Associate Professor in Psychology
Posted on Feb 13, 2019 by University of the West of England
UWE Psychology is home to world leading researchers and a newly developed Psychological Science Research Group (PSRG) with an emphasis on the application of academic understanding to real-world contexts with impact. The University holds a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and there is a strong focus on delivering high quality teaching and an excellent student experience with undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranked in the Top 10 for teaching quality and overall student satisfaction. With the support of senior staff, the successful candidate will contribute towards the maintenance and enhancement of the University's reputation for research, knowledge exchange, teaching and scholarship.
In particular, the successful candidate will support academic development and excellence within the Psychological Sciences Research Group, teaching and learning, and other aspects of knowledge exchange and/or knowledge transfer. Producing high quality outputs in line with the University's strategic ambitions is a key expectation of the role. It is also expected that the post-holder will make a significant contribution to the continued advancement and profile of the PSRG in such areas as (but not limited to) Cognition/Neuroscience, Development/Ageing, Health, Occupational, and Sports and Exercise Psychology.
The post-holder will have a prominent profile in Psychological research and a very good track record in: securing research funding; producing high quality publications; generating outputs with demonstrable impact to society and the knowledge economy; supervising post-graduate research students; developing staff capacity and capability; teaching and learning. In addition, the post-holder will support building research capacity and capability with colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Sciences and within the PSRG.
In addition to progressive pay rates we offer a wide range of staff benefits which includes a holiday allowance of 35 days as well as up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year, flexible working, excellent defined benefit pension schemes and a range of family friendly policies.
We also have a generous relocation package to support qualifying candidates in moving to the area.
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed - with £300m having been spent recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.
Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It's not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.
Please see the attached full job description and information for applicants for the role.
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UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.I - £50,132 - £59,828