Lecturer in Psychology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7080945 (Ref.No. MHPSY1074)
Posted: July 9, 2021

Job Description

Are you passionate about furthering your research career in a research-intensive Russell Group University? Are you an enthusiastic teacher, committed to delivering a first class learning and teaching experience with a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate level? 

 The School is developing its research portfolio in reducing health inequalities and in mental health across its areas of critical mass in Health and Social psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, and Appetite and Obesity.  For the current position the School is seeking candidates whose research interests are in obesity, nutrition, health and policy. 

 The post will be linked to the Head of School, Professor Jason Halford, who has interests in i) the prevention and treatment of obesity, ii) psychological factors in weight management, iii) food policy and public health and iv) inequalities and food insecurity, mental health and inequalities. It will support the collaborations across the school, the development of interdisciplinary research across the faculty, link to the University’s Global Food and Environment Institute and potentially support collaborative work with the World Health Organisation (WHO).  It could also link to N8-Agrifood and new initiatives around child health within the N8.

 Applicants will have a strong track-record in developing and leading cutting-edge research in an applied field of psychology which complements the existing expertise at the School. This should be evidenced by 3* / 4* REF returnable papers. You will be committed to providing a first class learning and teaching experience. You will also be expected to provide leadership in our internal administrative structures to ensure the School delivers an excellent environment for staff and students. An interest in digital education would be welcome.

 You will have a PhD in a relevant field, along with postgraduate experience in psychology and evidence of an ability to teach successfully and effectively.  You will also have a successful record of attracting external research funding.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Jason Halford, Head of School

Email: j.halford@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Ed Sutherland, Director of Student Education

Email: e.j.sutherland@leeds.ac.uk 

Dr Richard Wilkie, Director of Research and Innovation 

Email: r.m.wilkie@leeds.ac.uk 

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Psychology holds the Silver award.  We are committed to being an inclusive school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Psychology
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 07 July 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 18 August 2021
Reference:  MHPSY1074

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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