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Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology - Education & Research

School of Psychology

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,804 to £49,553 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 60 Months
Release Date:  Monday 16 December 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 26 February 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Tuesday 24 March 2020
Reference:  SS-154-19

The School of Psychology is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology to provide high-quality research, excellent teaching, supervision, and related administration. 

The post is open to Social and Organisational psychology applicants, particularly applicants who can strengthen our research and teaching in group processes and leadership. You will be a pro-active member of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes (CSGP) which was founded in 1990 to consolidate the School’s international reputation for social psychological research into group processes and intergroup relations.  We welcome applications from candidates whose research will enhance our existing areas of expertise and who can teach across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

As the UK’s European University, we welcome applications from UK, European, and international candidates.

As Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology you will:

  • Develop, deliver, and assess excellent teaching and learning materials in a variety of settings across a range of modules and contribute to core teaching on the Undergraduate and MSc Psychology programmes, especially in group processes and leadership 
  • Make a sustained and significant contribution to high-quality research
  • Supervise students undertaking their final year project and/or MSc project; supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
  • Demonstrate commitment to, and support of, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion within the School

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent in Psychology or related discipline
  • Successful completion of high-quality research related to group processes and/or leadership
  • Teaching skills appropriate to higher education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • A convincing plan for a programme of research with potential for funding and high-impact publications

The School of Psychology overlooks Canterbury with a view of the cathedral. It is a leading centre of research and education with a commitment to scientific excellence, a concern for tackling problems of contemporary relevance and a commitment to have positive impact. 

The School is consistently rated in the top 20 of UK course providers.  We currently have over 40 faculty members, 80 PhD students and a diverse range of externally - funded research projects that employ numerous post-doctoral staff. All are supported by an experienced Professional and Technical Services team. 

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS-140-19

Please note - a 2 page, 3 to 5 year research plan should be uploaded as part of your application, as well as a CV and Cover letter.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of School ( or to Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura (

Interviews will likely take place in February/March 2020.

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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