Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Organisational Psychology Ref 8509

School/department:  University of Sussex Business School / Management  
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 8509
Salary: Starting at £51,799 to £60,022 per annum
Placed on: 29 April 2022
Closing date: 24 May 2022Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: 01 September 2022

Job description

The Department of Management is looking to recruit a full-time faculty member at Senior Lecturer level to contribute to our 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 Senior Lectureship 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 ( or the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology Course Director, Dr Emma Russell (

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to  

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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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