Head of Department of Psychology and Reader/ Professor

Job Title: Head of Department of Psychology and Reader/ Professor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: Competitive plus an uplift for the Head of tenure
Reference: 0604
Job Published: February 01, 2019 13:55

Job Description

Are you an ambitious academic who is ready to take on the challenge of departmental leadership? Can you take Psychology provision within one of Britain’s highest profile universities to the next level?

Who we are

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

Where you’ll work:

Our highly regarded and rapidly expanding Department of Psychology comprises over 600 staff and 1,800 students. With an international research profile and grants from the Medical Research Council and National Institute of Health Research, the Department has ambitious plans to build on its strengths in health psychology, behaviour change, critical/community psychology and forensic psychology.

Our cross-disciplinary and applied focus creates a vibrant environment for both students and staff, whilst partnerships with public and private organisations in Manchester and beyond support far-reaching knowledge exchange. What’s more, we engage with diverse external groups including councils, the police, the probation service, professional sports teams, blue-chip businesses, pharmacology companies, smoking cessation services and charities.

About the role:

With an initial four-year tenure as Head of Department, you will take our Psychology provision to the next level and build on our impressive international reputation. We will look to you to drive excellence in learning and teaching, develop our portfolio of courses and attract the best and brightest talent, whilst furthering our knowledge transfer activities. At the same time, you will represent the University to the academic community, media and general public, and will be encouraged to develop your own specialist interests in teaching, research or knowledge exchange, so every day will bring fresh and exciting challenges.

About You:

Alongside a PhD in a relevant discipline, you will possess an exceptional track record in teaching and research, backed by innate leadership skills. Proven ability to secure funding and generate additional income streams is essential, alongside extensive experience of managing people, budgets and departmental resources. Finally, you will naturally bring highly developed external networks within academia and medical psychology, and will preferably be a member of a relevant professional body.

Closing date: 3 March 2019

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