Professor/Associate Professor in Neuroscience (Bournemouth University)

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
17 Nov 2019
£59,135 to £70,950 per annum with further progression opportunities
Full time, permanent contract

Professor - Starting salary from £64,290 - £70,950 per annum with further progression opportunities to £88,070

Associate Professor - Starting salary from £59,135 - £62,727 per annum with further progression opportunities to £72,723

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.

Over the past seven years the Department of Psychology has undergone a period of rapid expansion resulting in a vibrant research and learning culture. The department has five highly research active research groups: Social, Cognitive, Clinical, and Affective Neuroscience; Behaviour Change; Face Processing; Visual Cognition; Attention and Memory. We are looking for an enthusiastic Professor/Associate Professor of Neuroscience with a keen interest in fostering inter-disciplinary collaborations across the Department and University in order to further our ambitions of being a top University for research in neuroscience.

Within the Faculty of Science and Technology, there is an Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Centre comprising computer scientists, psychologists, geneticists, and clinicians working in the NHS. The appointed person would be leading this team of researchers by providing mentoring, encouragement, and a critical eye in order to enhance our income generation. This group has strong links with local neurorehabilitation facilities in addition to the NHS.

Facilities supporting our teaching and research include mobile and static eye tracking, virtual environments, TMS, tDCS, an EEG laboratory. The University is also procuring an MRI scanner (Siemens Lumina) as part of the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation (IoMIV), and it is expected that the Professor will lead the Psychology Department's research in using these new facilities. Therefore, the appointed person will work closely with the Clinical Lead of the IoMIV in order to develop interdisciplinary bids. The MRI will be installed in December 2019.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or equivalent in a relevant field.  You will have demonstrated global research leadership and you will be committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

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Further Information

Closing Date: (Midnight) Sunday 17 November 2019

Interview Date: Friday 13 December 2019

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference (FST336).

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact the Head of the Psychology Department, Dr Peter Hills on 01202 961570 or email or the Executive Dean of the Faculty, Professor Keith Phalp, email