Job Details

Reader/Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

Ref SS1282
Location Canterbury
Job Type Senior Appointments
Contract Type Open Ended
Salary Type Per Annum
SS1828, School of Psychology, Closing Date; 04 Feb 2018
Reader Grade 10: £58,655 - £62,218
Professorial: The salary for this level begins at £63,287, however, the specific pay for this post will be as negotiated and competitive, while remaining within the Universityís broader Professorial and Managerial Pay Scale

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work as a Professor or Reader within a School consistently rated as one of the Top 20 UK course providers? Are you a senior academic who is a strong researcher and equally passionate about teaching?

The School of Psychology are welcoming applications for the full time and ongoing role of Reader/Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience.

For Reader appointment: Grade 10: £58,655 - £62,218 per annum
For Professorial appointment: Management and Professorial, starting from £63,287 per annum

As Reader/Professor in Cognitive Science you will:
  • make a sustained and significant contribution to world-leading research, including high ranked publications, outstanding impact/public engagement, and research which enhances the international profile of the University of Kentís School of Psychology
  • provide vision and leadership that contributes to the academic progression of the School and the discipline; provide expert advice internally and externally including mentoring junior colleagues and willingness to engage in collaboration
  • lead the development of new and innovative approaches to education, and to ensure an up to date curriculum and provision of Cognitive Neuroscience education
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • successful completion of world-leading and internationally excellent research including publication in refereed academic journals
  • demonstrable fit with, and/or augmentation of, existing Cognitive Neuroscience research expertise in the School
  • evidence of ability to obtain competitive research grants from UK research councils/other international sources (commensurate with stage of career)

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology overlooks Canterbury with a view of the cathedral. It is a leading centre of research and education with a commitment to scientific excellence, a concern for tackling problems of contemporary relevance and a commitment to have positive impact.

We currently have over 40 faculty members, 80 PhD students and a diverse range of externally - funded research projects that employ numerous post-doctoral staff. All are supported by an experienced Professional and Technical Services team.

We have Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognition for all our Masterís programmes and BPS accreditation for our MSc programme Forensic Psychology. Kentís School of Psychology is also part of the ESRC South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a consortium formed of 10 leading UK universities, all of which are engaged in cutting-edge social science research and training. SeNSS offers studentships to fund either (1+3) or (+3) research through a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), as well as other scholarships offered by the School and University.

The School of Psychology at the University of Kent is consistently rated in the top 20 of UK course providers. Based upon factors such as entry standards, student satisfaction, research assessment and graduate prospects, Psychology at Kent ranked 9th in the 2018 Complete University Guide, 14th in the 2018 Guardian University Guide, and 10th in the 2018 Sunday Times/Times Good University Guide.

The rankings published in the Times Higher show that research conducted by academic staff in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent is ranked 11th/82 in the UK. This is based on Research Intensity calculated in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). We have an excellent record of attracting external research funding and postgraduate students. In recent years, the School has won funding from the ERC, ESRC, MRC, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation, Department of Trade and Industry, Age UK, People United, the Higher Education Academy, the Big Lottery Fund, Department of Communities and Local Government, the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Prison Service, local NHS hospital trusts and the private, commercial sector.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 08 Dec 2017

Closing date for applications: 04 Feb 2018

Interviews are to be held: 02 March 2018

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS1282

Please note - applications must be made via the Universityís online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

In addition to the above, please upload a 1-2 page summary of your research plan, outlining your 3-5year plan for research outputs and grant applications. 

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

No agencies, thank you.

Full Job Description

        SS1282 - Additional Information.docx
        SS1282 - Additional Information.pdf
        SS1282 - Job Description.docx
        SS1282 - Job Description.pdf

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