Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/ Senior Lecturer / Reader (Associate Professor) in Health Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/ Senior Lecturer / Reader (Associate Professor) in Health Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bath
Salary: See job description
Reference: DC5282
Job Published: October 04, 2017 17:22

Job Description

Salary: Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722 (Lecturer) or £49,149 rising to £56,950 (Senior Lecturer/Reader)

Closing Date: Sunday 14th January 2018

The Department of Psychology at the University of Bath is completing a significant expansion. Research in the department occurs across more than six major sub-disciplines in psychology, including clinical, cognitive, developmental, environmental, health, and social, using diverse methods from psychology and neuroscience in a new purpose-built five-level building, containing two floors of state-of-the-art labs for interview, group observation, EEG/ERP, virtual reality, psychobiology, eye-tracking, pain, cross-modal and computerised testing. The department retains real strength in the breadth of our methodological approaches, including diverse quantitative and qualitative methods, which makes us distinctive in our research and teaching.

Research excellence will be a more important consideration than precise area of focus within health psychology. However, applicants must have the capacity to research and teach in health psychology at postgraduate and undergraduate levels and demonstrable ability to provide postgraduate methods and design training.  Applications for more senior levels will also require evidence of relevant external accreditation or the ability to secure this accreditation.

The Department has an established tradition of ‘theoretically informed applied psychology’ and we are seeking applicants with demonstrable research quality and impact. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, staff were returned in different units of assessment, the largest of which (Allied Health Professions) obtained the highest REF2014 rating across the whole University. The University was ranked 12th overall in the UK in REF2014. The Department was recently ranked 1st in the Guardian league table and 2nd in the Complete University Guide, and The Times Good University Guide.  More information about the Department can be found at

The University of Bath is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and is part of the GW4 group of leading Universities (with Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). Bath is also a member of the ERSC-funded SWDTC. Bath is 15 minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Deputy Head of Department, Professor Julie Barnett (; + 44 (0)1225 383167) or to the Head of Department, Professor Greg Maio (; +44 (0)1225 384647).

As part of the application process, candidates will be asked to state which post they wish to be considered for (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader).

Interviews are anticipated to be held the week commencing 12 February 2018.

The University of Bath has a bronze award from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.