R360 Associate Head / Professor: Psychology: Visa sponsorship available

Associate Head / Professor: Psychology: Visa sponsorship available


York St John University

Job details
Posting date: 22 March 2024
Salary: £57,696 to £73,040 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 April 2024
Location: York, North Yorkshire
Company: York St John University
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 260-23-R


Full time permanent

Location: York

Salary at Associate Head level – £57,696 – £68,857 per annum

Salary at Professor level – £68,857 – £73,040 per annum

About the 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 UK 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 impactful research and inspirational learning at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset.

The School

Psychology is located within the School of Education, Language and Psychology, and it sits alongside Counselling, Languages and Linguistics, Initial Teacher Education, and Children, Young People and Education.

Psychology is an ambitious and growing academic unit within the School. Our key areas of research strength are in cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, and neurodiversity and mental health. We are additionally growing our expertise in clinical and forensic applications of psychology. In REF2021, over 70% of the Psychology research outputs and 100% of impact were rated as world leading or internationally excellent. Our research infrastructure includes dedicated labs and technical support, including specialised EEG, virtual reality, eye-tracking, and video-observation equipment and rooms.

Psychology has grown in staff and student numbers at all levels of study in recent years. We have also significantly increased the number of PGR students, who are supported by teaching or research scholarships. Consistently excellent teaching and an inclusive ethos provide an exceptional experience for students, as demonstrated by a consistently strong performance in the National Student Survey. Taught programmes in Psychology include a suite of BPS-accredited undergraduate degrees, taught Master’s programmes, and an accredited professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

The Role

We are seeking a capable and compassionate academic to lead Psychology in the next phase of its development. The successful candidate will demonstrate an established research profile allied to our existing research strengths, as demonstrated by published outputs and external grant capture.

The role holder will have principal responsibility for leading the Psychology academic team and will hold line management responsibility for academic staff in the area, with support from two Deputy Associate Heads. The successful candidate will represent and champion Psychology as a member of the School Academic Leadership Team, and contribute to the overall strategic development of the School.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of the challenges of teaching and doing research in Psychology in higher education. They will have an established research profile, and their track-record of excellence in research will allow them to mentor and support the development of early career researchers. They will also be a creative and capable teacher. Importantly, the successful candidate will share our commitment to social justice and be fully committed to providing inclusive educational experiences that improve the lives of our students and the wider communities in which they live. The successful candidate will be a strong team player who inspires colleagues and leads with integrity.

It is essential that candidates hold a doctoral level qualification. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track-record of leadership of teaching and learning and/or research and public engagement in higher education.

Applications are invited from candidates who meet the person specifications for the role of Associate Head (Grade 9). Candidates who meet the criteria for Professor (Grade 10) at York St John University are also welcome to apply.

Further Information

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of School: Professor Rachel Wicaksono (r.wicaksono@yorksj.ac.uk) or the Psychology REF Unit of Assessment Lead: Dr Jelena Mirkovic (j.mirkovic@yorksj.ac.uk).

Please visit our webpages and our X/Twitter profile to find out more about Psychology at York St John University, including our staff and our research (https://blog.yorksj.ac.uk/psychology/; @ysjpych).

This role is eligible for Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship. For further information regarding this visa route please visit Skilled Worker visa: Overview – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Applications for job share will be considered.

Closing Date – Monday 29 April 2024 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date – Friday 10 May 2024

To apply for this job please visit findajob.dwp.gov.uk.