Lecturer to Associate Professor (E&R) in Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer to Associate Professor (E&R) in Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Exeter
Salary: Competitive Salary
Reference: P76458
Contact Name: Professor Celia Morgan
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 27, 2021 15:13

Job Description

Lecturer to Associate Professor (E&R) in Psychology

Application closing date: 19 September 2021

Location: Exeter

Salary: Competitive salary

Open Rank Academic positions (Lecturer to Associate Professor) in Psychology (E&R)

Department of Psychology, University of Exeter

Open Rank Academic positions (Lecturer to Associate Professor, including clinical qualified candidates) in Psychology (Education and Research)

Competitive salary

Full time, permanent

The Psychology Department at the University of Exeter seeks to appoint to several open rank posts to join our team of exceptional scientists, educators, and clinicians, to conduct world-leading research aimed at tackling the big challenges facing society.

We welcome applications from any area of psychology, but we are particularly interested in recruiting individuals who conduct research relevant to wider university priorities of the climate emergency, mental health, healthy ageing and social justice. The individuals we are hoping to recruit will be able to bridge our existing research themes and groups, working beyond traditional boundaries within psychology.

For at least some of the posts, we particularly encourage applications from people with methodological expertise in cognitive/behavioural neuroscience, advanced data analytic techniques or computational modelling, to complement recent major investments at the University of Exeter such as the new MRI/PET facility and the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Successful candidates will also help us to deliver an inclusive and innovative education to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as our numerous clinical-facing programmes including our clinical psychology doctorate, where appropriate.

At the Psychology Department at University of Exeter, we offer a supportive community where all colleagues can thrive and are treated with dignity and respect. The people we are seeking to recruit will demonstrate how they will enable us to maintain and develop this mission.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A strong and demonstrable interest in Psychology
  • A PhD or equivalent
  • An independent, active research programme in a relevant field of research that has the potential to become internationally leading
  • Evidence of attracting research funding, or demonstrate a clear potential to attract such funding
  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • Enthusiasm and/or experience for delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes

For a Senior Lecturer post, in addition to the above, you will have:

An internationally recognised research programme

  • A strong track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Clear evidence of research leadership
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges

For an Associate Professor post you will:

  • Be a leading authority in academic specialism with a strong international reputation, as evidenced by international quality research publications, a strong track record of sustained research funding as principal investigator and PhD supervision, as well as other esteem indicators
  • Have experience of making a significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy for your subject area
  • Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience.
  • Be a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class individuals to your research group

Please indicate on your application which position you are applying for.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

What we can offer you

  • An exciting, collegiate and stimulating atmosphere within our Department.
  • Freedom (and support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting and impactful research.
  • Support teams that understand our university-wide research and teaching goals, and that partner with our academics accordingly.
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development.
  • Our Exeter Academic Initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy.
  • A beautiful campus set in a vibrant city at the heart of stunning Devon.

For further information

Before submitting an application, you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Celia Morgan on

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of these positions: Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer via the 'Apply Now' link.

If you are interested in these positions we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. This is a rolling-recruitment campaign and applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and interviews will be held throughout the recruitment period.