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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Two posts (one at Professorial level, the other at Senior Lecturer/Reader level - equivalent to Associate Professor

14.02.2017, by Sibylle Classen

Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, UK

Two posts (one at Professorial level, the other at Senior Lecturer/Reader level - equivalent to Associate Professor) are open in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, UK.

One of these appointments will be made in the area of developmental disorders in late childhood or adolescence to complement and expand on existing strengths in typical and atypical development in infancy and early childhood. The other post is targeted with a broader remit to develop leadership and capacity in one of several research areas in the Department (Cognition, Perception, Social Psychology, Neuroscience).

More details of our research groupings, interests, and range of excellent research facilities housed in our own dedicated research building can be found here:

The Department has a strong tradition of collaborative research across traditional boundaries within Psychology and beyond. Our researchers are currently involved in three ESRC Research Centres (Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences - CASS; Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats - CREST; International Centre for Language and Communicative Development - LuCiD). We would be interested in candidates who can provide strong academic leadership and whose research and teaching connects them with these or other areas of excellence within the University such as the Centre for Ageing Research, the Institute of Data Science, the Institute of Social Futures, and/or the forthcoming Health Innovation Campus (for details see

Lancaster University is set in 560 acres of beautiful parkland approximately three miles south of the City of Lancaster and within easy reach of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Manchester’s international airport is 70 miles away, and fast trains run regularly to Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London. The University is currently ranked in the top 10 of all three of the major UK University league tables and within the top one percent of universities in the world. The Department of Psychology has a strong reputation for both research and teaching. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), we were in the top 20 Psychology departments in the UK for world leading (4*) research publications and we were recently ranked a top 10 UK course by The Telegraph. Our postgraduate provision includes ESRC recognised PhD and Masters programmes within the largest Doctoral Training Centre in the UK. The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is committed to providing a work environment that supports the individual needs of each employee and promoting a healthy work-life balance.

The advertisement for the posts and other information about the roles, including information on how to apply, are available on these links:

Senior Lecturer/Reader:

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof. Kate Cain (email: Tel: 01524 593990).