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Lecturer in Psychology (one year maternity cover)

Department: School of Education, Language & Psychology
Location: York
Salary: £35,333 to £40,931 per annum
Contract Duration: 1 year
Closing Date: Friday 31 March 2023 at midnight
Interview Date: Thursday 20 April 2023
Reference: 066-23

Full time, fixed term for one year

Location: York

Salary is £35,333 to £40,931 per annum

Introduction to YSJ University

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. 

As one of the fastest growing universities in the U.K over recent years, we have a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset. 

The School

Psychology is an ambitious and growing academic unit within the School of Education, Language and Psychology. Our key areas of research strength are in Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Psychology, Neurodiversity and Mental Health. Over 70% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in REF2021.  Our research infrastructure includes dedicated Psychology labs and technical support, specialised EEG, VR and eye-tracking labs, and video-observation equipment and rooms.  

We have grown in staff and student numbers at all levels of study in recent years. Our excellent teaching and inclusive ethos provide an exceptional student experience, demonstrated by consistently strong performance in the National Student Survey.  We offer a suite of BPS-accredited Psychology undergraduate degrees, a portfolio of taught Master’s programmes, and an accredited professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. 

The role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Lecturer in Psychology (one-year parental leave cover, commencing July 2023) to contribute to our inclusive academic community. The role will involve teaching across the undergraduate curricula in a variety of settings, including small-group workshops/seminars and large-group lectures; research supervision; assessment and feedback; and the provision of pastoral and academic support to students. 

Key requirements 

It is essential that candidates hold, or are near completion of, a doctoral level qualification. 

Candidates will be able to teach across at least two core areas of the British Psychological Society curriculum.  For this position, we are particularly seeking candidates who can contribute to teaching in Research Methods and Statistics.  

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Lorna Hamilton, Associate Head of Psychology, at  

Please visit our Twitter profile to find out more about our contribution: @ysjpsych 

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact  Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point  in the process please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including - 

- Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period

- Pension scheme

- Health Cash Plan after one years' service

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Relocation expenses package for certain roles

We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive policies and facilities to support staff from different backgrounds. As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements. 

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date - Friday 31 March 2023 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Thursday 20 April 2023

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