Lecturer in Psychology and Education
University of Sheffield, Department of Psychology
United Kingdom

We seek a proven researcher to contribute to our interdisciplinary impact-focused research. You

will have research and teaching expertise in the foundational disciplines of Psychology,

Developmental and Educational Neuroscience, Experimental Social Psychology, Social or

Educational Psychology, and be a member (or be eligible for membership) of the British

Psychological Society. You will have teaching experience across a range of undergraduate

programmes, and will contribute to our BA Education, Culture and Childhood degree, and to

teaching, leadership and expansion of our MSc Psychology and Education (Conversion), and MA

Programmes www.sheffield.ac.uk/education . You will be able to teach research methods across

our BA, MSc and MA programmes, and will contribute to our EdD and PhD programmes. You will

have experience of, or interest in, using Digital Technologies in teaching in ways that help develop

the digital literacies of students.


You will be a member of one or more of our Research Centres:

Centre for Critical Psychology and Education


Centre for the Study of Literacies


Centre for the Study of Early Childhood Education


Centre for the Study of Higher Education


Each Centre has professorial leadership, and colleagues undertake conceptual, theoretical,

empirical, historical and policy research, with national and international scope and impact. Our

Centre activities include our community of doctoral students. Details of our research in the four

centres can be found at www.sheffield.ac.uk/education.


We engage with a wide range of sectors, organisations and communities, through collaborative and

co-produced research, writing and activism. Our research is characterised by a commitment to

criticality and ethically responsible approaches, with methodological innovation in visual and artsled approaches, co-production in and with communities, and engaging with young people as coresearchers.


You will have a publication record of papers in high quality peer reviewed journals, and in

attracting external research funding, You must have the ability to work collaboratively with

colleagues within the University and with external partners and organisations. You will engage with

Faculty-wide initiatives and research activities in our interdisciplinary centres such as iHuman

http://ihuman.group.shef.ac.uk/, the Sheffield Institute for International Development

http://siid.group.shef.ac.uk/about/ and the ESRC-funded, cross-university Centre for Global Higher

Education http://www.researchcghe.org/about/.

We will offer you support and development for your own career; opportunities to engage with

University-wide, inter-disciplinary research projects; support for developing your research

projects, including public engagement and impact activities, and the opportunity to work within

dedicated and collegial teams in teaching and research.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Pursue own individual and collaborative research interests, and publish high-quality research in

the field of Psychology and related disciplines.

• Plan up to 5 years ahead for research-related tasks including publications, funding applications,

public engagement and impact activities.

• Be an active member of one or more of the School’s research centres.

• Collaborate with members of staff on research and research-related activities, including high

quality publications and seeking external funding for research.

• Identify appropriate sources of research funding and prepare research proposals for external

funding bodies.

• Participate in cross-Faculty and cross-University teaching and research.

• Develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as required.

• Contribute to developments in learning and teaching (at Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral


• Teach on the range of programmes offered by the School and at weekend study schools.

• Supervise postgraduate students and supervise or co-supervise PhD/EdD students.

• Plan and prioritise own work as agreed with your mentor, long-term and on a daily basis in order

to fulfil annually agreed objectives.

• Take responsibility, as required for managing, teaching, assessing and supervising campus-based

and distance learning modules.

• Plan teaching in advance for new modules and in preparation for timetabled teaching

• Carry out module and programme evaluation including facilitating student feedback, reflecting

on own teaching and seeking ways of improving performance.

• Undertake student recruitment and admissions interviews and administration.

• Monitor and report on students’ work and progress.

• Deal with reactive requests on a daily basis, such as those relating to learning and teaching,

supervising students and administrative tasks.

• Any other duties, as requested by the Head of School, commensurate with the grade of the post.

• You will make a full and active contribution to the principles of the ‘Sheffield Academic’. These

include the achievement of excellence in applied teaching and research, and scholarly pursuits

to make a genuine difference in the subject area and to the University’s achievements as a whole.

Further information on the underpinning values of the Sheffield Academic can be found at:

Sheffield Academic.

Reward Package

Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those for Grade 8 staff.

Salary for this grade: £40,792 - £48,677 per annum. Potential to progress to £54,765 per annum

through sustained exceptional contribution.

This post is open ended

This post is full-time:

This role has been identified as a full-time post, but we are committed to exploring flexible working

opportunities with our staff which benefit both the individual and the University (See

www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/guidance/flexible/arrangements). Therefore, we would consider flexible

delivery of the role subject to meeting the business needs of the post. If you wish to explore flexible

working opportunities in relation to this post, we encourage you to call or email the departmental

contact listed below.

If you join the University you will have access to a Total Reward Package that

includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave

entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to

support your personal and professional development. You will have access to

your own personalised portal where you can also access a comprehensive

selection of benefits and offers to suit your changing lifestyle needs, for example

financial wellbeing, travel options, shopping and cinema discounts.

To find out more visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/thedeal

We are committed to making the University a remarkable place to work and we

support this through a number of sector leading services such as Juice.

Our innovative Health and Wellbeing service, Juice, encourages and supports staff

to maintain their own positive health and wellbeing through a broad range of

inclusive services and activities.

To find out more visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/juice

Our leadership development has been designed to ensure that our

leaders have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed by the


To find out more visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/sld/sheffieldleader

We are also proud of our award-winning equality and diversity action

which enhances working life for all. 92% of staff tell us they are

treated with fairness and respect (staff survey 2016)


We are the only university to feature in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit organisations to

work for 2018. In our staff survey (2016) 94% of staff said they were proud to work for the University

and 89% of our staff would recommend the University as an excellent place to work. To find out

more about what it’s like to work here visit remarkable.group.shef.ac.uk

Selection – Next Steps

Closing date: For details of the closing date please view this post on our web pages at


Following the closing date, we will contact you by email to let you know whether or not you have

been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the selection process. Please note that due to the

large number of applications that we receive, it may take up to two working weeks following the

closing date before the recruiting department will be able to contact you.

It is anticipated that interviews and other selection action will be held on the 24 July 2019. Full

details will be provided to invited candidates.

For more information on our application and recruitment processes visit


Criminal records check

Please note that DBS checks will be carried out if your work will require this at any point during your


Informal enquiries

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Professor Elizabeth

Ann Wood on e.a.wood@sheffield.ac.uk.

For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter:

Cristina Molina-Hall on c.molinahall@sheffield.ac.uk .

For all online application system queries and support, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/applying

Creating a remarkable place to work

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent

and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms

delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

We are consistently ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities, but there’s so much more to us

than that. By joining the University, you will be joining award-winning teams and departments


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