Senior Lecturer/Reader in Developmental Psychology 

November 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:£56,021 to £64,914
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Senior Lecturer/Reader in Developmental Psychology Ref 22044

School/department : School of Psychology Hours : Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business needs) Location : Brighton, United Kingdom Contract : Permanent Reference : 22044 Salary : Starting at £56,021 to £64,914 per annum, pro rata if part time Placed on: 25 October 2023 Closing date : 27 November 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of this date. Expected Interview date: Second Week of December 2023 Expected start date : 01 January 2024 (or later via negotiation)

Job description

The School of Psychology is looking to recruit a full-time, education and research-focused faculty member at Senior Lecturer/Reader (Grade 9) level, with expertise in developmental psychology that complements or extends existing research strengths in the School of Psychology.

We aim to advance knowledge and practice related to typical and atypical emotional, social, cognitive and behavioural development across the lifespan. Our work has a core objective of translating research to clinical, policy and public contexts through strong links with policymakers and practitioners in mental health and social care services and education. Our work spans the development of emotions, language, cognition and social and academic competence at home, school, and the wider community. This work utilises diverse methodologies, including quantitative behavioural genetics, analysis of cohort studies, naturalistic and lab-based experimental designs. Developmental psychopathology is also a focus. In collaboration with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and other UK and international service providers, we have also made significant contributions to youth and adolescent mental health research and practice. We work closely with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, have strong research links with local NHS trusts, and are heavily involved in the regional NIHR Applied Research Collaboration.

The School has seen substantial growth over the past five years and we are recruiting excellent candidates to join our motivated, energetic, and ambitious faculty, contribute to our high-quality research portfolio, teaching and learning, and to promote outstanding research and student experience. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with a strong research profile. We welcome applications in any area of child development, however we would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in either child clinical psychology or the intersection of psychology and education. The post holder will also undertake supervision of postgraduate dissertations and PhD supervision.

The University of Sussex is a leading teaching and research institution and is ranked within the top 200 in the world. The School of Psychology at the University of Sussex is one of the most academically diverse and influential centres for the study of psychology in the UK with considerable strengths in both research and teaching. We have a longstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and we are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award (2020) for our work promoting gender equality.

Psychology at Sussex was ranked 18th out of nearly 100 institutions in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework and receives excellent student ratings for its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. We offer a very highly regarded undergraduate degree course and a suite of PGT courses, and we have a substantial group of doctoral students, supported in part by ESRC, BBSRC, and Leverhulme Trust funded doctoral training programmes.

Informal enquiries may be made with the Deputy Head of School, Professor Jamie Ward ([email protected]).

The University of Sussex believes that the diversity of its staff and student community is fundamental to creative thinking, pedagogic innovation, intellectual challenge, and our interdisciplinary approach to research and learning. We celebrate and promote diversity, equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. All roles are open to flexible work arrangements as part of the university's commitment to be flexible by default. Applications for a job share are welcome and would be considered fully for this role.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

Download our academic application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to [email protected]

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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