Associate Professor of Psychology - Bournemouth University

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
4 Jul 2019
£58,089 - £61,618 per annum (pro rata) with further progression opportunities to £71,437
Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Science and Technology is a vibrant and productive environment with approximately 4900 undergraduate and post-graduate students, and 300 staff across six departments: Archaeology & Anthropology, Computing & Informatics, Creative Technology, Design & Engineering, Life & Environmental Sciences, and Psychology. The faculty provides a platform for growth and development in new and existing areas of research, generating additional research income and creating greater impact.

The Department of Psychology nurtures a vibrant research portfolio and positive learning culture in five areas: Social, Cognitive, Clinical, and Affective Neuroscience; Behaviour Change; Face Processing; Visual Cognition; Attention and Memory. We are keen to receive applications from candidates with backgrounds in any of the following: Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology or Cyberpsychology. At Faculty level there is expertise in psychiatric genetics and computational neuroscience and at departmental level, facilities supporting our teaching and research include mobile and static eye tracking, virtual environments, TMS, tDCS and an EEG laboratory. At institutional level, facilities will also include an MRI scanner for the new Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation.

This post is offered on a two-year fixed-term appointment to cover the career break of an established member of staff.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Kevin McGhee, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology or the Head of Department for Psychology, Dr Peter Hills at

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Thursday 4 July 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 5 September 2019 

For more information and to apply, click here

Contact Details

Professor Kevin McGhee:
Dr Peter Hills: