Associate Professor in Social Development
The Department of Psychology at Durham University is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar at Associate Professor level in the field of Social Development. The post offers an exciting opportunity to join an outstanding research and teaching environment, and the successful candidate will play a significant role in establishing Durham as a world-leading centre for Developmental Science. Specifically, we are looking for a candidate to lead the development of a brand new Infant Lab. The aim of the lab will be to address research questions focusing on how social abilities develop in the infant brain, using baby-friendly methods to measure brain activity while infants are shown controlled stimuli.
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, 7th in the Guardian University League Table, and in the top 100 of Psychology Departments worldwide according to the QS World Rankings. The department is extremely well-equipped for research, including facilities for fMRI, TMS, tDCS, EEG/ERP, VR, eye movement tracking, and biophysiological recording. The department also has a motion capture lab for analysis of visuomotor action and experiments in immersive VR, as well as setups for psychophysics including an echo-attenuated chamber. 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, is home to breath-taking scenery and attractions.
Vacancy Reference: PSYC19-66
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