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Lectureship in Auditory Perceptual Learning at University of Nottingham, UK

Dear Colleagues,
Please see attached advert and please forward it to anyone you think might be interested. For more information about Psychology at Nottingham University, please go to these links:
Best wishes,
Peter Mitchell
Head of Psychology
University of Nottingham

School of Psychology

(In association with the newly established National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing)

Lecturer in Psychology (Perception)

Applications are invited for the above post from candidates with an outstanding record or who show exceptional promise as independent researchers in the psychology of perception.  The successful candidate, based in the School of Psychology, will form part of an interdisciplinary research team involved in the newly established National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing (NBRUH) funded by the Department of Health National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).  Staff of the new Unit will be drawn from the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, the University of Nottingham (Psychology, Learning Sciences) and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.

The successful candidate will conduct research into the psychology of perception related to hearing impairment and contribute strongly to the emerging field of auditory perceptual learning.  Candidates need not necessarily have worked on hearing research previously, but must show willingness and capability to develop a strong research profile in this area.  Working closely with leading specialists in hearing research and sensory neuroscience, learning scientists and technologists, and clinical practitioners, the person appointed will be responsible for designing and evaluating a programme of learning interventions for children and adults with various forms of hearing impairment.

Other duties will include limited administrative tasks and teaching, restricted mainly to undergraduate and Masters projects’ supervision.  The opportunity to supervise PhD students is strongly encouraged.

The School has thriving research programmes and outstanding facilities in the areas of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience; behavioural neuroscience; social and health psychology; and developmental psychology.  The School has consistently been ranked in the top 10 in the UK by Good University Guides and recently was ranked first place by the Times.  Further information about the School’s research profile and details of our considerable investments in research are available at: http://www.psychology.nottingham.ac.uk.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in psychology or a related subject.  A proven track record of research publications in leading journals is essential, and experience of interdisciplinary research is desirable.  The lecturer will work closely with colleagues across three closely located sites in Nottingham.

Salary will be within the range £30,912 - £41,545 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (salary can progress to £48,161 per annum, subject to performance).  This post is available from 1 September 2008 (or earlier by negotiation).

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure may be obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor P McGraw, tel: 0115 951 5295, Email: Paul.McGraw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or Dr H Fortnum, 0115 823 0503, Email: Heather.Fortnum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/CJ27105S.  If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 0115 951 3262 or fax: 0115 951 5205.  Please quote ref. CJ/27105S.  Closing date: 11 July 2008.