[visionlist] Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Ocular Biology, Open Rank

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Open Rank

Indiana University School of Optometry seeks candidates studying fundamental questions related to the biology of the visual system for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2013. The successful candidate will complement the existing strength
of the School’s ocular biology, visual optics, imaging and clinical sciences groups, as well as campus strengths in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, psychology and neuroscience. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. A history
of funded research is a positive. Responsibilities will include developing or maintaining an independent research program, attracting extramural funding, and teaching in the professional and graduate programs. Depending on the candidate’s interest and needs,
there is the possibility of a joint appointment with another department in the College of Arts and Science such as Biology, Biochemistry, or Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Indiana University is a major research University founded in 1820. It currently enrolls over 32,000 undergraduates and 7,500 graduate and professional students on the Bloomington campus with over 110,000 students in the University system. The School of Optometry has
very active research and graduate programs with numerous collaborations with other disciplines within the university. The School has several major teaching clinics as well as outreach affiliations. Bloomington is a relaxed community located in a beautifully
wooded and hilly area of the state where cultural and recreational opportunities abound, housing costs are low, schools are excellent, and commuting time is short. More information on the School and University is available at www.opt.indiana.edu.
For consideration, please submit a consolidated PDF file containing: a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of at least three references. Submit these to:

Indiana University School of Optometry E-Mail: opthr@indiana.edu Attn: OAA# 21205-05, Search and Screen Committee, 800 E Atwater, Room 307 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 www.opt.indiana.edu

Applications received by August 31, 2012, will be assured consideration. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2012. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

[visionlist] Information Display Measurements Standard (IDMS)

The message below announces a new display measurement standard that may be of use to vision scientists.
Unlike many other such standards, this one does not mandate particular values, but rather defines terms and

describes measurement techniques.

The document is free, online, and available now.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Society for Information Display

Subject: Groundbreaking Display Measurement Standard to Launch at Display Week

Date: May 31, 2012 9:34:26 AM PDT
Untitled Document

Display Measurement Standard to Launch at
Display Week

International Committee for Display Metrology
(ICDM) and the Society for Information Display
(SID) are proud to announce the release of
the Information Display Measurements Standard
(IDMS). The IDMS will be the “Go-To”
document for standard measurement procedures
to quantify electronic display characteristics
and qualities. It is the culmination of years
of effort by engineers and scientists across
dozens of organizations to codify the science
of display measurement, explain some of the
difficulties associated with making measurements,
and offer solutions to help make the measurements
properly. The IDMS has benefited from the
expertise of display metrologists, electrical,
mechanical, software and optical engineers,
physicists, vision scientists, and many other
display-related disciplines.

promote the spread and use of the measurement
procedures and techniques within the display
community, an electronic version of the IDMS
will be made freely available. It is unprecedented
in the display community that a piece of work
of this scope and depth be distributed at
no charge. This decision follows the philosophy
of the ICDM and SID, which is to provide the
standard to as wide of an audience as possible
to help establish the techniques within the
document as the universal choice for display
measurements. SID and the ICDM expect this
document to continue to evolve over time,
with updates, supplemental files, and other
value-added content to follow.

IDMS features the following:

measurement procedures that are clear
and easy to use

library of commonly used and newly developed
display measurements

of new display measurements for current
and future displays

– allows a variety of equipment for measurements

and other supplemental sections included

diagnostics, cautions and useful hints

of using the IDMS include:

costs: consume less time and money due
to unambiguous definitions of measurement

development lead times by using standardized

a common language to reduce risk of disagreements
regarding performance

customer satisfaction by having more accurate,
reliable, and repeatable performance characterizations

provide all measurement procedures and
auxiliary information under a single cover

Chair, Joe Miseli, says “The IDMS is
the first standard from the ICDM and SID.
It is a defining work for evaluating displays
and is the most comprehensive display measurement
and metrology standard yet produced. It provides
a full set of common and more specialized
display measurement procedures to characterize
display performance. It also includes new
and innovative measurements never before standardized
for characterizing modern displays, as well
as many references to clarify and expand upon
metrology foundations and techniques. It builds
upon the tremendous amount of work of many,
especially the editor-in-chief, Ed Kelley,
a former NIST physicist and one of the foremost
metrologists in the display industry today.
The IDMS is written in plain English with
abundant use of graphics and examples that
will make it simple to use and so can be widely
applied throughout the display industry. It
is all-inclusive so that everything one needs
is available in a single volume.”

SID President, Brian Berkeley, states “SID
is proud to announce the availability of the
first release of the IDMS. This landmark standard
is the culmination of untold hours of effort
on the part of contributors representing a
broad cross-section of the display field.
The IDMS is the single most significant display
measurement standard to be released in more
than 10 years. Working under the auspices
of SID, and with the cooperation of the Video
Electronics Standards Association (VESA),
the ICDM has created a valuable standard that
truly advances display measurement science.
The IDMS will enable and promote consistency
in the characterization and reporting of critical
display performance parameters. Considering
the rapid pace of innovation and advances
in display science over the past decade, the
IDMS meets a tremendous need for the display
industry. SID congratulates and extends its
thanks to all of the ICDM members for their
profound contribution.”

IDMS is the follow-up to the Flat Panel Display
Measurements Standard (version 2.0) and is
used extensively by the industry since its
publication by the VESA in 2001. The IDMS
does not set performance standards, but gives
guidance about how to measure displays. This
will allow component suppliers, display manufacturers
and customers to clearly communicate, understand
and agree with the measurement and characterization
methods upon which performance standards are

electronic version of the IDMS will be available
as a free download from the ICDM home site
at http://www.icdm-sid.org
as well as the SID website at http://www.sid.org.
A printed version will also be available for
purchase through the SID online bookstore.

The ICDM is a part of the SID Definitions
and Standards Committee. Members of the ICDM
are some of the foremost experts in the fields
of display metrology, display engineering,
vision science, physics, optics, and color
science. The main activity of the ICDM is
the authorship and maintenance of the IDMS

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Society
for Information Display (SID) is the only
professional organization focused on the display
industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing
on the advancement of electronic-display technology,
SID provides a unique platform for industry
collaboration, communication and training
in all related technologies while showcasing
the industry’s best new products. With more
than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization’s
members are professionals in the technical
and business disciplines that relate to display
research, design, manufacturing, applications,
marketing and sales. To promote industry and
academic technology development, while also
educating consumers on the importance of displays,
SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year,
including Display Week, which brings industry
and academia all under one roof to showcase
technology that will shape the future. SID’s
global headquarters are located at 1475 S.
Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008,
USA. For more information, visit http://www.sid.org.

The 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar
and Exhibition, dubbed Display Week 2012,
will take place June 3-8, 2012, at the Boston
Convention and Exhibition Center, Massachusetts.
Display Week is the premier international
gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers
and users in the field of electronic-information
displays. For more information on Display
Week 2012, visit http://www.displayweek.org.

You’ll be able to leverage Twitter and LinkedIn
networking tools to promote your activities
at Display Week 2012. Right now, you can follow
us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek,
and also share your own Display Week-related
tweets using the hash tag #DW2012. We also
encourage you to promote this hash tag to
others within your company to increase your
share of voice in the Display Week Twitter
stream. You can also join the SID LinkedIn
group below.



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[visionlist] CFP VISIGRAPP 2013 – 8th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications

[visionlist] CFP IVAPP 2013 – International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications

[visionlist] Crossmodal Cognition postdoc in Bath, UK

Are you interested in doing postdoctoral research in the UK on crossmodal  cognition, attention, or sensory substitution? The Crossmodal Cognition Lab (http://webspace.qmul.ac.uk/mproulx/) is  moving to the highly-ranked Department of Psychology at the University of  Bath (http://www.bath.ac.uk/psychology/research/). The fellow would have  the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers in Cognition, Affective  Science & Technology Laboratories, and in other fields of psychology and  allied disciplines such as computer science.

The Crossmodal Cognition Lab has successfully hosted and co-hosted applications for the EU-funded  Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship programme and for the Human Frontier  Science Program fellowships. Applications are therefore currently invited for  joint application to the Marie Curie and HFSP postdoctoral fellowship  competitions (deadline: 16 August 2012; start date: April 2013).

Please send your CV to Dr M Proulx mproulxbath@gmail.com to discuss  these possible opportunities. 

Applicants must fit the eligibility criteria for the funding, including a mobility criterion (applicants must not  have spent more than 12 months in the UK for the 3 years immediately prior  to August 2012).

[visionlist] OPAM 2012: Call for submissions

******************************* OPAM 2012 

20th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memoryhttp://www.opam.net/opam2012/November 15th in Minneapolis, Minnesota Sheraton Seattle Hotel Keynote speaker: Dr. Michael Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University


OPAM conference is dedicated to issues in object perception, visual
attention, and visual memory.  OPAM is a forum primarily for scientists
early in their careers, such as graduate students or post-docs who do
not yet have the opportunity to present at the Psychonomic Society meeting.  It provides an
excellent opportunity to present research to a large audience mainly
drawn from the Psychonomics community.  The conference embraces a
diversity of approaches, including psychophysics, eye-tracking,
developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.  Talks are
published as short conference papers in Visual Cognition, promoting the rapid dissemination of high-quality work to the academic community.
OPAM will take place immediately before the Psychonomic Society meeting and
at the same hotel.  As one of the special features of OPAM’s 20th anniversary, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Tarr, the
founder of OPAM, will deliver our keynote address. 
This talk is generously sponsored by Cambridge Research Systems, who
will host a video of this lecture on their website.  We will continue
celebrating our 20th anniversary with an OPAM bash on
the evening of Friday, November 16th.  Stay tuned for further details! 

Online submissions are now open and will be accepted until July 15th, 2012:http://www.opam.net/opam2012/submissions.phpWe
will once again award $250 travel grants to three presenters based on financial need and submission quality.
Nominations are due on September 1, 2012. For more details, see:http://www.opam.net/opam2012/travel.php

Important note *** Thanks to the enthusiasm of the community in
presenting at OPAM, the conference has grown rapidly in recent years.  In the
event that the number of submitted abstracts exceeds our capacity
estimates, OPAM will create a waitlist and make final decisions
about acceptance of these waitlisted abstracts after we have confirmed
our allowable poster space.  In determining waitlisted submissions, we will
consider scope, status of the presenter, and submission quality.  Please
feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this process
before submitting.

Sincerely,The 2012 OPAM organizers

Carly Leonard, Melissa Võ, Michael Mack, & Josh Cosman

 We are a non-profit organization, supported only by sponsorships and a
small grant from the NIH.  With the help of our sponsors, we aim to
achieve another year of free registration.  If you or your organization
would like to help support OPAM, please consider making a contribution this year.  
Please visit our website http://www.opam.net or contact one of the organizers to learn how you can contribute.Thanks to our current 2012 sponsors:

Cambridge Research Systems (http://www.crsltd.com/)

Carnegie Mellon University, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/)University of Iowa, Department of Psychology (http://www.psychology.uiowa.edu/opam/)

Johns Hopkins University, Vision Sciences Group (http://www.jhuvisionsciencesgroup.org/)

National Eye Institute (http://www.nei.nih.gov/)Psychonomic Society (http://www.psychonomic.org/)SR Research (http://sr-research.com/)
University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology (http://psychology.nd.edu/)

Vision Sciences Society (http://www.visionsciences.org/)Visual Cognition (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/pp/13506285.html)

[visionlist] Tenure track position in Behavioral Neuroscience, Purdue University

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Behavioral Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall of 2013. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related field of research, a strong publication history, a research program with high likelihood of external funding, and a potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. Faculty responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Special focus within Behavioral Neuroscience is open, but we are particularly interested in individuals who have both the potential for scholarly contributions as well as research overlap with faculty in one or more other areas of our department (Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Learning and Mem!
ory; Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science; and Social Psychology) and the campus community (e.g., Integrative Neuroscience Program; Ingestive Behavior Research Center; etc.). A background check will be required for employment in this position. Application review will begin October 15, 2012, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a vita and up to 4 papers via email in pdf format
to bneurosearch@purdue.edu. In addition, arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference forwarded to the same email address. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Susan Swithers, Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience Search Committee (swithers@psych.purdue.edu). Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

[visionlist] MIUA 2012 Registration Open – Bursaries Available

16th Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis

9 – 11 July 2012, Swansea, United Kingdom



Early registration deadline: 7 June 2012

Student bursaries available (sponsored by BMVA): We are pleased to announce that a total of 6 bursaries are available for PhD students to encourage participation, particularly to those who have not attended MIUA before. Each bursary covers registration fee only. More details can be found on the conference website.

Conference Keynote Speakers

Prof. Alison Noble (Oxford University, UK)


Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang (Imperial College, UK)


Prof. Daniel Alexander (University College London, UK)


Conference Tutorial Speaker

Prof. Nikos Komodakis (University of Crete, Greece)


This 16th annual technical meeting will be hosted in Swansea in 2012. MIUA is the principal UK forum for communicating research progress within the community interested in image analysis applied to medicine and related biological science. It has been a successful series begun in Oxford in 1997. The meetings are designed for the dissemination and discussion of research in medical image understanding and analysis, an expanding area in which significant advances are currently being made. It is an area notable for the range of research communities involved, and the meeting aims to encourage the growth and raise the profile of this multi-disciplinary field by bringing together the various communities. MIUA 2012 is a single-track conference with oral and poster presentations. 

Invited speakers include Prof. Alison Noble (Oxford), Prof. Ge Wang (V-Tech), Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang (Imperial College), and Prof. Daniel Alexander (UCL).

This 2012 edition adopts a new format: we are organising a half day conference tutorial, which is particularly beneficial to research students and early career researchers working in the field. Prof. Nikos Komodakis from University of Crete, Greece will be delivering the conference tutorial on the topic of “Discrete graphical models for medical image analysis: inference and learning methods”.

Conference registration is now open!


MIUA 2012 invites three prominent researchers in this field to present their work at the conference. We are grateful to the following three speakers who have already agreed to give keynote lectures at the MIUA 2012 conference.

Prof. Alison Noble

Oxford University, United Kingdom

Professor Alison Noble FREng is a Statutory Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Oxford University Department of Engineering Science and a Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IET, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She is a Director of the Biomedical Image Analysis (BioMedIA)Laboratory, a multi-disciplinary research group working in the area of biomedical imaging and image analysis, a subarea of biomedical engineering. The laboratory is based in the Oxford Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBME), part of the Department of Engineering Science, which opened in January 2008 and is the hub for biomedical engineering at Oxford.

(more detailed speaker biography available on conference website)

Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang

Imperial College, United Kingdom

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang is director and co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery and Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI), Imperial College. Professor Yang also holds a number of key academic positions at Imperial – he is Director and Founder of the Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory, co-founder of the Wolfson Surgical Technology Laboratory, and Chairman of the Centre for Pervasive Sensing. He  is a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and the I.I. Rabi Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  His main research interests are in medical imaging, sensing and robotics. He is internationally recognized for his innovations and clinical applications of MR imaging and flow quantification and pioneering effort in perceptual docking for robotic control and Body Sensor Network (BSN).  

(more detailed speaker biography available on conference website)

Prof. Daniel Alexander

University College London, United Kingdom

Prof. Daniel Alexander is Professor of Imaging Science in the Department of Computer Science and Centre for Medical Image Computing at UCL. He is an EPSRC Leadership Fellow and co-founder of the EU CONNECT consortium. He leads the Microstructure Imaging Group, which includes 15 researchers many of whom work on joint projects with the Department of Medical Physics, the UCL Institute of Neurology, and the UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging. He also leads development and maintenance of the open-source software toolkit, Camino.

(more detailed speaker biography available on conference website)


MIUA 2012 is going to organise a half day tutorial on the 9th July 2012. The tutorial is particularly beneficial to research students and early career researchers who are working in this field. 

Prof. Nikos Komodakis

University of Crete, Greece

Prof. Komodakis is currently serving as an adjunct professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Crete. He is also an affiliated researcher with INRIA-Saclay (the French research institute in informatics and control), working at the computer vision and medical imaging group. Prior to that he had also been a postdoctoral research fellow as well as an adjunct professor at the Applied Mathematics Department of Ecole Centrale de Paris (fellowship awarded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche), which is one of the top three engineering schools in France (part of the elite of “Grande Ecoles”). In 2007, He was finalist for the prestigious ERCIM Cor Baayen Award for the most promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics.

(more detailed speaker biography available on conference website)


Paper submission: 30 March 2012

Author registration deadline:  25th May 2012

Early registration: 7 June 2012

Conference tutorial: 9 July 2012

Main conference: 10 – 11 July 2012


Registration for MIUA is now OPEN! You may complete your registration using registration form provided on the conference website. Author registration deadline is Friday 25 May 2012. The deadline for early registration is Thursday 7 June 2012.

Registration includes tea/coffee from 9th to 11th July, lunch on both days of the main meeting, reception on the 9th July, conference dinner on the 10th July, printed proceedings, and access to all sessions, including conference tutorial.

Registration fee

Full (early rate):  £275

Student (early rate):  £140

Full (late rate):  £295

Student (late rate):  £160

Author registration deadline: 25th May 2012.

To qualify for student rate, the student has to be the first author and is going to present the paper at the conference.

Early registration deadline: 7th June 2012.

Payment methods – You may choose to pay your registration fee by Bank Transfer (which can be done online), Cheque, or Card payment. Full details regarding payment can be found online: http://miua2012.swansea.ac.uk


The meetings are designed for the dissemination and discussion of research in medical image understanding and analysis, and aims to encourage the growth and raise the profile of this multi-disciplinary field by bringing together the various communities, including

• Cardiac Imaging 

• Novel Imaging Methods 

• Computer-Aided Pathology 

• Oncology 

• Computer-Aided Radiology 

• Ophthalmology 

• Computer Assisted Surgery 

• Positron Emission Imaging 

• Dermatology 

• Radiology 

• Image Guided Intervention 

• Surgery 

• Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

• Tissue Perfusion 

• Neurology 

• Ultrasound

Technical contributions are sought in all relevant areas including, but not limited to, the following:

• Analysis of Cellular Images 

• Analysis of Time Series 

• Analysis of Functional Images 

• Artificial Intelligence in Imaging 

• Cardiac Imaging 

• Computer-Aided Pathology 

• Computer-Aided Radiology 

• Computer Assisted Surgery 

• Data Fusion 

• Decision Support 

• Human Computer Interaction 

• Image Interpretation 

• Image Guided Intervention 

• Image Perception 

• Image Registration 

• Intelligent Imaging Systems 

• Motion Analysis 

• Multi Modality 

• Novel Imaging Methods 

• Quantitative Image Analysis 

• Segmentation/Classification 

• Shape Analysis 

• Statistical Methods in Imaging 

• Systematic Testing & Validation 

• Texture Analysis 

• Tissue Perfusion 

• Virtual Reality 

• Visualisation 


Dr. Xianghua Xie

Swansea University, United Kingdom



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[visionlist] AREADNE 2012 — 2nd Call for Registration

Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles
Nomikos Conference Center, Santorini, Greece
21-24 June 2012



AREADNE 2012 will be our fourth meeting at the Nomikos Conference
Centre in Santorini, Greece. Continuing with the same highly
successful format, the conference will bring scientific leaders from
around the world to present their theoretical and experimental work on
the functioning of neuronal ensembles. The meeting will provide an
informal yet spectacular and inspirational setting in which attendees
can discuss their recent discoveries and ideas, with a relaxed pace
that emphasizes interaction. The registration deadline is 6 June
2012. If there are any remaining spots at that point, the fees
increase substantially to our on-site rate. Register now!

We have a very exciting list of speakers

[visionlist] Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Swansea University


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Job Number
Advertising Department
Human and Health Sciences
Contract Type
Closing Date
£37,012 to £52,706 per annum (pro rata for part time staff)
The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be
appointed to the minimum of the agreed scale with annual increments on
1 October each year (subject to completing six months service)
Main Purpose of the Post
The Department of Psychology has a flourishing research community with
research strengths identified by the RAE 2008 in cognition and
perception, health and clinical psychology, and neuroscience.

We are seeking candidates with a strong publication record and the
ability to attract research funding in any area of psychology, but
preference will be given to applicants with expertise in clinical /
health areas of psychology, and / or neuroscience, and / or clinical

We are looking for applicants who will be able to develop
collaborative links with existing multidisciplinary research teams
within the College of Human and Health Sciences (including Ageing and
Child Research), the College of Medicine, and the Wales Institute of
Cognitive Neuroscience.

Appointees will be expected to contribute to teaching in the core BPS
undergraduate curriculum, to undertake supervision of postgraduate
research students and to work as part of a team committed to
delivering an outstanding student experience. The successful candidate
will also be expected to contribute to postgraduate taught Masters
teaching on one or more of our 3 MSc courses, in Abnormal and Clinical
Psychology, in Research Methods in Psychology, and in Cognitive
Neuroscience. Therefore, experience of teaching and supervision at
undergraduate and postgraduate level is essential.

Applicants should have a PhD in psychology or a behavioural science,
and have a publication profile that would enable them to be included
in our submission for the REF 2014.

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in clinical
psychology, health psychology or clinical neuropsychology, and/or
expertise in brain imaging, including fMRI, EEG or other neuroscience
methods. Preference will also be given to individuals engaged in
clinically-related practice. An honorary NHS position may be linked to
this appointment, if the applicant has an area of clinical expertise.
Main Duties
This post provides roles for candidates with research and academic
potential and interest in any area of psychology, but preference will
be given to applicants with expertise in either clinical / health /
neuropsychological areas of psychology, or neuroscience.

The appointee will be expected to expand their own research activities
and be capable of linking with existing research areas and research
teams in the College of Human and Health Sciences, the College of
Medicine, and the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Successful applicants will also be expected to develop their own
portfolio of funded projects, as well as fruitful interactions and
collaborations with wider multidisciplinary research networks. The
appointees will already be operating at an international level,
publishing research in respected journals and obtaining funding, and
the College and Department will ensure support for a considerable
growth in that activity.

The post requires a contribution to UG and PG teaching and research
postgraduate supervision in the Department of Psychology and across
the College of Human and Health Sciences, in addition to sharing
organisational and academic administrative responsibilities.

An honorary NHS position may be linked to this appointment, if the
applicant has an area of clinical expertise.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
(a) Research contribution
• To conduct high quality research within psychology. Applications
that add to our strengths in clinically related areas of psychology
and/or research in neuroscience are welcome, but outstanding
researchers in any other area of psychology will be considered
• To publish in high impact internationally recognised journals, with
a profile sufficient to be included in the REF 2014.
• To obtain grant funding, especially funding from the UK Research Councils.
• To initiate and respond to collaborative research opportunities
within the Department of Psychology, within the College, within
Swansea University, and with colleagues from other Universities both
nationally and internationally.

(b) Teaching Duties
• The ability to deliver high quality teaching in core BPS
undergraduate curriculum areas and to contribute other high quality UG
teaching at all levels in the Department of Psychology and the College
of Human and Health Sciences
• To develop and deliver a specialised level 3 option course related
to your area of research.
• To deliver high quality advanced level teaching on the MSc in
Abnormal and Clinical Psychology and/or the MSc in Cognitive
Neuroscience, and/or other MScs in the College, where appropriate.
• To undertake the role of personal tutor with responsibility for
pastoral and academic support for tutees.
• To work collaboratively and collegially as part of a team committed
to providing an outstanding student experience.
• The University has evolved to a position where quality assurance and
enhancement procedures are integrated throughout all its activities
and all staff must conform to these procedures.

(c) Administrative Duties
The successful applicant will be required to share in administrative
duties, at Departmental and College level, as directed by the Head of
College, for example being actively involved in the recruitment of
students, attending and contributing to appropriate committees and
related activities, and giving research presentations.

Other Duties,
• Members of staff are encouraged to maintain and enhance links with
the professional institutions. A commitment to continuing professional
development is mandatory.
• The development of industry/university and public sector/university
partnerships in line with the College’s Third Missions Strategy is an
important part of the role.
• To promote equality and diversity in working practices and maintain
positive working relationships.
Person Specification
Essential Criteria
1. PhD in Psychology or a Behavioural Science
2. A publication record commensurate with a high level of research
performance and stage of career, and suitable for inclusion in the REF
3. Evidence of research capability and competence in the field of
psychology compatible with the aspirations and facilities of the
4. High level of written and oral communication skills and inter-personal skills
5. An understanding of research funding mechanisms and processes and
the capacity to contribute to research grant capture.
6. The ability to teach the core BPS curriculum areas and to
contribute to UG teaching in the Department of Psychology and the
College of Human and Health Sciences
7. Evidence of making a contribution in a research team and the
ability to collaborate at different levels across organisations
8. Evidence of a commitment to continuous professional development
9. Evidence of ability to supervise postgraduate research students to
the completion of their degrees
10. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and collegially in
research, administration and teaching teams.
11. Experience of teaching and supervision at UG and PG levels

Desirable Criteria
12. Competence in clinical psychology, health psychology, clinical
neuropsychology and/or neuroscience techniques, and/or techniques in
any other area of psychology
13. The ability to teach subjects relevant to the MSc in Abnormal and
Clinical Psychology, and/or the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, and/or
the MSc in Research Methods in Psychology
14. The ability to use innovative teaching methods including e-learning
15. The ability to teach subjects relevant to MSc courses in the
College of Human and Health Sciences
16. Professional qualification and practice experience in clinical
psychology, or health psychology, or clinical neuropsychology

Variable Essential Criteria which will differentiate between Lecturer
and Senior Lecturer appointment

Strong publication record
For appointment at:
Lecturer: applicants should have a national reputation for their
research, and must demonstrate a substantial record of regular
publications, which will contribute to the School’s research profile
Senior Lecturer: applicants must demonstrate a record of regular
publications at the REF 3* (internationally excellent) level which
will contribute to the Department’s REF submission.

Track record of successful grant applications
For appointment at:
Lecturer: Applicants should demonstrate experience of identifying
sources of funding and securing funds to support their scholarly
Senior Lecturer: applicants should demonstrate successful securing of
funds to support their research activities

Track record of leadership
For appointment at:
Senior Lecturer: applicants should demonstrate leadership at the level
of module and course delivery, and in leading research teams that
result in high quality publications.

Candidates invited for interview will be required to provide a
presentation to the panel as part of the selection process.
In the RAE 2008 the Department of Psychology was judged to have 5% of
our research world leading (4*), 30% Internationally excellent (3*)
and 45% Internationally recognised (2*). The RAE panel judged that our
strengths were ‘cognition and perception, health and clinical, and
neuroscience.’ The Department is expanding Postgraduate Taught Masters
provision and research in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, and, as
part of the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, is expanding
PGTM provision and research in neuroscience, including EEG/ERP and
brain imaging techniques, including fMRI. We are also expanding our
clinical and health PGTM provision.

The Institution

Swansea is a research-led university at the forefront of academic and
scientific discovery, and pertinent to this role is that clinical
research and neuroscience are major strengths of the University.
Recent surveys and league tables have consistently placed Swansea
among the top 20 Universities in the UK for teaching quality and
student satisfaction. The results reflect the University’s aim to
deliver an outstanding student experience alongside teaching of the
highest quality that produces graduates equipped for exceptional
personal and professional achievement.

The College

The Department of Psychology is part of the College of Human and
Health Sciences, which is the largest provider of health care
education in Wales, providing an exciting and dynamic environment in
which to study and further an academic or professional career. The
College’s mission is to conduct high quality international research
that meets the needs of the people of south-west Wales and beyond. The
College has approximately 4000 students offering undergraduate
degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, stand-alone
modules, Masters, MPhil, PhD and DProf programmes.

We are an equal opportunity employer aiming for diversity in our workforce.
Informal enquiries contact details
Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be directed to the Head of
Department, Professor Mark Blagrove. Email: M.T.Blagrove@Swansea.ac.uk
Telephone: 01792 295586.
Terms and Conditions of employment
This is a permanent position and the salary will be on either the
Grade 9 salary scale for Lecturers (Teaching and Research) or Grade 10
for Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research), against the benchmark
profile for this grade depending on the Academic profile which best
matches your experience and achievements, together with USS benefits.
It may be necessary for these duties to be varied from time to time
within the grade definition. The relevant profiles are attached for

Grade 9 http://www.swan.ac.uk/media/Media,18313,en.pdf
Grade 10http://www.swan.ac.uk/media/Media,18314,en.pdf

Hours: 35 per week. (This is a full time post but applications from
individuals seeking part time, job share or flexible working
arrangements are welcome)

Annual leave:31 days per annum plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

The appointment is subject to the General Terms of Appointment for
Academic Staff set out in the attached: