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Senior Lecturer/ Reader or Chair in Psychology or Psychology and Neuroscience

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University?
We have an exciting opportunity in the Psychology Department at Sheffield for an inspirational academic. We are looking for someone with an established reputation as a leading researcher and excellent teacher. You will be key to our continued success, bringing a fresh approach and the ability to contribute to the strategic leadership of the Department.

You will join one of the largest Psychology departments in the UK; consistently ranked as an outstanding research department in all seven UK Research Assessment Exercises. Your expertise and approaches will further strengthen our
strong international research profile our reputation for novel, research-led teaching.

About you:
We are looking to appoint a Senior Lecturer, Reader or Chair in Psychology or Psychology and Neuroscience. Does the following sound like you?
• You are an established educator with a proven teaching ability and demonstrable interest in developing innovative teaching approaches. This role will offer you the opportunity to design high quality research-led teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
• You hold a PhD in a relevant area, have a recognised international reputation in your research field, and high professional standing. Your research area will be in any field of psychology, including social and health psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience.
• You are well-positioned to be returned under REF2021, with an impressive publication record of original and internationally recognised research in peer-reviewed journals, a strong record of grant capture, and with potential to extend your record in both these areas.
• You are motivated to build on your existing research collaboration both within the University, nationally and internationally.
• You are an effective leader and could act as a role model and mentor for others in the department. Your ability to think
strategically, manage change, and lead substantial research programmes will add significant benefit to the department.
• You can collaborate effectively with colleagues from a variety of research interests and support the research of more junior colleagues.
• Through participation in and membership of committees, you will contribute to the life of the wider University.

If you are interested in this varied and dynamic role, we would love to hear from you. We particularly welcome applications from currently under-represented groups, including women and those from Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

About the department:
Over 80% of our department's research is internationally excellent or world-leading in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our excellence in research spans the discipline and we have highly active groups under the broad headings of social and health psychology, developmental and cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, systems neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and clinical psychology. Ours is a vibrant research and study environment, and one of the largest centres of postgraduate psychology research in the country.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student


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