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Lecturer in Applied Psychology

Job Reference : SRF19093 - R
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 10/10/2017
Live Date : 11/09/2017
Salary : £42,418 to £49,149 per annum
Employment Type : AR-Academic (Lecturer)
School / Function : School of Agriculture Policy & Development
Department : Agri-Food Economics & Social Science
Hours Per week : 1.00 FTE
Contract Duration : Fixed term for up to 3 years

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Applied Psychology.  This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to pursue applied research as it relates to consumer behaviour, and develop the School’s sector-leading BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing degree. The post holder will be expected to contribute to teaching as well as develop their own research portfolio. In particular it is expected that the post holder will help lead and develop bids to EIT Foodconnects [} of which the University is a leading partner. We would be particularly interested in applicants with a consumer behaviour related portfolio, experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and working with industrial partners. This is a fixed term contract for three years initially but with a view to extension/making permanent.

The Applied Economics Marketing and Development group sits within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at Reading, is global in its outlook and has an international reputation for both teaching and research. Within the University of Reading, SAPD has strong research links with Psychology, Henley Business School, Geography & Environmental Science, and Food and Nutritional Sciences and has an established reputation for inter-disciplinary research.

The School provides a welcoming, supportive and progressive environment for career development and consists of a learning and research community from over 40 different nations, was highly ranked in the last REF and prides itself on its multi-disciplinary research and education.

You will have:

  • MSc or PhD level education in a relevant discipline
  • Knowledge and skills relating to psychology in the context of marketing
  • A track record in high quality research
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Presentation and communication skills required for teaching

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of School

Contact role:

Head of Applied Economics Marketing and Development

Contact name:

Professor Julian Park

Contact name:

Professor Kelvin Balcombe

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 6686

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 8298

Contact email:

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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