Lecturer in Psychology x2

University of Plymouth
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 to £54,395
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£38,205 to £54,395 per annum – Grade 7/8

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Lecturer in Psychology x2


These posts offer an exciting opportunity to join the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth and shape our future research and teaching excellence across the breadth of the discipline. We seek to make two lectureship appointments with specialist research expertise in any area of psychology, including social and health psychology, behaviour change, development, cognition, and neuroscience.

Your enthusiasm for your subject will extend to providing excellent teaching, mentoring and leadership at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, informed by excellent scholarship and your own research experience. You will benefit from a positive and collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in all academic activities.

About the School and wider context

The School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth is one of the largest in the UK with over 70 academics and 1,000 students studying a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes across the breadth of the discipline.

The School fosters collaborative research and supports the development of real-world impact. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework assessment 100% of our research environment and research impact was rated as either world- leading (4) or internationally excellent (3), along with 73% of our research outputs.

To support the research aims of our academics the School houses an excellent suite of research laboratories, supported by a dedicated team of Technicians. Our facilities include numerous laboratories supporting behavioural, health, clinical, neuroscience, and developmental research with technologies such as VR, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS. These are augmented with a dedicated Babylab, Health Lab and a new state-of-the-art Brain Research and Imaging Centre. All these resources will be available to support the development of your research career.

The School of Psychology also benefits from being within a large Faculty of Health which also provides medical, dental, general, and mental health nursing, social work, and seven different allied health professions training. The University recently created a centre to facilitate interprofessional learning across the Faculty, and we particularly welcome applicants with an interprofessional approach to their work and those who can contribute to growth of our portfolio of funded work in the areas of public health and health services research spanning a range of physical and mental health conditions and involving different population groups in clinical and community health settings. Thus, we would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates who could contribute to our health research.


Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training, and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion, please contact the School on 01752 584800, or email the Head of School via [email protected].

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

Interviews are expected to take place in June, and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

These are full-time positions working 37 hours a week on a permanent basis.

The anticipated start date would be between the start of July and September 2024.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

The Faculty of Health holds four Silver Athena Swan awards, which recognise our commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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