We are looking for an ambitious, inspirational leader in Biological and Experimental Psychology to join our growing research Department. The successful candidate should be at the cutting edge of their field and be able to complement and expand the department’s multidisciplinary research activity, and also to join the cross faculty leadership in the research focus area.
Applicants should have a significant track-record of high-quality research in a field of experimental psychology at a national and international level. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in developmental psychology or global mental health but will consider excellent candidates in other fields. The successful individual will have a strong funding portfolio and bring experience in applying for and securing external research funding, lead/coach proposal efforts from academics across the school, inspire excellent performance and advance our research excellence. A commitment to the development of high-quality student education is also essential to develop and support our taught programmes across the undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The post holder will also be expected to take on senior leadership positions within the department and across the faculty to help guide the development of the department.
The post is based in the School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences (SBBS) and is one of five Schools in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. SBBS is one of the largest Schools at Queen Mary University of London, with approximately 1800 students and c100 academic staff members.
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence and we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is based at the Mile End campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment with an expected start date of September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be at Professorial Off-Scale level and a generous academic support package will also be available.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
How to Apply
Please complete and submit an application form, including a single attachment, which details the following, in this order:
- A Research statement (1 page max) which clearly summarises your research achievements to date (including a summary of funding and publications), your synergistic fit in the school and your future aspirations.
- An education statement (1/2 page max) which summarises the most relevant elements of your teaching experience
- A concise CV in which the following information is clearly laid out: * your career history to date and academic qualifications * list of fully refereed journal papers (noting in bold the 4 you believe are the most significant to date) * details of all research grant income, specifying funding attributed to you specifically
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Richard Pickersgill, Head of School email@example.com or Prof Isabelle Mareschal, Head of Psychology firstname.lastname@example.org for more subject specific enquires.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.
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The closing date for applications is 14th June 2023. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.
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