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Associate Professorship of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Experimental Psychology based at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, with effect from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College. The Associate Professor will join a dynamic and collaborative department whose aim is to conduct world-leading experimental research to understand the psychological and neural mechanisms relevant to human behaviour and to translate these findings into evidence-based public benefits and mental health and wellbeing, education, industry, and policy.

The main duties of this post will be to conduct an independent research programme in your area of psychological science, and to contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department through lectures, practical classes and supervision, and to college teaching and tutorials. Within this wide focus, we particularly encourage applications from those with research and teaching expertise in development or language. These are both broadly defined to encompass a wide range of interests from infancy to lifespan in any area of psychological science, and from perception to communication in language, extending to nonverbal domains and music. We anticipate that this post will appeal to those whose work is informed by a range of methodologies including cognitive, computational or neuroscientific approaches.

You should have a doctorate in Psychology or a related science; an ability to contribute to teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students; a strong and developing track record of research in the psychology of development or language and allied fields; and current research funding or an independent research track record likely to attract competitive research grant funding. You will also be expected to participate in the administration of St Hugh’s College and the Department of Experimental Psychology.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 14 May 2021. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 7 June 2021. Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford.

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