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Lecturer in Psychology

Salary:   £35,845 to £49,553
Closing Date:   Sunday 02 August 2020
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  A3046

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster University currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Psychology (in the area of social/cognitive psychology and the law) who will complement current staff research and teaching interests, in particular supporting teaching collaborations between Psychology and Criminology.

You should be conducting research at the forefront of psychology and law, using theories from social psychology (e.g on prosocial and antisocial behaviour), or cognition (e.g., related to memory, perception) and/or socio-cognition (e.g related to morality, stereotypes). We welcome applications that complement our existing strengths. We have strong interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues from criminology, computer science and linguistics. We embrace methodological plurality (including qualitative, experimental and computational social science methods). We value open science practices. We are home to the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). We play a leading role in a number of research institutes (Security Lancaster, Data Science Institute) and the EPSRC Security, Privacy, Identity, and Trust Engagement NetworkPlus (SPRITE+).

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, based in four research groups (Infancy and Early Development, Language and Cognition, Perception and Action, Social Processes). More details of our research groupings, interests, and facilities can be found here:

For more information about the department see ‘further details’.

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

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof Kate Cain email:

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.  

Interviews are provisionally expected to take place over the 18 and 19 August 2020.

The Department of Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to addressing gender equality. We provide a work environment that strongly supports women in academia and the individual needs of each employee.  We adopt policies that promote a healthy work-life balance (e.g., family-friendly and flexible working practices), and we particularly welcome applications from all diversity groups. Applicants are encouraged to detail any career breaks or significant periods of leave (e.g., for caring responsibilities) in the accompanying CV.




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