Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology

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Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £62,514 pa inclusive

The LSE’s Department of Social Psychology is currently expanding to become the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. The new department will become a hub for the 50+ psychological and behavioural researchers in other disciplines across the LSE as well as a cutting-edge centre of expertise in its own right.

Core to this expansion is our commitment to building a focus on developmental psychology as one of our new areas of expertise. Developmental psychology will also become a key focus in our establishment of a new BSc (Psychological and Behavioural Science), which will be accredited by the British Psychological Society.

We are looking for someone who is on the path to become a world-leading specialist in developmental psychology to lead this new BSc and the establishment of a developmental psychology research cluster within the Department, with strong inter-disciplinary links across the school.

Applications are invited from excellent candidates in any area of developmental psychology (including e.g. infant, childhood, lifespan, ageing). Candidates working in areas of overlap between developmental psychology and the fields of individual differences, biological (evolutionary, neuroscience), social, or cognitive psychology will also be considered.

We are a cohesive and dynamic group united by our commitment to building a diverse group of psychological and behavioural researchers whose collective expertise ranges ‘from the field to the lab and back’, conducting research which makes a significant contribution to tackling the social problems of the day.

The successful candidate will not only be an outstanding researcher with a solid track record of outstanding quality publications and successful grant capture, but also an inspirational teacher and a strong intellectual planner. The latter skill will be core to their leadership of our enthusiastic and energetic team as we work together to position our new BSc (Psychological and Behavioural Science) as a leading global degree that attracts the best students from across the UK and around the world.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 October 2016 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.