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Lectureship In Psychology - QMUL16197

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £41,682 - £51,899 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL16197
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 11-Oct-2018
Closing date: 11-Nov-2018

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Queen Mary University, a member of the Russell Group and one of the largest colleges in the University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions (9th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework). We have made a strategic commitment to world-class research and teaching across all disciplines. Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research. The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology was founded in 2008 and currently comprises 18 permanent academics. We emphasise a modern interdisciplinary approach, at the interface between behavioural and biological aspects of psychology, including an emerging focus on biological and psychological roots of resilience and well-being.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate who will develop and deliver high-quality teaching in our growing BSc Psychology programme. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in the design and delivery of undergraduate teaching and research in the areas of Introduction to Psychology, History and Philosophy of Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, and Emotion.

The post holder will:

  • Contribute to the organisation, delivery of courses and the assessment of student achievement.
  • Engage in scholarship (i.e. pedagogical studies, development of industrial contacts, outreach).
  • Undertake administrative and other duties of academic staff.

Applicants must have appropriate subject knowledge and have the ability to teach at any level within the area of expertise and across a range of subjects at a more introductory level.

Candidates should have an excellent academic background with a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and the promotion of equality and diversity. The School currently holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

The post is full time and permanent with a start date of January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be in the range of £41,682 - £51,899 per annum and will be in accordance with experience and qualifications. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Non-UK/EU citizens may apply, but must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of the Psychology Department, Dr Michael Pluess:

For further information about the School, please visit the School’s website at:

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Application enquiries should be directed to

Applicants must submit their CV and a cover letter.

The closing date for completed applications is 11 November 2018. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity and Committed to Equality

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