[visionlist] Lecturer (Assistant Prof) in Cognitive Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience

Schofield, Andrew a.schofield at aston.ac.uk
Tue Nov 5 13:03:05 -04 2019

Aston University are looking to hire a Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience.
The full job advertisement is copied below but readers of this list might like to note that those studying Visual Perception, Visual Cognition or Visual Neuroscience are welcome to apply and also that the post is likely to be affiliated to the Aston Neuroscience Institute that bridges the disciplines of Psychology and Vision Sciences and includes a thriving Vision community including myself, Prof Tim Meese, Prof Steve Anderson, Dr Samantha Strong. The Institute encompasses the Aston Brain Centre (with MEG and fMRI facilities) and the Aston Laboratory for Virtual Environments which includes CAVE technology along with other VR tools and a motion capture lab.

Best wishes
Andrew Schofield


Lecturer in Psychology (Equivalent to Assistant Professor)
Location:  Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Salary:  £35,845 to £49,533 per annum (Grade 8 to 9)  and exceptionally to £55,750
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 04 December 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R190466
Release Date:  Tuesday 29 October 2019

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, we are seeking to build on our established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint two new colleagues who will contribute to the research and teaching profile of Psychology at Aston University.

Candidates for the Lectureships in Psychology may be in the early stages of their academic career but must be able to demonstrate an established track record of research excellence and publications appropriate for their stage. Candidates should also demonstrate a track record in securing research funding, or the potential to attract such funding with a clear ambition to develop internationally excellent activity. Candidates should have some experience of undergraduate or postgraduate teaching.

We are seeking to make one appointment to contribute to teaching activities in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, and one appointment to contribute to teaching activities in social and health psychology.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally, and the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

Members of the Psychology Department belong to either the Applied Health Research Group (AHRG) or the Cognition & Neuroscience Research Group (CNRG).  Further information about research activities may be found at https://research.aston.ac.uk/en/organisations/applied-health-research-group and https://research.aston.ac.uk/en/organisations/cognition-neuroscience-research-group-cnrg.

The Aston Neuroscience Institute (ANI) encompasses interdisciplinary research for the study of developing brains (https://www2.aston.ac.uk/eas/research/groups/aston-neuroscience-institute). Full and Associate Membership of the institute is available to all members of psychology.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Psychology, Professor Richard Tunney (r.tunney at aston.ac.uk) for informal discussion about the posts before applying. You may also wish to consult the Director of Research for Applied Health, Prof. Claire Farrow (c.farrow at aston.ac.uk), the Director of Research for Cognition & Neuroscience, Prof. Brian Roberts (b.roberts at aston.ac.uk), or the Director of the Aston Neuroscience Institute Prof. Amanda Wood (a.wood4 at aston.ac.uk). Our web site at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/ provides further details about the School of Life & Health Sciences.

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