Lecturer in Psychology (Fixed Term Maternity Cover) (ATS1201)

University of East Anglia, Norwich




Lecturer in Psychology (Fixed term, maternity cover for 12 months)

Ref: ATS1201

Salary on appointment will be £35,333 per annum, with an annual increment up to £42,155 per annum.

The UEA School of Psychology seeks a new appointment to complement existing teaching and scholarship activity and contribute to the ongoing development of our portfolio of high-quality courses. 

Applications are especially welcome from those with relevant experience in social psychology, qualitative methods or professional and applied areas of psychology (such as mental health and wellbeing, crime and law, business, education and counselling). 

You will be involved in the design and delivery of teaching and the production of learning materials within our blended approach to psychological education. You will have the ability to engage and support students within an inclusive team-based approach which helps students to develop psychological skills and knowledge. 

As an ATS lecturer you are expected to engage in subject, professional and pedagogical research, innovation, or engagement with external stakeholders as relevant to your academic and professional background.

You must have a PhD or equivalent qualification (or be able to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of appointment); should have experience in teaching commensurate with the level of the post; and must satisfy all the essential criteria detailed in the person specification. 

This full-time, fixed term post is available from 4 September 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter, depending on the current notice period of the successful applicant) for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave. 

UEA offers a variety of flexible working options and although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis, we encourage applications from individuals who would prefer a flexible working pattern including annualised hours, compressed working hours, part time, job share, term-time only and/or hybrid working. Details of preferred hours should be stated in the personal statement and will be discussed further at interview. 

Full benefits include:

  • 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days.
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependents, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

We strongly encourage applications from women and all those from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds and welcome applications from all protected groups as defined by the Equality Act 2010. Appointment will be made on merit.

Closing date:  29 June 2023

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.

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