Lecturer in Dementia Research
Health and Medical,Medicine and Dentistry,Psychology,Social Sciences and Social Care,Social Work
Short info about job
Company: University of Exeter
Department: College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Psychology
Salary: £33,943 to £41,709 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Permanent
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1257 5247039
Fax: +44-1271 7357238
Detail information about job Lecturer in Dementia Research. Terms and conditions vacancy
These two permanent full-time posts with the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) consist of a post-doctoral research fellowship progressing to a full-time permanent lectureship in dementia research (subject to satisfactory performance and compliance with visa regulations, where applicable). These posts offer an unparalleled career development opportunity for early-career researchers with a focus on psychological, social or applied health research in dementia. The posts are designed to enable the post-holders to develop their research skills and equip them to develop an independent research programme, prior to moving into a full lecturer role. During years 1 – 3 the focus will be on research conducted as part of our Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence, During years 4 – 5 while continuing this research focus the post-holders will be supported to begin the transition into the lecturer role. After 5 years the post-holders will move into the full Lecturer role in the School of Psychology.
During the first 5 years in post, as part of our Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence the post-holders will be key members of the IDEAL-2 cohort study team, and each post-holder will play a lead role in one of two planned workstreams. This role will lead on:
- Developing approaches to eliciting and including the perspective of people with advanced dementia on how they can ‘live well’
Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
The post-holders will have:
- A PhD directly relevant to psychological, social and applied health research in dementia
- The potential to develop an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in this area
- A record of attracting funding for research, or the potential to attract such funding
- An enthusiasm for inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and for working with community partners A recognition of the importance of involving people with dementia, carers and the wider public in research
- An understanding of the need for research to have a positive impact on the lives of people affected by dementia
- Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes in psychology
What we can offer you
- Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. With a vibrant academic community (21,000+ students) we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality.
For further information, please contact Professor Linda Clare, email [email protected]
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.