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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology

Salary:   £34,520 to £56,950
Closing Date:   Friday 13 July 2018
Interview Date:   Wednesday 25 July 2018
Reference:  A2323

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster University has a vacancy in the area of Developmental Psychology (broadly defined). 

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster has a core complement of over 40 members of academic staff and a thriving community of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. We seek to make an appointment at either the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly interested in applications from researchers working in early development, childhood development, and/or developmental disorders. More details of our research groupings, interests, and facilities can be found here:

The Department has a strong tradition of collaborative research across traditional boundaries within Psychology and beyond. Our developmental researchers are currently involved in two ESRC Research Centres (Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences - CASS; International Centre for Language and Communicative Development - LuCiD). We have a research building dedicated to behavioural testing across the lifespan, with one floor dedicated to infant and childhood studies. This houses specialised laboratories devoted to a range of neuroscience methodologies, including eye tracking, EEG, NIRs, and also psychometric assessment, interviewing and observation. We also have excellent relations with nurseries, primary, and secondary schools in the local region.

Lancaster University excels in both teaching and research. It currently holds the award of University of the Year 2018 (awarded by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide) and achieved Gold status in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), Psychology at Lancaster University was in the top 20 Psychology Departments in the UK for world leading (4*) research publications. The strength of the Department’s research is mirrored by the quality of its undergraduate program and by its postgraduate provision, which includes ESRC recognised PhD and Masters programmes within the largest Doctoral Training Centre in the UK.

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.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof. Kate Cain (email:  Tel: +44 (0)1524 593990).

Further information about the Department is 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 programme of research you would undertake should you be appointed. Please make clear whether you are applying at the level of Lectureship or Senior Lecturer, so that your application is evaluated appropriately. 

The department welcomes applicants whose research programme aligns with any aspects of open science. The Department actively supports the promotion of open science initiatives

Interviews will be held over 2 days – 24 & 25 July 2018

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. 

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

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