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Lecturer in Health Psychology

School of Psychology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £51,805 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2024
Closing Date:  Thursday 08 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2058122JW

The School of Psychology at University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in health psychology to join our group of world class researchers and educators in the Centre for Community and Clinical Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP) and Centre for Sexual Health Research (CSHR). This post is in partnership with Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health service and will specifically focus on sexual health research, including (but not restricted to) digital interventions. The applicant’s interests will complement the broad range of research activity within CCCAHP, and our ambition to deliver (1) impactful health psychology research in collaboration with clinical services, and (2) high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education.

 The applicant should be able to evidence experience in education, and have a growing track record in research as evidenced by publications/grant seeking that is commensurate with their level of appointment.

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. In addition to national and international collaborations, we enjoy long-standing research links with colleagues across Psychology and the University, including those in Primary Care, Psychiatry, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences and Social Sciences. Our work attracts significant funding from a external sources, and strategic partnerships with NHS Trusts, schools, Government and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2021).  Further details about the CCCAHP and Psychology at University of Southampton can be found at www.psychology.soton.ac.uk.  

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 School of Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award demonstrating our commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. 

 For further details about the post you are invited to contact Professor Matt Garner, Head of School (m.j.garner@soton.ac.uk, 02380 595926) or Professor Cynthia Graham, CCCAHP Co-Director (C.A.Graham@soton.ac.uk,  023 8059 3091).

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 2058122JW on all correspondence. 


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