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Lecturer in Psychology (Behaviorial or Cognitive Neuroscience) Full Time

at Plymouth University Plymouth in Plymouth (Published at 04-11-2020)

The School of Psychology at University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Psychology, with specialist interest in Behavioural or Cognitive Neuroscience. You will contribute to teaching across the range of our teaching programmes.




Your enthusiasm for your subject will extend to providing excellent teaching and mentoring 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. The School fosters collaborative research and supports the development of real-world impact. We actively pursue open science, with research integrity and open data practices embedded in our curricula from the first weeks of undergraduate study through to training and support for doctoral students and staff.




The School?s REF profile places it in the top third of psychology departments in the UK, with 83% of its research activity rated as internationally excellent or better. We have a number of active research groups in the School which new appointments can join (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/psychology), but we are also open to launching new research areas should we identify suitable candidates.




The School houses an excellent suite of research laboratories, supported by a dedicated team of Technicians and Teaching and Research Associates. In particular, the University has committed to a state-of-the-art Brain Research and Imaging Centre (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/psychology/brain-research-and-imaging-centre) which is anticipated to open early in 2021. This post is envisaged as playing a central part in developing research in this facility. Additionally, the School facilities include a dedicated BabyLab (http://www.psy.plymouth.ac.uk/babylab/), and numerous networked laboratories supporting behavioural research, VR, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS.




This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 4 years to cover a period of absence. We welcome applications from those seeking a part-time position, job-share arrangements or flexible working arrangements.




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

Interviews are expected to take place in early February. The anticipated start date is between April 1st and August 31st 2021.




Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.




The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.




University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.




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