Lecturer in Psychology (teaching-focused) Ref 4734

School/department:  School of Psychology  
Hours: Full time or part time up to a maximum of 1 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business needs)
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 4734
Salary: Grade 7 starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum; Grade 8 starting from £41,526 to £49,553 per annum.
Closing date: 7 April 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of this date.
Expected Interview date: week commencing 19 April 2021
Expected start date: 3 May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter


Job description

The School of Psychology is looking to recruit one full-time, teaching-focused faculty member at Lecturer level, with expertise in research methods and statistical analysis using R and R Studio.  The School has seen substantial growth over the past three years and we are recruiting excellent candidates to join our motivated, energetic, and ambitious faculty, contribute to our high-quality teaching and learning, and promote an outstanding student experience. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates who would be able to teach diverse groups of students (both those with and without strong mathematical and scientific backgrounds). There may also be additional opportunities to contribute to teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate provision.

The University of Sussex is a leading teaching and research institution and is ranked within the top 150 in the world. The School of Psychology at the University of Sussex is one of the most academically diverse and influential centres for the study of psychology in the UK with considerable strengths in both research and teaching. We have a longstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and we are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award (2020) for our work promoting gender equality. In the latest World University Rankings, the School is placed within the top 75 internationally, and within the top 10 nationally.  Psychology at Sussex was ranked 10th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and receives excellent student ratings for its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. We offer a very highly regarded undergraduate degree course and a suite of PGT courses, and we have a substantial group of doctoral students, supported in part by ESRC and Leverhulme Trust funded doctoral training programmes.

Informal enquiries may be made with the Head of School, Professor Robin Banerjee (robinb@sussex.ac.uk).

The University of Sussex believes that the diversity of its staff and student community is fundamental to creative thinking, pedagogic innovation, intellectual challenge, and our interdisciplinary approach to research and learning. We celebrate and promote diversity, equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.  All roles are open to flexible work arrangements as part of the university’s commitment to be flexible by default. Applications for a job share are welcome and would be considered fully for this role.

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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