Associate Professor in Cognitive Psychology

University of Leeds School of Psychology

Associate Professor Psychology – Cognitive Psychology

Are you passionate about furthering your research career in a research-intensive Russell Group University? Are you an enthusiastic teacher, committed to delivering a first class learning and teaching experience with a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels?

The School of Psychology is developing its research portfolio across its areas of critical mass in Cognition, Health, and Appetite & Nutrition. For the current position the School is seeking candidates to complement and strengthen our research and teaching portfolio in Cognitive Psychology. The School has a particular focus on delivering high quality cognitive research that has real-world impact, primarily using experimental or behavioural methodologies, and with a strong portfolio of child-focused research. We are therefore seeking to recruit someone with research expertise in cognitive psychology, with a preference to recruit candidates who have some research interests relating to cognitive development.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Jason Halford, Head of School


Dr Ed Sutherland, Director of Student Education


Professor Amanda Waterman, Acting Director of Research and Innovation 


As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the School of Psychology we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of The School of Psychology holds a Silver Athena Swan award.  We are committed to being an inclusive School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: School of Psychology
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £51,799 to £60,022 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Wednesday 01 June 2022
Closing Date: Tuesday 05 July 2022
Reference: MHPSY1095