Lecturer in Psychology

University of Aberdeen


As part of the continued development and expansion of the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, applications are invited from candidates who have a track record of outstanding independent research, as evidenced by high quality publications in leading academic journals and have interests which extend the School’s existing research strengths. 



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Research within the School of Psychology is structured around three highly collaborative themes: Cognition; Perception & Attention; and Social Cognition, with several special interest groups both within and across themes. We also have an applied psychology strand, focusing on the impact of our research on society, health, and industry. Across all these themes we strongly support interdisciplinary research in an international context. 

The School houses state-of-the-art facilities to support world-leading research across these three themes, including extensive eye tracking facilities (both lab-based and mobile), EEG systems, TMS systems, psychophysics laboratories and motion tracking facilities, as well as a large number of well-equipped behavioural testing laboratories.  We house high-performance computing for analysing brain imaging and face-processing data and have access to the University Maxwell High Performance Computing Service. We also have long-standing collaborative links with a range of stakeholders (such as NHS patients, healthy older adults, schools, industrial stakeholders) to facilitate a wide range of research in psychology. 

Salaries will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 scale (£43,414 – £51,805 per annum, pro rata), with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry, please contact Dr Constanze Hesse ([email protected] ), Chair of Search Committee. Please do not email applications to Dr Hesse and apply online for this position www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs . 

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English.  For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa.  Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser (e-mail: [email protected]) for further information. 

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy . 

Job Reference Number: PSY052AX 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 10 May 2023.  On Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 June 2023, successful candidates will be invited to give a presentation to the School and attend a formal interview.

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