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Chair in Psychology
Department of Psychology

Kingston University

Surrey UK
Kingston University

Chair in Psychology

Reference Number: 1050
Salary: £56,358 - £62,620 incl LW
Department: Psychology
Location: Penrhyn Road Campus
Permanent/Fixed Term: Permanent
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Working Hours: 37
For Internal Applicants Only: No
Vacancy closes at: 15 January 2014

The Role

This is your chance to play a key part in the development of our multidisciplinary Centre for Research in Communities, Identities and Difference (CReCID). It’s a chance to work with colleagues from Psychology, Criminology and Sociology along with other disciplines to examine social and political issues that affect individuals and groups living in diverse communities. These include citizenship, multiple- identities, intergroup relations within and between communities in diverse societies, community based approaches to preventing and responding to violence, and the impact of individuals and/or groups in adversity on communities You’ll also contribute to UG and PG teaching in the Department of Psychology.

The Person

You’ll come to us with a PhD in psychology together with an impressive research record of high quality, international publications at the level of international excellence in the field of social psychology, community psychology, social developmental, or health psychology. Experience of making successful applications for significant external research funding and providing academic leadership to a complex body of staff will also be essential. Skilled in collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines and communicating effectively with academic and non-academic audiences, you will also bring significant successful experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Department

The Department of Psychology at Kingston University provides a vibrant community for research and education in psychology. Psychology at Kingston is primarily a story of growth firmly focused on enhancing the department’s research productivity, supporting excellence in teaching and synthesising these through strengthening its research-informed curriculum. As an indicator of its developing research reputation, the department has obtained over half-a-million pounds of external research funding in the last 12 months, with grants from the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, the Qatar Foundation, EU, charities and industry.

Alongside state-of-the-art lecturing facilities, we have facilities for research in social and health psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and neuropsychology. Laboratory facilities include a behavioural suite linked to a separate digital monitoring facility for video/audio observational work and child psychology experiments, mobile and static eye tracking facilities, and neuropsychological testing (via CANTAB). There is also potential for further investment in infrastructure to support new research initiatives. You will thrive in our exciting environment.

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Ad has been online since November 29, 2013
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