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Lecturer in Experimental Psychology (3-year)

The Department of Experimental Psychology at UCL wishes to appoint a Lecturer. The post is available for 3 years at a Grade 8 level (Salary range £48,614 – £57,041). The successful applicant will join a dynamic and collaborative department that is focused on advancing understanding of the psychological and biological bases of behaviour, and using that knowledge to address pressing societal needs.

The successful candidate would contribute to education in psychology while developing an independent research programme. The Department is particularly keen to encourage applications from candidates whose teaching and research could incorporate evolutionary approaches to understanding social cognition and behaviour, including the evolution of cooperation and related subfields, such as reciprocity, reputation management, morality, punishment, large-scale social dynamics, social learning, as well as other aspects of social cognition, such as perception of others and groups. Within this broad remit, we are keen to hear from people who focus on humans or other animals, at adult or developmental stages, and whose background or training might be in psychology or other related disciplines, such as biology, economics, or biological anthropology. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose expertise can bridge domains, by for example combining theory with comparative or computational approaches, or real-world data with experimentation.

The post holder should be able to start at the beginning of the next academic year, in September 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of an excellent education led by the domains of research described above, particularly at Masters level. They will therefore have some experience, relative to opportunity, in delivering appropriate teaching to a high quality. While the successful applicant will be responsible for delivering education, we will support and encourage the applicant to develop their independent research career alongside these responsibilities. They will therefore have a track record of published academic work of the highest quality. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people.


All applications must contain the following supporting documents: 

    • Cover letter including teaching and research statements (maximum 2 pages).
    • Full CV and publication list.
    • The applicant should identify 2-3 most relevant/representative publications, including for each two to three sentences describing the discovery and why they believe it to be important and influential.
    • Names and contact details of three referees.


Closing date for applications is 19th April, 2023.

Application portal and further position details can be found here: Application Portal

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department of Experimental Psychology, Professor Sam Solomon via email :

Further information about the Department of Experimental Psychology can be found on the departmental website.

For queries regarding the application process please contact our HR team via email :