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Lectureship in Psychology

Salary:   £33,943 to £46,924
Closing Date:   Thursday 27 April 2017
Interview Date:   Tuesday 16 May 2017
Reference:  A1803

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster University is on a path of substantial research expansion with a research building dedicated to behavioural testing across the lifespan, and specialised laboratories devoted to a range of neuroscience methodologies, psychopharmacological testing, sleep studies, auditory testing, interviewing and observation, motion capture, and virtual reality testing.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (the equivalent of Assistant Professor). We welcome applications from candidates with strengths in adult cognition especially, but not limited to, expertise in moral cognition, social cognition as it relate to perspective taking and trust, working memory and attention, and/or cognition in applied contexts.
Depending on the specific research area, you will have a primary affiliation with one of the following research groups in the Department: Language and Literacy; Perception and Action; and Social Processes. To find out more about each of these groups please visit

You should have a track record of research and teaching excellence demonstrated by publications, research grant acquisition, socio-economic impact, and teaching experience, commensurate with stage of career.

Lancaster University is a top 10 UK University. The quality of the Department’s international research is mirrored by the quality of its teaching (e.g., The Daily Telegraph currently features Lancaster as a top-10 UK undergraduate psychology course).

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster has a core complement of over 40 members of academic staff, including one Senior Teaching Associate and one Teaching Fellow, a thriving community of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students, and over 450 undergraduate students.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof. Kate Cain (email: Tel: 01524 593990).

Further information about the Department is also available at:

Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, a full CV, and a brief outline (no more than 2 sides of A4) of the research you would undertake should you be appointed.

The Department of Psychology provides a work environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We hold the Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our commitment to the representation of and support for women in the academic workplace. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis.

We particularly welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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