We seek applicants in the following areas to strengthen and link our current internationally competitive research themes http://psych.cf.ac.uk/research/.
i.Social Psychology & Environmental Psychology
ii.Neuroscience (including computational neuroscience and behavioural neuroscience).
iii.Health Psychology and Human Development (including dementia and developmental imaging)
We are committed to supporting early career scientists and offer attractive start-up packages that typically include research funds, initial RA support, a PhD studentship and reduced teaching and administrative load for the first year http://psych.cf.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs.html. The School of Psychology has an Athena SWAN Silver Award http://psych.cf.ac.uk/aboutus/equalitydiversity.html.
Applicants are also encouraged to consider the Ser Cymru schemes, which allow research focus for 3-5 years and can be held simultaneously with a permanent offer http://psych.cf.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs.html. You may signal this in the application.
The University is committed to sustaining our positive working environment to enable all staff to flourish and achieve. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part-time or full time.
£32,004 - £38,183 per annum (Grade 6 Lecturer)
£40,523 - £46,924 per annum (Grade 7 Lecturer)
£48,327 - £59,400 per annum (Grade 8 Senior Lecturer and Reader)
Professor: Salary will be on the professorial scale and will be commensurate with the experience and achievements of the successful applicant.
Start date: We suggest the best start date will be within September 2017. We can consider other start dates (such as in 2018) and will be flexible if our commitments allow.
**Closing date: 31st December 2016
Please direct further enquiries to ku.ca.ffidrac|rh-hcysp#ku.ca.ffidrac|rh-hcysp
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.**
• To advance and disseminate knowledge in your subject area, and to contribute to teaching, administration and leadership. The size of the School, together with our resourcing, means that teaching and administrative duties are balanced with active research careers.
• To design, manage and conduct research projects to internally-recognised standards of excellence, as well as securing external funding to enable the delivery of research projects (as appropriate for level of appointment).
• To produce high quality research outputs for publication in the form of academic journal articles.
• Where appropriate, to translate research outcomes into impact beyond the academic sphere.
• To deliver high-quality and engaging research-led teaching.
• To supervise research conducted by postgraduate and undergraduate students.
• Where appropriate, to build and maintain links with external agencies and networks.
• To advise and support colleagues and act as a mentor, internal reviewer or collaborator as appropriate.
• To line-manage postdoctoral staff or research assistants where necessary.
• To contribute to the smooth running of the School, both through defined administrative duties and through maintaining positive working relationships with colleagues.
• To contribute to leadership, strategic development and improvements to the School, as appropriate for level of appointment.
• To act in accordance with the Statutes of Cardiff University and with the Regulations and Resolutions made by its Senate and Council.
• To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate.
• To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Policies and procedures and to cooperate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer
• Other duties consistent with the role.
1. An established expertise and a promising (grade 6) / proven (grade 7) / excellent (grade 8) / internationally leading (chair) portfolio of research and teaching in an area relevant to the School of Psychology, with a clear strategic vision for future development.
2. An emerging (grade 6)/ sustained (grade 7)/ extensive (grade 8)/ leading (chair) record of international journal publications of the highest esteem within and beyond the field.
3. Ability to demonstrate potential (grade 6) and commitment to (grade 7) or success in (grades 8 and chair) competitive research funding in order to maintain a productive research team.
4. Teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level and ability to engage students and contribute to the leadership and continued development of teaching and supervision across the School teaching programmes (all grades).
5. An undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree at PhD level in a relevant discipline related to the School of Psychology (all grades); your application can make the case for why your background would strengthen the School.
6. Effective communication skills (all grades).
7. Motivation to (grade 6/7) and proven ability to (grade 8/ chair) support colleagues, students, the School and University to enhance our positive working environment and to help our continued improvement and development (all grades).
8. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and resilience to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community (all grades).
9. Emerging or proven impact beyond academia (all grades).
10. Ability and expertise to link research groups across the school, or between the school and colleagues in other schools, especially the university research institutes (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-institutes). Experience of working with colleagues in an interdisciplinary environment (grade 7/8/chair).
11. A creative, innovative, team-working attitude (all grades).
12. A willingness (all grades) and ability (grade 8 / chair) to take responsibility for academically related administration and leadership.
13. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School (grade 7/8/chair).
14. A relevant teaching qualification.
We are recognised internationally for sustained excellence in research, impact and research-led teaching. We are a large School with over 50 academic staff, over 600 undergraduates and 150 postgraduate students. In the last assessment the School attained the highest rating of ‘excellent’ for its teaching from the HEFCW Teaching Quality Assessment Panel.
In the last Research Excellence Framework we entered as a unit of over 80 staff with our colleagues in Psychological medicine. We were placed 2nd in our topic area across the UK (with a high submission rate). We have state of the art laboratories and experimental expertise across the range of psychology, and have built one of the largest and best equipped imaging centres in Europe (see sites.cubric.ac.uk).
Our collective aim is to understand the psychological and biological foundations of behaviour at both individual and group levels. The research undertaken in the School ranges from 'synapse to society', and includes normal behaviour in development and adulthood, the breakdown of cognition after stress, trauma and in neurological and/or genetic conditions, as well as key psychological issues of broad importance to society, such as prejudice, reproductive health and understanding risk. The School also contributes to cross-disciplinary University Research Institutes in Neuroscience and Mental Health, Sustainable Places, and Energy Systems Research.