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Lecturer x 2

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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38,832 - 47,722 a year
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Role Description

Two Lectureships in Psychology

Psychology at York is seeking to appoint two lecturers to new posts. We welcome applications in any field that complements or extends our existing strengths and takes advantage of the University’s interdisciplinary research-led environment. However, we would particularly like to make one of these appointments in an area of applied psychology.

The Role

  • Develop research programmes, projects, and proposals for external funding.
  • Lead on, and contribute to, the publication of original research and the production of other research outputs.
  • Design, develop, and deliver high-quality teaching and supervision.
  • Seek opportunities to operate across disciplinary boundaries and to forge collaborations within and outside the Department.
  • Contribute to management and administration as requested by the Head of Department.

Person Specification

You will have a PhD in Psychology or a related field as well as knowledge in the subject area and a range of research techniques and methodologies. You will have experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally graduate level, successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules with exemplification of teaching materials. Experience of publishing high quality scientific papers, having well developed analytical skills, ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and have highly developed written communication are all essential to this role.

Why York
The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. It is dynamic, growing, and strongly committed to excellence.

The Department of Psychology has been placed among the top-100 psychology departments in the QS world university rankings every year since 2013. Research in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience at York was ranked 4th in the UK in the most recent national assessment of research quality (REF2014). The Department has held an Athena SWAN Silver Award since 2007 in recognition of its commitment to supporting women in science. Further information about the Department can be found at

Interviews for the posts will take place in York in the Week Commencing 4 December 2017. 

Starting dates are negotiable but are expected to be no later than 1st May 2018.

Informal discussions can be held with the Head of Department, Professor Mike Burton (, +44 (0)1904 322913) or with the Chair of the Board of Studies, Dr Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer (, +44 (0)1904 322885).

Athena Swan Silver

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.