Lecturer to Associate Professo in Psychology (E&R)

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
19 Sep 2021
Competitive salary
University of Exeter

Job Details

The Psychology Department at the University of Exeter seeks to appoint to several open rank posts to join our team of exceptional scientists, educators, and clinicians, to conduct world-leading research aimed at tackling the big challenges facing society.

We welcome applications from any area of psychology, but we are particularly interested in recruiting individuals who conduct research relevant to wider university priorities of the climate emergency, mental health, healthy ageing and social justice. The individuals we are hoping to recruit will be able to bridge our existing research themes and groups, working beyond traditional boundaries within psychology. 

For at least some of the posts, we particularly encourage applications from people with methodological expertise in cognitive/behavioural neuroscience, advanced data analytic techniques or computational modelling, to complement recent major investments at the University of Exeter such as the new MRI/PET facility  and the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.  

Successful candidates will also help us to deliver an inclusive and innovative education to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as our numerous clinical-facing programmes including our clinical psychology doctorate, where appropriate.

At the Psychology Department at University of Exeter, we offer a supportive community where all colleagues can thrive and are treated with dignity and respect. The people we are seeking to recruit will demonstrate how they will enable us to maintain and develop this mission.

Person Criteria

 For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A strong and demonstrable interest in Psychology
  • A PhD or equivalent
  • An independent, active research programme in a relevant field of research that has the potential to become internationally leading
  • Evidence of attracting research funding, or demonstrate a clear potential to attract such funding
  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • Enthusiasm and/or experience for delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes 

For a Senior Lecturer post, in addition to the above, you will have:

  • An internationally recognised research programme
  • A strong track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Clear evidence of research leadership
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges 

For an Associate Professor post you will:

  • Be a leading authority in academic specialism with a strong international reputation, as evidenced by international quality research publications, a strong track record of sustained research funding as principal investigator and PhD supervision, as well as other esteem indicators
  • Have experience of making a significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy for your subject area
  • Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience.
  • Be a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class individuals to your research group 

Please indicate on your application which position you are applying for.  

How to Apply


Contact Details

Before submitting an application, you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Celia Morgan on psychologyHoD@exeter.ac.uk.