Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Lecturer in Psychology (x2)

United Kingdom

Closing in 27 days

Lecturer in Psychology (x2)

Are you an early-career researcher eager to lead your own programme of research in psychological sciences? The School of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck University is seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Psychology to further enhance our research profile and contribute to our highly successful teaching programmes.

Salary range

£42,365 rising to £58,554 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



Business Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Closing date for applicants


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Are you an early-career researcher eager to lead your own programme of research in psychological sciences? The School of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck University is seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Psychology to further enhance our research profile and contribute to our highly successful teaching programmes.

  • £42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum (inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay
  • Opportunity to work in a prestigious London University
  • Flexible working hours in the heart of Central London.
  • You will have an emerging research track record in all areas of cognitive neuroscience (especially with practical experience of neuroimaging and fMRI) and/or cognitive science (including experimental cognitive psychology and computational modelling), and whose research interests link broadly with our existing research themes.

    This is your chance to be part of a world-class research intensive department situated in the heart of London's historic Bloomsbury area. Our research focuses on four themes: Perception, Attention, Action and Emotion; Cognitive Computational Modelling; Brain and Cognitive Development; and Health and Lived Experience.

    Within these themes, research is supported through dedicated research centres (e.g., Birkbeck/UCL Centre for Neuroimaging BUCNI; Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development), research groups and labs.

    As a member of our Faculty, you will have access to cutting-edge facilities. This includes the recently launched £8.5 million Wohl-Wolfson Toddler lab, complementing our existing Babylab. Additionally, we offer 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners at the Birkbeck-UCL Centre for Neuroimaging (BUCNI).

    Our resources also include a range of advanced equipment and laboratories, such as fNIRS, eye-tracking, Virtual Reality, multiple EEG systems, genetics, behavioural and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) research facilities.

    Apply now and take the next step in your academic career at Birkbeck, University of London.


    £42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum. The salary, Grade 7, quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    Terms and Conditions

    Permanent, open-ended contract. Full-time (35 hours a week.) Monday-Friday with flexibility including evening teaching. Please submit a CV for consideration. Closing date: 20 May 2024, interview date: w/c 10 June 2024.


    If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Professor Elisa Raffaella Ferre, Head of School of Psychological Sciences, at [email protected].

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position. While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

    Job details


    Lecturer in Psychology (x2)


    Birkbeck, University of London


    United Kingdom


    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 20, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier, the university was known as the London Mechanic's Institute. In 1830, it started admitting female students which resulted in an increase in the number of enrolments.

    In 1858, the university began to offer undergraduate degrees to its students. In 1866, the university's name was changed to Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution. Later on, it was shortened to Birkbeck College and then it was given the status of the university and it became the Birkbeck University of London. In 1904, the Student Union was developed where a council was elected to manage the organization. The student union of Birkbeck is the first to be a Founding Member of the National Union of Students.

    The campus of the university comprises of a number of teaching hospitals, scientific institutes, and laboratories. The School of Arts and the Department of Humanities and English is also located within the premises. Moreover, it houses residence halls for students, provides all the facilities required by them. Some of the renowned residence halls are Vanessa Bell, Lydia Lopokova, and John Maynard Keynes. In addition, the campus features a Birkbeck cinema hall and Peltz Gallery. It is known to be nearby cafes, restaurants, departmental stores, and shops for the convenience of students. Considering the growing number of students, the university decided to expand its faculties and the campus. In 2013, a new campus in East London was opened. And, many of the institutes were constructed at this campus.

    The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The school of humanities was built in 2004, which is known to be a well-known faculty of the university. Also, the university collaborated with the London Knowledge Lab for research studies. The academic structure of the university includes a variety of subjects that are categorized into 19 departments. Some of the notable departments are the Department of Criminology, Department of Planetary Sciences, Department of Media, Film & Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Mathematics, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, and the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems. Not just this, faculty members of the university are known to be well-experienced and co-operative.

    The Birkbeck University of London has a list of notable alumni that includes Bear Grylls (Television presenter), Ramsay MacDonald (First labor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Eric Hobsbawm (Famous historian), and Daisy Ridley (Renowned Actress).

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