Lecturer in Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer in Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: £33,797 to £39,152
Reference: 007-21
Contact Name: Simon Errington
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 18, 2021 14:08

Job Description

About the University

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. 

As one of the fastest growing universities in the UK over recent years, we have a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset. The Institute of Social Justice at York St John facilitates research, projects and partnerships that help us to pursue and promote a fairer society.  

The School 

Psychology is an ambitious and growing academic unit within the School of Education, Language and Psychology. Our key areas of research strength are in Cognitive, Developmental, and Discursive Social Psychology, with a developing theme in Mental Health. 53% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in REF2014. Since then, we have grown threefold in staff and PhD students and as a result we expect a strong outcome in REF2021. Our research infrastructure includes dedicated Psychology labs and technical support, specialised EEG, VR and eye-tracking labs, and video-observation equipment and rooms.   

Our excellent teaching and inclusive ethos provide an exceptional student experience.  We offer Psychology programmes at Foundation, BSc and post-graduate level, with curricula aligned to the research expertise of our academic staff.  

The Role   

We are seeking an enthusiastic Lecturer in Psychology to contribute to our inclusive academic community, and further strengthen our research and teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate a growing research profile allied to our existing research strength in discursive social psychology (see, as demonstrated by published outputs.   

The role will involve teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula and in a variety of settings, including small-group workshops/seminars and large-group lectures; research supervision; assessment and feedback; and the provision of pastoral and academic support to students. 

Key requirements 

It is essential that candidates hold, or are near completion of, a doctoral level qualification. The successful candidate will have a growing research profile in discursive social psychology and expertise in qualitative research methods. Candidates will be able to teach across at least two core areas of the British Psychological Society curriculum.   

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Lorna Hamilton at 

Closing Date - Friday 12 February 2021 at midnight

Interview Date - Tuesday 02 March 2021