Associate Professor in Psychology

Job Title: Associate Professor in Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Devon
Salary: £49,149 to £56,950 pa
Reference: A5750
Job Published: January 15, 2018 16:05

Job Description

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

School of Psychology

Ref: A5750

Associate Professor in Psychology (Clinically related)

Salary: £49,149 to £56950 pa – Grade 9

The School of Psychology at The University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint a new permanent full-time academic member of staff.

We are looking to appoint an Associate Professor who will contribute to the leadership of research and teaching in clinically-related aspects of Psychology. It is intended that you will help develop, and then lead, Masters level provision in this area whilst maintaining a strong research career. 

We are looking to appoint a candidate who is enthusiastic about Psychology, who can provide excellent research-informed teaching for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and who can enhance our research profile. This post is intended to support our teaching and research capacity in the area of clinical psychology and topics related to it, and so the appointment will be made on the academic pay scale: being a practicing Clinical Psychologist is not a requirement for the post.

There are opportunities to collaborate with a wide range of health professionals from both the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, and the Medical School. In particular, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our existing teaching team who support our Doctorate programme in Clinical Psychology.

Research at Plymouth

The University of Plymouth School of Psychology offers excellent research facilities to support your career, with a large suite of recently-refurbished dedicated research facilities covering a broad range of methodologies, supported by a dedicated technical team. The school houses a number of active research groups, and you will be expected to contribute to the success of one of these groups, or to help establish a new group. For more details visit

Research in the School of Psychology forms part of the University’s multidisciplinary Cognition Research Institute (, which helps link our research to areas of strength across the entire University.

The University’s commitment to supporting research in Psychology was demonstrated this year with a multi-million pound investment to establish a University Brain Research and Imaging Centre, expected to launch late in 2018.

Teaching at Plymouth

The University of Plymouth School of Psychology offers many opportunities to develop your teaching career. The School is one of the largest and most successful in the UK, comprising 50 FTE academic staff and over a thousand students at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. The school delivers BPS accredited single and combined honours BSc degrees in Psychology, an integrated undergraduate Masters programme in Advanced Psychology, taught postgraduate Masters in Psychology, and Psychological Research Methods, research MPhil and PhDs, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Your teaching will contribute to this portfolio of programmes, as part of a collegiate team of dedicated staff. For more details see

Applicants should be qualified to PhD level or equivalent in Psychology or a related discipline, and be able to demonstrate the capacity to deliver teaching and research excellence.

This is a full time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Tim Hollins or email

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Monday 19 February 2018.

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.