2 x Professor of Psychology (Community or Health) (one role with responsibilities as Head of Department)

Job Title: 2 x Professor of Psychology (Community or Health) (one role with responsibilities as Head of Department)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: Competitive salary
Reference: T1-80362585-02
Job Published: October 16, 2017 10:19

Job Description

2 x Professor of Psychology (Community or Health Psychology) (one role with responsibilities as Head of Department)

Reference: T1-80362585-02

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:

Situated within the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, our Department of Psychology is strong, growing and energetic. With over 60 members of staff and 1800 students, the Department has an international research profile, grants from the Medical Research Council and National Institute of Health Research, and a strong track record of internationally esteemed publications. Research leadership is actively prioritised, including active peer-mentoring and high-profile guest speakers, and we have ambitious plans for developing our strengths in health psychology, behaviour change, critical/community psychology and forensic psychology.

Meanwhile, our cross-disciplinary and applied focus provides a vibrant teaching and learning environment, whilst external partnerships with public and private organisations in Manchester and beyond support our knowledge exchange and impact agendas. In fact, we collaborate with local councils, the police and probation service, professional sports teams, blue-chip businesses, pharmacology companies, smoking cessation services and charities, whilst advising Parliament and the media on psychological issues. Finally, we enjoy excellent facilities within the award-winning Brooks building, including rooms for computer-based experiments and interviewing for qualitative research.

About the roles:

Developing and maintaining our strong research culture, you will generate significant funding through the submission of relevant bids and deliver a steady pipeline of publications that achieve international recognition. At the same time, you will develop new income streams by identifying opportunities for research, consultancy, knowledge exchange projects, short courses and taught programmes. In addition, one of these positions offers the opportunity of academic leadership responsibilities as Head of Department for an initial four-year tenure.

About You:

Alongside a PhD in a relevant area of psychology, you will bring a world-leading academic reputation and an excellent record of publication in peer-reviewed academic journals. Equally importantly, you should be able to demonstrate proven ability to secure research funding, supervise PhD students to completion, and support new and experienced colleagues in developing research profiles.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Alison Chambers, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty Health, Psychology and Social Care, on 0161 247 2346 or Alternatively you can contact Professor Sarah Grogan, Professor of Health Psychology, on 0161 247 2504 or and Professor Rebecca Lawthom, Professor of Community Psychology, on 0161 247 2559 or

Selection for the posts will involve a two-stage interview process, with interviews due to take place in January.

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to Please confirm whether you are applying for the Professor post alone or the four-year tenure as Head of Department.

Closing date 24th November.

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