Lecturer, Psychology

Melbourne, Australia
Monday, 18 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 8 December 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role and you

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences aims to provide globally recognised practical, relevant, and innovative programs, research and industry training. The discipline of Psychology offers programs that prepare students for employment in diverse and complex healthcare environments as the teaching is underpinned by a culture of academic excellence, advanced research, clinical practice and strong community partnerships.

To help to support this aim we require passionate and clinically-experienced staff that will prepare and deliver tutorials classes. We welcome expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to register their interest to teach and/or mark on a casual basis within the School.

Tutorial classes are delivered at both our City and Bundoora campuses Monday to Friday.

The volume, nature and availability of sessional teaching will vary based on the needs of the School including course offerings, timetabling and student demand.

What we need from you:

  • Minimum APAC-Accredited 4-year sequence.
  • Evidence of teaching ability and the capacity to engage students in an enthusiastic, concise, engaging and informative manner;
  • Demonstrable ability to grade student assessment and provide appropriate feedback;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of requisite content, psychological research, and writing skills for course/s taught within Undergraduate Psychology programs;
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including both written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

Were proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa- a "commitment to share" - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

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Please upload a cover letter addressing the essential criteria, a copy of your resume and a transcript of your qualifications.

For further information, please contact: shbs.casuals@rmit.edu.au

Further information regarding RMITs Psychology programs please choose from the following links:

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.