Lecturer in Psychology - 2 Roles

Job Title: Lecturer in Psychology - 2 Roles
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: £33,797 to £39,152
Reference: 039-2021
Contact Name: Simon Errington
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 16, 2021 13:13

Job Description

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 Team

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, Social Psychology, and Mental Health. 53% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in REF2014. Since then, we have grown three-fold 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 experience for our students. We offer Psychology programmes at Foundation, BSc and post-graduate level, with curricula aligned to the research expertise of our academic staff.

The Roles

We are seeking two enthusiastic Lecturers in Psychology to contribute to our inclusive academic community, and further strengthen our research and teaching. The successful candidates will demonstrate a growing research profile allied our existing research strength in social psychology, developmental psychology, or mental health. This will be demonstrated by published outputs. For one of the posts, we particularly welcome candidates with expertise in qualitative research methods.

The roles 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 either social psychology, developmental psychology, or mental health.  Candidates will be able to teach across at least two core areas of the British Psychological Society curriculum, and at least one will have expertise in qualitative methods.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Lorna Hamilton at