Associate Professor in Psychology

Job Title: Associate Professor in Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth
Salary: £51,034 to £59,135 per annum
Job Published: January 27, 2020 12:17

Job Description

Ref: A7061

Associate Professor in Psychology

Salary/Grade: £51,034 to £59,135 per annum – Grade 9

The School of Psychology at University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Psychology, with specialist interest in either Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, or a related area.  It is expected that you will contribute to teaching across the range of our teaching programmes, but with a particular focus on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, where you will be expected to take a lead in organizing and delivering the research aspects of the programme.

Your enthusiasm for your subject will extend to providing excellent teaching and mentoring 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.  We actively pursue open science, with research integrity and open data practices embedded in our curricula from the first weeks of undergraduate study through to training and support for doctoral students and staff.

The School’s REF profile places it in the top third of psychology departments in the UK, with 83% of its research activity rated as internationally excellent or better.  We have a number of active research groups in the School which new appointments can join (, but we are also open to launching new research areas should we identify suitable candidates.

The School houses an excellent suite of research laboratories, supported by a dedicated team of Technicians and Teaching and Research Associates.  Our facilities include a dedicated BabyLab (, and numerous networked laboratories supporting behavioural research, VR, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS.  In addition the University has committed to a state-of-the-art Brain Research and Imaging Centre ( which is anticipated to open in September 2020.  All these resources will be available to support the development of your research career.

This is a permanent position and can be full-time working 37 hours per week, 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 

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 23rd February 2020

Interviews are expected to take place in early March 2020.  The anticipated start date is between 1st June and 31st July 2020.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.