Lecturer in Psychology (Biological)

University of Salford

United Kingdom

June 26, 2022


Opportunity ID


Opportunity Closing Date

26/06/2022, 23:55

Primary Location

Salford - Frederick Road Campus

School or Business Unit

School of Health & Society

Contract Type

Full Time Permanent




A bit about the School of Health & Society…

Our School of Health & Society is one of the largest providers of nursing, midwifery, allied health professional, Social Work and Counselling and Psychotherapy education programmes in the UK, known for our track record of collaborating with a wide range of industry partners across health and social care to produce highly skilled graduates with real work experience. We are at an interesting time in the Higher Education sector, there is significant change in terms of oversight, student expectations and changing demographics and we are trying to do things differently so that we stay ahead of these changes. Our connection to industry is stronger than ever and we're proud to have more partnerships with SMEs than any other Greater Manchester University.

We provide a diverse range of programmes from undergraduate degrees in physiotherapy and psychology, to postgraduate degrees in public health and sports injury rehabilitation. The Directorate of Psychology and Sport continues to expand, and we are seeking additional staff to support this growth.

So what will the role involve?

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Psychology (Biological) to add to our successful Psychology subject area. Applicants are expected to have a first degree in in Psychology or a related subject, preferably with GBC status with the British Psychological Society. You should have a PhD in Psychology or a closely related discipline (or be close to completion) or have substantial relevant industry/sector experience. The post requires someone who is research active and who can play a full part in the activities of the Directorate. The appointed person will be expected to contribute to teaching and assessment in the core areas of the BPS syllabus (including Biological Psychology). You should have research interests relevant to Biological Psychology and/or other areas within the core areas of the BPS syllabus, mental health, addictions, media psychology, and the psychology of coercive control.

For further information on the role, please contact the Director of Psychology and Sport, Dr Steve Atkins (S.J.Atkins@Salford.ac.uk) or the Head of Psychology, Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall (L.Dubrow-Marshall@Salford.ac.uk).

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary - and excellent pension scheme.
  • Generous annual leave - plus the ability to buy additional holiday days
  • Flexible, agile and hybrid working - we support a culture of both flexible and agile working to help manage the demands of work with personal life subject to business requirements
  • Professional development - a comprehensive package of personal development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential
  • Inclusion, for all of us – With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.
  • Wellbeing support - dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health, ranging from an Employee Assistance Programme and counselling to sports and fitness facilities, including discounted gym memberships.
  • Greater Manchester - Live and work in one of the most vibrant regions in the UK, a hot spot of digital innovation, excellent schools and colleagues, and with affordable city, suburban and rural living options to suit a wide range of lifestyle choices.
  • However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong - watch us in action here!

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    About the employer

    Established in 1967, the University of Salford is a leading public institution of higher education and research in Salford, Great Manchester, New England. It was originally set up as Royal Technical Institute in 1896, transforming into the College of Advanced...