The Department of Education is one of the six founding departments of the University of York. We are an international and diverse department with collegiality, inclusion and equality at the heart of our core values. As part of the Department’s long-term strategic vision, we are seeking to recruit a new Professor of Psychology in Education. The Department is investing in this area, and has recently appointed two Lecturers in Mental Health and Wellbeing, and is currently recruiting an additional Lecturer in Psychology in Education to complement the Professorial appointment.

If appointed, you will join a collegial and supportive group of staff in the Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC). You will play part in the Centre’s growth, which provides an exciting opportunity to undertake excellent research in any field of psychology or in mental health and well-being (MHWB) in education.

Key requirements

  • PhD in education, psychology or a related discipline
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of psychology in an education context
  • Expertise in one or more specialist areas of research in psychology in Education
  • Experience of leading research teams and involvement in funded projects
  • High quality publications in psychology in education, of a standard suitable for inclusion in the next REF
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills
  • Attraction and effective supervision of postgraduate students

To apply

Informal queries may be directed to the Head of Department Professor Paul Wakeling ( or Professor Rob Klassen ( Director of PERC.

Closing date: 19 July 2018

Interviews will be held in York on: 23 August 2018

Salary will be commensurate with experience on the professorial scale: current minimum £62,585 per year.

Why York?

We’re a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years, securing national and international recognition for our academic excellence. Our attractive landscaped campus has seen significant development which will continue as the University continues to grow. We’re recognised consistently for our family-friendly policies and proud of having been awarded the Gender Equality Mark. For further information on the Department of Education, please see

Those interested may learn more and apply here.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork