Lectureship in Social Psychology and Social Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Birmingham, School of Psychology within the College Life and Environmental Sciences
United Kingdom

Grade 8- Starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year.

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham wishes to strengthen our School with the appointment of a Lecturer. The School is continuing to recruit as a result of outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and major investment provided to the School by the University.

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/psychology/index.aspx  is one of the largest and most successful in the UK, currently ranked in the top 5 Schools in the country (REF 2014). The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from currently under-represented groups. The School of Psychology has a Bronze Athena SWAN award and strives to maintain a flexible and supportive environment that enables its staff to flourish.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the development, management, and delivery of teaching and assessment with the aim of enhancing student learning; and (b) enhancement of the student experience.  The role will typically also involve collaborating with others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, (b) supervising and examining PhD students, and (c) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Administration is likely to involve both contributions within the School and contributions to the wider College and University.  This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at School level or further within the University.

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the discipline area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research teaching experience and scholarship within Social Psychology
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring other successfully at all levels


  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching and advising colleagues
  • Experience and achievement in public engagement and widening participation activities, and similar activities that enhance the student experience or employability 

Management and administration 

  • Ability to contribute to School/Department management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

How to apply

Applicants are invited to submit their application online to us, via https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900006T&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

For further information, or to discuss the role, please contact:  (Interim Head of School Psychology) Dr. Joff Lee at J.L.C.Lee@bham.ac.uk or (Head of Education) Dr. Jonathan Catling @ J.C.Catling@bham.ac.uk

Lecturer salary from £40,792 to £48,677 a year, with potential progression to £54,765 a year.

Closing date:    16th July 2019      Reference: 38134

Interviews TBC

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