Lecturer in Psychological Methods and Statistics
University of Kent, School of Psychology
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Psychological Methods and Statistics

Ref SS1392

Location Canterbury

Job Type Academic

Contract Type Open Ended

Salary Type Per Annum

Salary (£) 34189 - 48677

SS1392, School of Psychology, Closing date: 27 January 2019

Grade 7/8: £34,189 - £48,677 per annum


The School of Psychology is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Psychological Methods and Statistics who is an expert in this field to support the School’s strategic and operational aims in teaching and research. In addition, the School is looking to appoint an academic who would provide world leading research; and excellent teaching and supervision. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research will complement or enhance our existing areas of expertise, and who can demonstrate commitment to the best standards of research methodology and practice.


You will be expected to teach methods and statistics in our UG programmes and contribute toward advanced methods and statistics teaching in our PG programmes. Moreover, you will provide expertise, help and support in methodological and statistical questions for the School’s research staff.


As the UK’s European University, we welcome applications from UK, European and international candidates.

As Lecturer in in Psychological Methods and Statistics you will:

  • prepare articles of world-leading and internationally excellent quality for submission to refereed academic journals and to attract external funding to sustain a programme of research
  • supervise students undertaking their final year project and MSc project; supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
  • pro-actively contribute to administration in the School and to the collegial work environment
  • promote the work of the School both nationally and internationally


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent (awarded or near completion) in Psychology, Statistics or related discipline 
  • up to date and expert knowledge of advanced psychological methods and statistics
  • evidence of administrative experience, (commensurate with stage of career)
  • experience with (or willing to learn) statistical software and programming packages used in teaching (SPSS, Amos, R) and research in the School (e.g., Mplus, HLM, R, Matlab)


The School of Psychology


The School of Psychology at the University of Kent is consistently rated in the top 20 of UK course providers. Based upon factors such as entry standards, student satisfaction, research assessment and graduate prospects, Psychology at Kent ranked 13th in the 2019 Complete University Guide, 14th in the 2018 Guardian University Guide, and 10th in the 2018 Sunday Times/Times Good University Guide.


The School overlooks Canterbury with a view of the cathedral. It is a leading centre of research and education with a commitment to scientific excellence, a concern for tackling problems of contemporary relevance and a commitment to have positive impact.


We currently have over 40 faculty members, 80 PhD students and a diverse range of externally - funded research projects that employ numerous post-doctoral staff. All are supported by an experienced Professional and Technical Services team.


Further Information

Start Date for applications: 01 November 2018

Closing date for applications: 27 January 2019

Interviews are to be held: March 2019

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact the resourcing team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: SS1392.


Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. The covering letter should also include whether you are applying for T&S or T&R or both. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document. In addition, please attach a 2 page 3-5 year research plan for T&R or a 2 page 3-5 year scholarship plan for T&S.


Informal enquires can be directed to the Head of School, Professor David Wilkinson (psyhos@kent.ac.uk) or to Dr Anna Brown (Senior Lecturer in Psychological Methods and Statistics; A.Brown@kent.ac.uk).

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.


If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at this stage.


No agencies, thank you.

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