Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Factors Cardiff University, School of Psychology United Kingdom

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Factors


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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Factors- School of Psychology, Cardiff University

 

Cardiff University School of Psychology has a secondment opportunity to appoint an outstanding individual at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level who can complement and extend our research and impact strengths, and provide engaging teaching mainly in the area of Human Factors Psychology.

 

Our Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) Research Group focusses on human-machine systems design, interaction and training, and currently has six core research themes: defence; design of internal and external spaces; emergency services; health and social care; intelligent mobility, and security (including cyber). HuFEx membership currently stands at more than 30 Cardiff University academics, research staff, and post graduate researchers, and we have strong relationships (including collaborations) with multiple organisations within and outside of the UK. We are one of the largest and best psychology departments in the UK ('Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience' at Cardiff was placed 2nd in the UK Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

 

We seek an excellent applicant with expertise in human factors, and in particular one or more of the above HuFEx themes, to strengthen and link our current internationally competitive research (http://psych.cf.ac.uk/research/).

 

We are committed to supporting early career scientists and offer attractive start-up packages that typically include research funds, initial RA support, PhD studentship opportunities and reduced teaching and administrative load for the first year (http://psych.cf.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs.html). The School of Psychology has an Athena SWAN Silver Award (http://psych.cf.ac.uk/aboutus/equalitydiversity.html).

 

The University is committed to sustaining our positive working environment to enable all staff to flourish and achieve. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part-time or full time.

 

Salary:

£33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6 - Lecturer)
£42,036 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 7 - Lecturer)
£50,132 - £58,089 per annum (Grade 8 - Senior Lecturer)

 

This post is for a 3 year period to cover a staff secondment. There is a possibility that the secondment will be extended to 5 years.

 

This post is available immediately.

 

Date advert posted: Friday, 1 March 2019

 

Closing date: Monday, 1 April 2019

 

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

 

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

 

Job Description

Main Duties

To advance and disseminate knowledge in the subject area of Human Factors (and related areas), and to contribute to teaching, administration and leadership. The size of the School, together with our resourcing, means that teaching and administrative duties are balanced with active research careers.

•To design, manage and conduct human factors and related research projects to internally-recognised standards of excellence, as well as securing external funding to enable the delivery of research projects (as appropriate for level of appointment).
•To produce high quality research outputs for publication in the form of academic journal articles. Where appropriate, to translate research outcomes into impact beyond the academic sphere.
•To deliver high-quality and engaging research-led teaching.
•To supervise research conducted by postgraduate and undergraduate students.
•Where appropriate, to build and maintain links with external agencies and networks.
•To advise and support colleagues and act as a mentor, internal reviewer or collaborator as appropriate.
•To line-manage postdoctoral staff or research assistants where necessary.
To contribute to the smooth running of the School, both through defined administrative duties and through maintaining positive working relationships with colleagues.
•To contribute to leadership, strategic development and improvements to the School, as appropriate for level of appointment.
•To act in accordance with the Statutes of Cardiff University and with the Regulations and Resolutions made by its Senate and Council.
•To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate.
•To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Policies and procedures and to cooperate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer.
•Other duties consistent with the role.

 

Person Specification

Essential Criteria 

  1. An established expertise and a promising (grade 6) / proven (grade 7) / established (grade 8) portfolio of research and teaching in an area relevant to the School of Psychology and in particular at least one of the HuFEx group themes: defence; design of internal and external spaces; emergency services; health and social care; intelligent mobility, and, security (including cyber), with a clear strategic vision for future development.
  2. An emerging (grade 6)/ sustained (grade 7) well established (grade 8)  record of international journal publications of the highest esteem within and/or related (e.g., cognitive science, applied psychology) to the field of human factors psychology.
  3. Experience of working with and/or within industry, particularly in relation to human factors and/or highly related areas, or, a willingness to do so.
  4. Ability to demonstrate potential (grade 6), commitment to (grade 7) and proven experience (grade 8) to obtain competitive research funding in order to maintain a productive research team.
  5. An undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree at PhD level in a relevant discipline related to the School of Psychology (all grades); your application can make the case for why your background would strengthen the School.
  6. Effective communication skills (all grades).
  7. A creative, innovative, team-working attitude (all grades).
  8. Motivation to (grade 6/7) / proven (grade 8) support colleagues, students, the School and University to enhance our positive working environment and to help our continued improvement and development (all grades).
  9. A willingness (all grades) to take responsibility for academically related administration and leadership.
  10. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and resilience to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community (all grades).

 

Desirable Criteria 

  1. Emerging or proven impact beyond academia (all grades).
  2. Ability and expertise to link research groups across the school, or between the school and colleagues in other schools, especially the university research institutes (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-institutes)
  3. Teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level and ability to engage students and contribute to the leadership and continued development of teaching and supervision across the School teaching programmes (all grades).
  4. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School (grade 7).  Proven experience  - (grade 8)
  5. Programming experience and/or experience of developing scenarios/tasks for studies involving cutting edge technology (e.g., simulators, eye trackers, VR/AR systems), or, a willingness to gain experience.
  6. A relevant teaching qualification.

 

Desirable Criteria


Emerging or proven impact beyond academia (all grades).


Ability and expertise to link research groups across the school, or between the school and colleagues in other schools, especially the university research institutes (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-institutes)


Teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level and ability to engage students and contribute to the leadership and continued development of teaching and supervision across the School teaching programmes (all grades).


Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School (grade 7). Proven experience - (grade 8)


Programming experience and/or experience of developing scenarios/tasks for studies involving cutting edge technology (e.g., simulators, eye trackers, VR/AR systems), or, a willingness to gain experience.
A relevant teaching qualification.


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