Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Occupational and Organisational Psychology Ref 3278

School/department: University of Sussex Business School/ Management 
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 3278
Salary: Grade 7 starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum; Grade 8 starting from £41,526 to £49,553 per
annum; Grade 9 starting at £51,034 to £59,135 per annum

Placed on: 13 March 2020
Closing date:  17 April 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 27 April 2020
Expected start date: 1 September 2020

Job description

The Department of Management is looking to recruit a full-time faculty member at Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader level to contribute to our new MSc Occupational and Organizational Psychology programme (being jointly run with Psychology), and to contribute to research and scholarship in this field. 

The successful candidate will be part of a growing and enthusiastic team of academics with specialisms in occupational psychology, social psychology, decision making, and organisational behaviour. Candidates who have achieved (or are working towards) chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS), or equivalent, and/or are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and/or are full members of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology, will be viewed especially favourably. Expertise in the areas of work design, training, workplace learning, and coaching is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be a research active academic who enjoys working in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. Their research profile should reflect the rank for which they are applying. Candidates who apply for a Lectureship position should be able to demonstrate ability to publish in ABS list 3 and 4 journals (evidenced for example by a few publications and submitted work) and should demonstrate active participation in major conferences of the discipline.

Candidates who apply for a Senior Lectureship/Reader position are expected to have a strong research track record in terms of publications in internationally-rated journals at the level of ABS 3, 4, and 4*. In addition to publications, the applicant should demonstrate success in research income generation and should be actively involved in activities aiming to generate external funding and demonstrate impact on policy and practice.

The successful applicant needs to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and for collaborating with colleagues to help to develop the discipline of occupational and organisational psychology at Sussex. They are expected to develop new modules, assist in the professional and academic development and mentoring of students, and will enrich our teaching portfolios by drawing upon their research and/or professional practice.  

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop innovative research and teaching strands (in line with the Sussex ethos), and can expect to enjoy protected research time (see below), a range of opportunities to secure internal research funds and support, and a wide range of teaching and development training. There are a number of relevant research groups that the successful candidate will be welcome to join within both the Business School (e.g. Future of Work hub) and School of Psychology (e.g. Social and Applied Psychology research group) and across faculties (e.g. the interdisciplinary Sussex Kindness Research network).

Informal enquiries may be made with the Head of Department, Dr Benjamin Everly (b.everly@sussex.ac.uk) or the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology Course Director, Dr Emma Russell (emma.russell@sussex.ac.uk).

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to bmecrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk 

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