Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Psychology in Education

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job description

The School of Education is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic SL/Reader to make a significant contribution to our work in the Psychology of Education. The successful individual will join an established teaching team, and will take on the leadership of our long-established MSc Psychology of Education programme and contribute to the educational delivery of our new BSc Psychology in Education programme (both BPS accredited). Both these courses are designed to embed Psychology in Education, and have attracted students who wish to develop careers where psychology is applied to work with children, young people and schools. Candidates will be at the forefront of their field, and will be expected to play a significant role in the delivery of the School’s research strategy.

You should have an excellent track record of national and international publications, proven and significant research grant success, and make a leading contribution to the intellectual research culture of the School, Faculty and institution. You will be an experienced doctoral supervisor, and have experience of supervising doctoral candidates through to completion. We welcome applicants who have interests that complement our existing research strengths. Candidates who can clearly articulate how their research and teaching interrelate are of particular interest to us, as are those who bring methodological insights.

To discuss the role please contact:

Professor Leon Tikly, Interim Head of School, Tel: 0117 33 14366 or by email at

Dr Jo Rose, Senior Lecturer, Tel: 0117 331 4109 or by email at

How to apply

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The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Founded in 1872, and receiving its Royal Charter in 1909, the University has had plenty of time to build and maintain its strong reputation as a teaching and research institution. At Bristol we have students and staff from well over 120 countries who contribute strongly to the international feel of the institution. The cosmopolitan nature of the University is mirrored in the city too, with its restaurants, food shops, cultural societies and festivals all stemming from a large, permanently resident and highly participative international community.