The Department of Psychology is seeking to appoint an ambitious research-driven Lecturer. Applicants should be developing a reputation in their field, with recent high-quality publications that address major questions and the potential for external grant funding. Recruitment will be focused on bringing in individuals who strengthen and extend the Department’s current research and teaching strengths.
The University of York has one of the UK’s leading psychology departments. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework nationwide assessment (REF 2021) we ranked 8th for overall performance, 2nd for the quality of research papers (with 95% being classified as world-leading or internationally excellent) and joint 1st for our environment which was rated as 100% 4*. In 2007 we received the first Athena SWAN Silver Award for a psychology department and in 2019 we received Gold. We are a large, vibrant department with a strong community atmosphere and a nurturing learning environment. The high quality of our teaching and support for students has been endorsed by the British Psychological Society and is reflected by outstanding ratings from students in the NSS. We are committed to ensuring that all members of staff achieve their full potential in a supportive, friendly, flexible and responsive work environment.
We carry out internationally excellent research in a broad range of areas including the psychological and neuroscientific bases of memory, perception, attention, language, emotion and social relationships. Our research covers populations across cultures, sociodemographics and lifespan, and includes individuals with developmental, neuropsychological and psychiatric disorders. Most of our research is concerned with understanding basic mechanisms, with a view to understanding how these insights can feed through to real world implications. Most of our staff carry out interdisciplinary research. Our belief is that, when different disciplines interact and views are allowed to conflict, this can promote highly original and creative output, which increases the potential for societal impact. We welcome candidates who share these interests and values.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate how they can achieve theoretically-driven research objectives relating to their area of research, through funding proposals and outputs. Candidates are also expected to teach with dedication, contribute to the design and delivery of undergraduate and/or masters programmes and make an important contribution to the running of the Department through administrative responsibilities.
Interview date: TBC
Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Lisa Henderson (Acting Co-Head of Department, email@example.com)
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