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Chair in Psychology, Psychology (PSY051A)

As part of the continued development and expansion of the School of Psychology, the opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified individual who can demonstrate an outstanding research profile, as evidenced by publications in leading academic journals and a track record of attracting competitive grant funding. The successful candidate will be expected to lead their own stream of research, proactively seek research funding, and mentor early-career staff.  They will also contribute to the administrative activities in the School, as well as the development and delivery of teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

School/Section: Psychology
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Professorial scale, with placement according to qualifications and experience
Ref No: PSY051A
Closing Date: 30-OCT-2022


Job Description

Research within the School is structured around three themes, Cognition, Perception & Attention and Social Cognition. While all staff and postgraduates are primarily associated with one theme, there are also a number of special interest groups both within and across themes. Applications are welcome from suitably qualified individuals whose interests complement and extend any of the School’s existing research strengths.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Professorial scale, with placement according to qualifications and experience. Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry, please contact either, Professor Arash Sahraie, Head of School of Psychology (e-mail: or Professor Neil Macrae, Chair of Search Committee ( 

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 Lauren Storey, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

Job Reference Number: PSY051A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30 October 2022. 


The School of Psychology embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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