The School of Psychology is seeking to make strategic appointments to support education and research across our Doctorate in Educational Psychology (DEdPsych), Educational Mental Health Practitioner programmes and undergraduate programme. 

We welcome applications from academic and practitioner psychologists in educational psychology, developmental psychology, and child/adolescent mental health that will complement our research and education. 

The Educational Psychology Doctoral Programme is committed to the scientist-practitioner model, with over 15 years’ experience in practitioner and research training in partnership with education providers. 

Our Education Mental Health practitioner programmes provide certificates and diplomas to use psychological interventions in school settings to support young people with mental health problems. 

Our undergraduate BSc Psychology and BSc Education & Psychology programmes provide BPS-accredited teaching and supervision in developmental psychology (social, learning, cognition, and emotion) and developmental psychopathology, linked to our research:

Applicants with expertise in teaching practitioner skills and the aspiration to develop their research can apply to work on an education pathway. This will provide an opportunity to build a research portfolio that complements current research activity in the school. 

Applicants with a growing national/international research record, evidenced by publications/grant applications, can apply to work on a balanced pathway.

Our School has expertise in developmental and applied psychopathology, and psychological interventions across the lifespan and is recognised for producing world-leading, high-impact research, supported by excellent research facilities (REF2021). These include purpose-built laboratories for social interaction and behavioural observation, therapeutic intervention, child/family studies, neuropsychological/cognitive testing, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), neurostimulation (TMS/tDCS), psychophysiology, eye-tracking, virtual reality, and psychopharmacology. 

We are one of the largest providers of postgraduate research and practitioner training in the UK, with MSc programmes (Clinical, Health, Research Methods), research doctorates (PhD), Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology (DClin) and Educational Psychology (DEdPsy), and diplomas/certificates (EMHP, PWP and CBT). 

We have collaborations with University research groups in Education, Social Sciences, Medicine (Psychiatry, Primary Care), Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) and Health Sciences. The Institute for Life Sciences supports further cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our partnerships with NHS Trusts, schools, Government, charities and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2021) and attract significant grant income from all major research funders. 

Psychology is a successful School, ranked in the Global Top 100 (QS, 2022), and a friendly and positive place to work. You will join a collegiate team who share expertise, provide mentorship, and support professional development. We value diversity and equality and recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance, including part-time working. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award demonstrating our commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award.