Associate Professor in Autism Research

University College London

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Professional Expertise
School of Education (B16)
Working Pattern
Full time
£63,921 – £69,414
Contract Type
Working Type
Hybrid (20% – 80% on site)
Available for Secondment
Closing Date

IOE is UCL Faculty of Education and Society.

Founded in 1902, IOE has been shaping policy and helping government, organisations and individuals navigate a changing society for the last 120 years. We embrace collaboration and excellence to create a future that is inclusive and just, and have been ranked number one for education every year since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The Department of Psychology and Human Development brings together staff with research and teaching interests in psychological approaches to learning, development and teaching from early childhood to adulthood. Our staff specialise in research on learning, development and teaching in formal and informal settings, such as schools and homes, and contribute to understanding of and provision for children and adults with special educational needs. Further information about PHD can be found on the IOE website: click here .

You will be based within a vibrant research team at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE). CRAE’s mission is to enhance the lives of autistic people and their families by improving the research evidence for effective interventions, education and outcomes (see for further information).

We are now seeking an exceptional candidate for the post of Associate Professor in autism research, with particular responsibility for community engagement.

You will work closely with the Director of CRAE to continue the Centre’s excellence in scientific research and public engagement, and its ongoing funding and support.

With a PhD in Psychology, Special Education, or a related area of study, you will also have evidence of scholarship in the field, including work of international profile, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.

This post is available from 18th March 2024.

For further information please contact: Dr Anna Remington [email protected]

Due to the nature of the duties, this post requires a DBS check.

Your application form should address all the person specification points and should clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each of the criteria.

It is important that the criteria are clearly numbered and that you provide a response to each one.

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday: 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days

(pro rata for part time staff)

  • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Immigration loan
  • Relocation scheme for certain posts
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

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As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

Our faculty holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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