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Senior Lecturer (Health Psychology)

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role within the university’s executive office, located in Inverness.


Senior Lecturer – Health Psychology

£41,909 to £48,586 per annum

Funding secured until March 2021


Bring health psychology expertise to rural and wellbeing research at a university like no other, and enjoy a lifestyle that is just as unique.

Discover a different world

There is nowhere on earth quite like the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. One of the most stunning areas of natural beauty on the planet, our historic communities, striking peaks, wild valleys and deep lochs are rich in cultural heritage.

We are also home to much of what is best in today’s world - from excellent schools and first-class healthcare, to a well-developed transport infrastructure, and superbly-situated, high-quality homes. With investment in digital connectivity through a state-of-the-art telecoms network, and in green energy from hydro-electric dams, we are embracing tomorrow.

Whether you love kayaking or woodland walking, fine dining or live performance, you will discover a wealth of opportunity among our urban centres and rural communities alike.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is equally distinctive. We are the UK’s leading integrated university; a partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions offering both further and higher education. Our innovative approach to learning, and our distinctive research and curriculum, underpin thriving businesses and economic prosperity. We are locally based and rooted in communities, yet with national and international reach.

Here, you will discover space to spread your wings and live life to the full.


Your role

Benefitting from multi-million pound investment by the development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, our Rural Health and Wellbeing team carries out groundbreaking research and evaluation in the field of rural health, health services and community wellbeing. Joining this growing team in a pivotal role, you will lead and manage a portfolio of research projects that draw on your expertise in health psychology. Managing, mentoring and developing a team of junior researchers, you will enhance our research and consultancy profile not just locally, but also on the world stage. Your remit will extend beyond research and innovation. You will also be instrumental to the design and delivery of teaching modules and programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate level.

Your credentials

To be equal to this exciting opportunity, you will need a PhD and an excellent academic track record. You will have a strong, internationally excellent/world leading publication record. It is essential that you bring to the role a strong background in either health psychology research, community engagement or participatory action research. Some experience of carrying out research related to rural or health matters is preferable, but not vital. You will certainly be a collaborative individual with excellent communication skills, who also enjoys planning and working independently.

This is a full time post and will involve working 35 hours per week.

The closing date is Monday 7 November 2016.

Interviews will be held in Inverness at a later date.


Further details


If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at personnel@uhi.ac.uk or on 01463 279214.