Lecturer in Psychology (Developmental) - 1332
Kingston University, School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences
United States

The person appointed will play a key role in the enhancement of research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities within the Department.


The portfolio of this role includes: contributing to the development and delivery of undergraduate and post graduate teaching and research in the area of developmental psychology; maintaining a personal programme of research and scholarship; supervising postgraduate research students; developing collaborative academic and organisational links to generate external income; contributing to the academic management of the Department.


An exciting key role will be to contribute to extending existing teaching provision, and to develop new modules and programmes in the area of developmental psychology.

Applicants will have:

  • a PhD in Psychology.
  • experience of teaching in the HE sector at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • evidence of the ability to contribute to teaching in the area of developmental psychology
  • a record of recent research outputs and peer reviewed publications commensurate to the stage of their career, and evidence of recent research activities

Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research. If new to teaching, by the end of the probation period, you must achieve the relevant level of UKPSF recognition, through participation in


Kingston University's accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILT) staff development programme.


The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences combines Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences.


The School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences offers a range of courses in politics, economics, human rights, international relations, law, psychology and criminology. 


Within the Department of Psychology at Kingston University, the Developmental Psychology Research Group and the Developing Minds Lab encompasses a community of researchers whose interests and activities focus on typical and atypical development across the lifespan. The research group utilises diverse methodological approaches such as mobile eye-tracking and observations. Psychology at Kingston is a success story of growth firmly focused on enhancing the department's research productivity and supporting excellence in research-informed teaching. As an indicator of its developing research reputation, the department has obtained over a million pounds of external research funding in the last 5 years, with grants from the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, the Qatar Foundation, EU and Nuffield Foundation.


This is a full time, permanent position.

Interviews are expected to be held in late July – early August.

For informal enquiries, please contact Sabira Mannan, Head of Department of Psychology (S.Mannan@kingston.ac.uk)


Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme


To apply click on ‘Apply for this job’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118

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