enhances or links to the school's existing research strengths within.
  • A track record of publishing research of the highest quality
  • The potential to secure external grant income
  • The potential to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students enthusiastically and effectively, and to support students' academic, personal, and career development
    • An ability to contribute to an academic community that respects and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students
    • A willingness to engage with open science practices and a commitment to research reproducibility

  • The potential to develop fruitful research links with other areas of the University
    • Experience of teaching psychology at the university level for both undergraduate and postgraduate students
    • Evidence of previous open science practice
    • Experience of public engagement and promoting research impact

Relevant qualifications

  • A PhD in psychology or a closely related discipline

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy ( https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/fellowship ) or appropriate overseas equivalent

Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • The ability and willingness to interact positively with students and with colleagues within the School and beyond
  • An enthusiastic and flexible approach to team working
  • A commitment to the University's expectations on acceptable workplace behaviour
    • The ability to lead and mentor more junior members of the school
    • A commitment to ensuring that all communications respect and include the diversity of our staff and students

  • The potential to take on more senior leadership responsibilities as their career progresses

Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Iain Gilchrist (Head of School), Email: head-psych@bristol.ac.uk or Dr Christopher Kent (School Education Director), Telephone: +44 (0)117 928 8552, Email: c.kent@bristol.ac.uk

Contract type: Open-ended

Work pattern: Full time (1.0 FTE) but may be available on a part time basis

Grade: Grade J or Grade K

Salary: £38,017-£42,792 per annum (Grade J) or £44,045 - £49,553 per annum (Grade K) depending on experience

School/Unit: Psychological Sciences

This advert will close at23:59 GMTon Thursday 17th December 2020

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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