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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Social Psychology


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,799 to £43,685 (Level 4 to Level 5) per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 August 2018
Interview Date:   Tuesday 25 September 2018
Reference:  1041618JW

Level 4: £29,799 to £36,613

Level 5: £37,706 to £43,685

The School of Psychology at University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in social psychology to join our group of world class researchers and educators in the Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI). The applicant should be able to evidence excellence in teaching, and have a growing national/international track record in research as evidenced by publications/grant seeking that is commensurate with their level of appointment.

The applicant’s interests will complement the broad range of research activity within CRSI, which is committed to theory development, evaluation, and application. The CRSI is eclectic in its approach, adopting a variety of perspectives: motivation, emotion, social cognition, existentialism, social development, close relationships, group processes, social neuroscience, and advanced multivariate quantitative methods. In addition to national and international collaborations, we enjoy long-standing research links with colleagues across Psychology and the University, including those in Psychiatry, Medicine, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences and Social Sciences. 

Our research facilities are recognised as internationally world leading/excellent (REF2014) and include laboratories for social interaction and behavioural observation, neuropsychological/cognitive testing, child/family, couple and marital studies, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysiology, eye-tracking, virtual reality, and psychopharmacology. Our work attracts significant funding from a variety of external sources. Strategic partnerships with NHS Trusts, schools, Government and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2014).  Further details about the CRSI and Psychology at University of Southampton can be found at  

Our School is one of the largest providers of postgraduate research training in the UK, offering a range of MSc programmes (Research Methods, Health, and Clinical), research doctorates, and Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology and Educational Psychology.

Psychology is an ambitious and successful School, as well as a friendly and positive place to work. The appointed individual will join a highly collegiate and professional team who are keen to share expertise, provide mentorship, and support professional development. The School values diversity and equality. It recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. 

Please note upon appointment your job title will be Lecturer in Social Psychology.

For further details about the post you are invited to contact Professor Matt Garner, Head of School (, 02380 595926) or Professor Constantine Sedikides, CRSI Director (, 02380594733).

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 1041618JW on all correspondence.

Please note that with effect from 01/08/2018, the University’s organisational structure has been updated. This post is now within School of Psychology, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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