Assistant Professor in Social Psychology
University of Nottingham Department of Psychology
United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

Interview Date
Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
Closing Date
Monday, 16th August 2021
Job Type
Research & Teaching
£36914 to £49553 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are looking for an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology who can demonstrate an emerging international research profile and will complement and expand upon our existing research strengths in the area of social psychology.

We believe that diverse teams deliver the highest quality teaching, research and student experience. To achieve our vision of being among the top ranked Schools in all areas for Research, Knowledge Exchange, Education and Student Experience, we are seeking applications from high quality people to join our staff community. We understand that our research and teaching are enhanced by having a diversity of opinions that enriches our collegiate community by the sharing of new ideas, lived experiences, broad perspectives and different ways of solving problems. 

We are looking for someone to join our academic team to:

  • Further increase the quality of our research activity output both in publications and with external grant funding and to engage in the impact of that research
  • Push our discipline forward and break new ground (e.g. through theoretical and methodological innovations, simulations and technology)
  • Recruit and inspire the next generation of psychologists
  • Take an international perspective on how research is conducted and implemented

This post would involve lecturing, running seminars, conducting assessments, devising and overseeing research projects (BSc, MSc) and giving pastoral care to our students. The provision of deep learning is required to achieve high student satisfaction – the ability to design, plan and deliver high quality teaching which can be evaluated and reflected upon to achieve the highest outcomes is essential.   

Designing and leading independent research programmes and pursuing the relevant funding to achieve their aims is also essential.  This would involve; supervising and line managing research students & researchers, presenting and interpreting outcomes and findings and engaging outside the university to apply and influence policy makers and the scientific community.

The job involves demonstrating high level interpersonal skills with people from all over the word with very different needs; working within the university’s regulations and governance in relation to teaching; get up to speed with our systems.  

The successful candidate will need to be flexible, at times might be expected to teach outside of their research area and make a wider contribution to the school and institution.  To this end they need to be collegiate, involving themselves in additional activities, working in a team to deliver key projects and taking opportunities to represent the school to the outside world.  

A PhD or equivalent in a subject area related to social Psychology is essential.

If you’re someone who can brings fresh ideas from the outside with all the above and if you’re reliable and have an appetite to get involved in the wider aims of the school, we’d encourage you to apply.

This role is offered on a permanent, full time (36.25 hour) basis.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Claire Gibson, tel: 0115 84 66966 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.

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