Associate Professor in Psychology and Centre for Appearance Research

Opening Date:
4 Aug 2022
Closing Date:
1 Sep 2022
Salary Range:

About the vacancy:

The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor. CAR is one of several University Centres of Excellence, including Centre for Health and Clinical Research. CAR has a broad portfolio of externally funded research projects, successful collaborations at international, national and local levels, public engagement and knowledge exchange activities.

This is a permanent (Establishment) position and an exceptional opportunity for ambitious team-focussed individuals with an excellent track record of leadership in the field of appearance-related research.

This post will also contribute to the interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences and Psychological Sciences Research Group within the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. Our staff are professional practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their specialist areas. Our students benefit from their cutting-edge insight, practical experience, and innovative approaches to teaching. We collaborate closely with employers and stakeholders to ensure that our curricula remain current, topical, and relevant to societal needs.

We offer a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programmes accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and other professional bodies. We are focussed on the delivery of high-quality teaching with a strong emphasis on the application of academic understanding to real-world contexts with impact.

About you: We are seeking applications from candidates with a strong international/national profile and will be expected to take on leadership within CAR and also complement our existing research expertise in Psychology and Psychological Sciences Research group with particular expertise in Health Psychology to contribute to student research supervision and teaching.

Where is the role based?

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • 1st month free to our Centre for Sport facilities for all new starters
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Diana Harcourt via email: or Dr Zoe Thomas via email:

This is a permanent full-time post.