Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Opening Date:
10 Jan 2023
Closing Date:
7 Feb 2023
Salary Range:

The Department of Social Sciences focuses on the delivery of high-quality teaching with a strong emphasis on the application of academic understanding to real-world contexts with impact. We are professional practitioners and researchers at the forefront of our specialised areas. We provide cutting-edge insight, practical experience and innovative approaches to teaching. We are collaborators, working closely with employers and stakeholders to ensure that our curriculum is current, topical and relevant to societal needs.

We are seeking a Psychology Senior Lecturer to provide research led teaching and learning support to our students and organisation and day-to-day delivery of the undergraduate psychology provision, ensuring high academic standards and quality of learning experience. You will join a supportive collaborative community of academics with a strong commitment to applied scholarly/professional activity and an excellent track record of delivering a high-quality student experience.

Our department has a vibrant research culture, organised around several University Centres of Excellence, including the Centre for Appearance Research and Centre for Health and Clinical Research. The Department also hosts the Social Science and Psychological Sciences Research Groups.

Applications are welcome in all areas of psychology, but specific preference will be given to those within the areas of gender and psychology, qualitative research methods and critical social psychology.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programmes accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and other professional bodies.

About you:

With the support of a dynamic and supportive psychology community at UWE Bristol, you will contribute towards maintaining and enhancing our reputation for public engagement, scholarship, and knowledge exchange.

You focus on delivering high-quality teaching and an excellent student experience; our undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranked in the Top 10 for teaching quality and overall student satisfaction. You will work within a leadership team to maintain and enhance our excellent teaching and learning and student experience.

You have a track record in securing research funding, or the potential to attract such funding, with a clear ambition to develop programmes of research that will be recognized internationally as excellent.

You complement our existing research expertise in psychology and/or bridge across existing research centres and groups within the university.

You may be in the early stages of your academic career, but you can demonstrate an established track record of research excellence and publications appropriate for your stage.

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
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • 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

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dr Jennie Ferrell on