As part of the continued development of the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, applications are invited for two Lectureship posts on the Teaching and Research (T&R) career track. The candidates must have a track record of outstanding independent research, as evidenced by high quality publications in leading academic journals and have interests which extend any of the School’s existing research strengths. 

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Full Time, Redeployment
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Grade 7
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Research within the School is structured around three highly collaborative themes: Cognition; Perception & Attention; and Social Cognition, with a number of special interest groups both within and across themes. We also have an applied psychology strand, focusing on the impact of our research on society, health and industry. Across all these themes we strongly support interdisciplinary research in an international context.  We encourage applications from researchers who see links with the University’s interdisciplinary challenges: particularly (i) data and artificial intelligence, (ii) health, nutrition and well-being, (iii) social inclusion and cultural diversity. https://www.abdn.ac.uk/2040/interdisciplinary-challenges/index.php. With the expansion of our undergraduate and postgraduate programme portfolio, the successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching at both levels.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,522 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry, please contact Professor Arash Sahraie, Head of School (a.sahraie@abdn.ac.uk) or Professor Patric Bach, Chair of Search Committee (p.bach@abdn.ac.uk). Please do not email CVs or applications to Professors Sahraie or Bach and apply online for this position www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid, HR Adviser (e-mail: n.reid@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

These roles are based in the UK and as such the successful candidates will be required to live and work in the UK.

Job Reference Number: PSY040A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 4 July 2021

Successful candidates will be invited to give a presentation to the School on 29 July 2021, with formal interviews being held on 30 July 2021.

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