Job Details

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience

Ref SS1280
Location Canterbury
Job Type Academic
Contract Type Open Ended
Salary Type Per Annum
Salary (£) 33518 - 56950
SS1280, School of Psychology, Closing Date; 04 March 2018
Grade 7/8/9 £33,518 - £56,950 per annum 

The School of Psychology is making a significant investment in Cognitive Neuroscience by appointing a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience to contribute to our ambitious research and teaching goals. Research excellence will be a more important consideration than precise area of focus, but we particularly welcome applicants whose research will complement or enhance our existing areas of expertise, which include visual perception, attention, social cognition, memory and language. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have a strong track record in at least one of the methods currently practised in the School which include EEG, eye-tracking, neuro-modulation, virtual reality, neuropsychological assessment and other advanced behavioural techniques. 

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience you will:
  • undertake sustained, internationally excellent research and impact
  • lead on successful research and enterprise funding bids
  • contribute to core teaching on the Undergraduate and MSc Psychology programmes (which may include Medway), and to lead the development of new and innovative approaches to education
  • supervise students undertaking their final year project and MSc project; supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
  • hold strategic roles in the wider research community, such as referee/peer reviewer for academic journals and grant applications
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • PhD or equivalent in Psychology, neuroscience, or related discipline
  • successful completion and pipeline of internationally excellent research, including publication in refereed academic journals
  • evidence of methodological expertise related to the School’s cognitive neuroscience/psychology facilities
  • an ability and willingness to contribute to excellent education within the School, especially Cognitive Psychology

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology at the University of Kent is consistently rated in the top 20 of UK course providers. Based upon factors such as entry standards, student satisfaction, research assessment and graduate prospects, Psychology at Kent ranked 9th in the 2018 Complete University Guide, 14th in the 2018 Guardian University Guide, and 10th in the 2018 Sunday Times/Times Good University Guide.

The rankings published in the Times Higher show that research conducted by academic staff in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent is ranked 11th/82 in the UK. This is based on Research Intensity calculated in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). We have an excellent record of attracting external research funding and postgraduate students. In recent years, the School has won funding from the ERC, ESRC, MRC, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation, Department of Trade and Industry, Age UK, People United, the Higher Education Academy, the Big Lottery Fund, Department of Communities and Local Government, the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Prison Service, local NHS hospital trusts and the private, commercial sector.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 06 Dec 2017

Closing date for applications: 04 March 2018

Interviews are to be held: 28 March 2018

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: SS1280

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

In addition to the above, please upload a 1-2 page summary of your research plan, outlining your 3-5year plan for research outputs and grant applications.  

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

No agencies, thank you.

Full Job Description

        SS1280 - Additional Information.docx
        SS1280 - Additional Information.pdf
        SS1280 - Job Description.docx
        SS1280 - Job Description.pdf

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