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Lecturer in Psychology - Biological psychology specialism

School of Applied Social Science

Location:  All university sites Brighton (Falmer, Grand Parade, Moulsecoomb) or Eastbourne
Salary:  £35,845 to £42,792 per annum
Closing Date:  Tuesday 20 April 2021
Reference:  HA3179-21-092

This is an opportunity for a lecturer (teaching and research focused) in psychology to join a team with an established reputation in applied social, cultural and critical psychology. 

A PhD or Professional Doctorate in Psychology (or near completion) is essential, as well as up-to-date, sound knowledge of Biological psychology, for example, the biological basis of human behaviour, behavioural genetics, neuroscience. You will also have the ability to contribute to a variety of core BPS psychology curriculum areas across our undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programmes. You must be eligible for membership of the British Psychological Society. 

This is a permanent, full-time post to start in September 2021 and job sharers are also welcome to apply.

The University offers a wide range of benefits, such as a generous annual leave package and travel loan schemes. 

We are committed to diversifying the racial and ethnic profile of our community, and especially welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates. We are seeking colleagues who have an understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and how these principles can be applied in HE settings. We value self-awareness, in terms of understanding candidates’ own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power, privilege and stereotypes, as well as a willingness to challenge practices that present barriers to different groups.

In Psychology, we have a sociable and supportive staff group, who meet regularly. We recognise that currently there remains some uncertainty in the sector due to the impact of the pandemic. We are growing our team in response to buoyant student numbers, and whilst the University of Brighton is currently delivering blended online/face-to-face teaching, we are planning for a phased return to on-campus teaching. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Carl Walker at:

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.



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