Lecturer in Psychology (Health Psychology)

The School of Psychology at University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Psychology, with specialist interest in Health Psychology or a related area. You will contribute to specialist teaching across a range of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. This role will have a developing focus on inter-professional learning in psychology with other health disciplines, in collaboration with the new Plymouth Integrative Health and Social Care Education Centre (PIHC – https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/about-us/university-structure/faculties/health/plymouth-integrative-health-and-social-care-education-centre).

Your enthusiasm for your subject will extend to providing excellent teaching, mentoring and leadership 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. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework assessment 100% of our research environment and research impact was rated as either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), along with 73% of our research outputs.

To support the research aims of our academics the School houses an excellent suite of research laboratories, supported by a dedicated team of Technicians and Teaching and Research Associates.  Our facilities include numerous laboratories supporting behavioural, clinical, neuroscience, and developmental research with technologies such as VR, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS. These are augmented with a newly developed Health Psychology Lab, dedicated Babylab (http://www.psy.plymouth.ac.uk/babylab/), and new state-of-the-art Brain Research and Imaging Centre (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/psychology/brain-research-and-imaging-centre).  Interdisciplinary research within Health is also supported through the Plymouth Institute of Health Research (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/health).  All these resources will be available to support the development of your research career.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis, but 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]

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Monday 22nd August 2022

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 5th September 2022 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.  The anticipated start date is between 1st November 2022 and 1st January 2023.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.