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Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 17 July 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 08 September 2019  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  SS-058-19

The School of Psychology is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Psychology to provide high-quality research, as well as excellent teaching and supervision, who is able to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn. 

We welcome applications from candidates whose will enhance our existing areas of expertise and who can teach across our educational programmes. We particularly welcome applicants who can strengthen our research and teaching in Developmental Psychology and who have demonstrated potential or ability to secure funding for their research.   

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

As Lecturer in Developmental 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, primarily (though not exclusively) on our undergraduate programmes
  • 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 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent in Psychology or related discipline 
  • Successful completion of high-quality research, preferably in developmental psychology 
  • Teaching skills appropriate to higher education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, & communication skills
  • 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 to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS-058-19

Informal enquires can be directed to Head of School, Professor David Wilkinson (

Interviews are likely to be held in October 2019.

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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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