Reader/Professor in Psychology

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Dundee, SCOTLAND
Deadline: 17 May 2017

Reference Number SSOC0046
Job Title Reader/Professor in Psychology
College/SASS School of Social Sciences
School/Directorate Psychology
Grade Non Clinical Professor
Job Category Academic
Closing Date 17 May 2017

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
Reader or Professor in Psychology (Teaching & Research)
School of Social Sciences (Psychology)
Grade 9 (£49,772 - £55,998) or Grade 10 (£57,674 min per annum)

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to enhance teaching and research in Psychology within the School of Social Sciences. We welcome applications from candidates who complement and extend our existing research strengths in Cognitive, Social and Developmental Psychology. We particularly invite applicants who have expertise in Mental Health (whether amongst young people, adults, or older adults). The successful candidate would be expected to lead and shape the research direction within the discipline and to promote wider cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration within the School and beyond. We seek an individual with a track record of excellent and impactful research, under-pinned by external grant funding, evidenced by regular publication of research papers in top ranked journals and a strategy for knowledge exchange. In line with University expectations, Readers / Professors should be prominent at all levels of teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate spectrum, making a particular contribution to our Psychology MSc programmes and the supervision of PhD students.



Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential for all grades :


  • PhD in a relevant subject;

  • Strong track record of research outputs, ideally as a senior author, that are considered internationally leading;

  • Experience of leading strategic planning at the discipline/School level;

  • Successful winning of research grant and/or consultancy funding and monitoring progress to ensure successful project delivery;

  • A thorough understanding of Institutional management systems and the higher education sector, including equal opportunities issues;

  • Clear evidence of excellence in University learning and teaching e.g., curriculum and module design and leadership, experience of assessing work and providing feedback to students;

  • Experience of supervision of undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate student projects;

  • Experience of successful supervision of PhD research students;

  • Ability to mentor colleagues and advise on personal development;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Evidence of ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others;

  • Evidence of effective team membership;

  • Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands;

  • Commitment to act in accordance with and promote the University’s values.

Essential for Grade 10 :


  • A sustained record of effective leadership in research and teaching relating to your discipline;

  • Lead successful bids for research, consultancy and other additional funds;

  • Leading authority with an international reputation for excellence in your research field;

  • Make a leading contribution to Institutional planning and strategic development;

  • Appetite for international engagement in terms of research and teaching collaborations.;

Desirable :


  • Experience of providing advice to external bodies;

  • Experience of curriculum development and review;

  • Experience of successful international recruitment;

  • Experience of Public Engagement;


Additional Information
The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment.  We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.
The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan ) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.
The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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