The Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) undertakes world-leading research in human mind and brain, in both health and disease, and is an integral part of UCL Neuroscience, ranked second in the world and first in Europe for Neuroscience by ISI Essential Science Indicators. The Exercise Neuroscience Research Group (ENRG) has emerged from an innovative cross-faculty collaboration between the UCL faculties of Brain Sciences, Engineering and Medical Sciences. The group specialises in understanding the relationship between physical activity and changes in the mind and brain.
About the role
The post-holder will undertake research and teaching principally in the interlinked fields of Exercise Neuroscience and Sport Psychology. The postholder will based in the ICN and be part of the ENRG. The post-holder will also lead on the development of two new and exciting undergraduate modules: ‘Sport Psychology’ and ‘Exercise Neuroscience’. The post is offered full time (1.0 FTE) and is funded on an open-ended basis. This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL welcomes applications from international applicants who require a visa. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff. Note: Please ignore the closing date of 25 August 2023 as stated in the job description. The new closing date for this post 10 Sept 2023.
You hold a degree and PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience or a closely related discipline. You have an international reputation as an expert and leader in the field. You have a strong track record of high-quality peer-reviewed research publications. You have a strong track record of significant and sustained research grant funding. You have experience of management/ supervision of a research team or centre. You can provide evidence of high-quality teaching and research supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will conduct world class original research in the field of mind-brain-body interactions. You will publish and promote this work in accordance with UCL’s research goals. You will contribute to the teaching within the ICN and the PaLS and DSIS divisions, and in collaboration with other departments as required. You will contribute to knowledge exchange with agencies and stakeholders outside of academia. Please include a full CV with your application, which provides your full teaching and supervision history, and extensive details of your research profile (grants, publications etc).
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