Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Hearing
City Site

Job reference: 010670

Location: City Site

Closing date: 13/06/2022

Salary : Grade H/I (£34,304 - £50,296 pro rata)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Psychology

School / Directorate : School of Social Sciences

Lecturer Salary from £34,304 p.a 
Senior Lecturer Salary from £39,739 p.a 

The level of appointment would be determined by the selection panel following an interview. 

We are deeply proud of our academic community. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a diverse and dynamic learning environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. Their work continues to reinforce our credentials as an award-winning university, and a research centre of excellence.

Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: forging excellent partnerships around the world and harnessing the talents of all our people. We secured a ‘Gold’ rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework; received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research; and in 2018, we were the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring ‘success for all’. NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. That’s why we’re now looking for new, passionate, ambitious people to join our community.

If you are in the early stages of an academic career and are considering joining NTU, then our Early Career Academic Development Programme could be just right for you.

If you are considering joining NTU as a Senior Lecturer you will benefit from our Senior Lecturer Career Framework, which recognises and rewards you based on your performance, contribution and achievement, and offers the opportunity of faster salary progression compared to the industry average.

The Post

​​​​​​​NTU Psychology is seeking a Lecturer in the Psychology and Hearing to further strengthen our research profile and to meet the demands of increased student numbers in our undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. We particularly welcome applications that can contribute to our ambition to enhance the diversity of our curricula. 

As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Hearing you will be joining the growing Hearing Group at NTU Psychology. We have a research track record of diverse topics in hearing: ranging from the neural coding of sound to multisensory integration and cognition, in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired populations. We have a wide range of lab facilities including a sound-attenuating booth, EEG, TMS, 1.5T MRI (currently used for structural scanning with functional capabilities in the process of installation), eye trackers, and a standing panel of over 300 older volunteers to facilitate research into the consequences of ageing. You will have a strong profile of independent research in any area of hearing, from fundamental neuroscience to strongly translational, and an ambition to produce internationally recognised work which will make a difference. This is an exciting opportunity to join and collaborate with a large and diverse group of Psychologists within a thriving and supportive department that also has an outstanding reputation for teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

NTU Psychology

You will be joining a very large, lively, diverse, collegiate and ambitious group with an excellent reputation for its theoretically informed impactful and applied research and its teaching provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Colleagues in the department have a range of backgrounds, spanning most areas of psychology.

The Department has the largest and most productive research unit in the University and was responsible for a quarter of all academic outputs at NTU in the 2021 REF cycle. In the submission to REF2014 (Unit of Assessment A04, http://www.ref.ac.uk/) 60% of our research outputs were identified as internationally excellent or world leading and 100% of our research impact was recognised as internationally excellent with 73% described as world leading.

We are the largest provider of full-time undergraduate degrees in psychology in the UK. Our NSS scores for overall satisfaction have been above 90% for eight of the last nine years. We lead in the University on issues of diversity and inclusion and are the only department at NTU to have achieved Athena SWAN recognition.

Our commitment to teaching is shown by the collaboration of over 90 staff to create an introductory text for SAGE (3rd edition published Spring 2019) the royalties of which are used to enhance the student experience. ​​​​​​​


You should be an enthusiastic teacher with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to supporting students' development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Mentoring and support for development in both teaching and research will be provided to appointees appropriate to their level of experience.

NTU Psychology is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from individuals who can contribute to a wider departmental focus on cultural psychology. We also welcome applications from under-represented groups and from people who are seeking a part-time contract. Appointments will always be made on merit.

Closing Date: 13th June 2022

Interview Date:  w/c 20th June 2022

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Duncan Guest, Head of the Psychology Academy (duncan.guest@ntu.ac.uk) or Dr Chris Sumner, Associate Professor and Psychology of Hearing Research Group Lead (christian.sumner@ntu.ac.uk).

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions. 

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further? www.ntu.ac.uk​​​​​​​


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