The Department of Psychology at Durham University is seeking to appoint exceptional scholars at a range of levels in the fields of Quantitative Social Psychology and Social/Organisational Psychology. These posts offer an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the department’s research and teaching and the successful candidate will play a significant role in establishing Durham as a world-leading centre of excellence in quantitative social science. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, social cognition, attitudes, social influence, intragroup and intergroup processes, prejudice, self and identity, interpersonal processes, group decision-making, leadership, negotiation, co-operation, social dilemmas, team-working, creativity and innovation, workplace diversity, and intercultural communication.
Founded in 1952, the Department of Psychology is consistently ranked as one of the very best in the UK with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. We are currently ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide, 6th in the Guardian University League Table, and in the top 100 of Psychology Departments world-wide according to the QS World Rankings.
The department is well equipped for research in most areas including facilities for fMRI, TMS, tDCS, EEG/ERP, VR, eye movement tracking, biophysiological recording as well as the analysis of visuomotor action and psychophysical performance. The department also has a motion capture lab, an echo-attenuated chamber, and a suite of observation labs. The department benefits from full IT and mechanical research support from departmental technicians.
Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience. Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions.