Lecturer in Psychology (Health Psychology)
Plymouth University
Plymouth, GB
5d ago

Based in the Faculty of Health, the School of Psychology is one of the largest and best-resourced psychology departments in the UK.

Covering all areas of psychology, the School shares its expertise and enthusiasm for psychology with over 800 students and offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, all accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Graduates go on to pursue a wide range of careers after studying their first degree. Whether continuing studying for a further degree or looking for employment straight away, our emphasis on employability will put our students ahead of other graduates.

Plymouth is a centre of excellence in psychological research. In the last Research Excellence Framework assessment over 80% of our research outputs were rated as either of international (3*) or world-leading (4*) quality in the top 20 nationally on this measure.

The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of a commitment to improving gender equality demonstrating the University’s ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.

The School of Psychology at University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Psychology, with specialist interest in Health Psychology or a related area.

You will contribute to specialist teaching across a range of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. This role will have a developing focus on inter-professional learning in psychology with other health disciplines, in collaboration with the new Plymouth Integrative Health and Social Care Education Centre (PIHC - ).

Your enthusiasm for your subject will extend to providing excellent teaching, mentoring and leadership at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, informed by excellent scholarship and your own research experience.

You will benefit from a positive and collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in all academic activities.

The School fosters collaborative research and supports the development of real-world impact. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework assessment 100% of our research environment and research impact was rated as either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), along with 73% of our research outputs.

To support the research aims of our academics the School houses an excellent suite of research laboratories, supported by a dedicated team of Technicians and Teaching and Research Associates.

Our facilities include numerous laboratories supporting behavioural, clinical, neuroscience, and developmental research with technologies such as VR, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS.

These are augmented with a newly developed Health Psychology Lab, dedicated Babylab (), and new state-of-the-art Brain Research and Imaging Centre ().

Interdisciplinary research within Health is also supported through the Plymouth Institute of Health Research (). All these resources will be available to support the development of your research career.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis, but we welcome applications from those seeking a part-time position, job-share arrangements or flexible working arrangements.

For an informal discussion, please contact the School on 01752 584800 or email the Head of School via

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 5

September 2022 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not. The anticipated start date is between 1

January 2023.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

  • The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes;
  • the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you’ll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths.

    Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today’s global challenges.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

    To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME / BIPOC and LGBT+.

    The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

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