Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Psychology

Coffs Harbour/Gold Coast, Australia
Apr 22, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 12, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
  • Two full-time, continuing opportunities in an expanding Psychology discipline
  • Remuneration package up to $163,882 per annum. 17% employer superannuation
  • Based at our beautiful regional campus locations of Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast, relocation support available

About the role

The Faculty of Health provides an exciting and innovative learning environment working with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements. The Faculty is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of client care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles and working with Indigenous colleagues to develop culturally appropriate models of care. The Faculty offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including nursing, midwifery, social work, community welfare, biomedical science, clinical exercise physiology, diabetes education and management, naturopathic medicine, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, and sport and exercise science.

Southern Cross University is inviting applications for two opportunities to join our successful team teaching into one of Australia’s leading psychology programs (Good University’s Guide 2020 and QILT 2019). Both Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology roles will undertake student centred teaching practice and contribute to the research and/or scholarship of teaching profile of the Faculty.

Both positions will contribute primarily to the new Masters of Professional Psychology commencing in 2022.

It is intended that positions will each initially fulfil a defined role:

  1. Course Coordinator of the Masters of Professional Psychology – responsible for the leadership and administration of the Masters of Professional Psychology program.
  2. Lecturer Practitioner in the Masters of Professional Psychology – responsible for overseeing the student placement program to ensure quality placement opportunities are available.

Senior Lecturer – A remuneration package of up to $163,882 per annum is offered for a Senior Lecturer appointment, inclusive of base salary $121,696-$140,070 per annum and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. 

Lecturer - A remuneration package of up to $138,092 per annum (inclusive of base salary $99,649-$118,027 per annum and 17% employer's contribution to superannuation).

Part-time or job-share arrangements will be considered for the right candidate(s).

About you

Applications are invited from Psychology academics with demonstrated excellence in teaching Psychology or related topics in a university setting. You will have a genuine passion for maximising graduate outcomes and enhancing the success of our programs.

In addition, you will possess a track record in research or teaching scholarship relevant to level and academic profile. It is desirable but not essential that your track record includes publications in highly ranked journals, and supervision of honours/higher degree research candidates.

Applicants must hold current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Psychologist. Completion of the Psychology Board Approved Supervisor training is desirable.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

About us

Southern Cross University is powered by passion to deliver the best learning, teaching and research possible. Our graduates stride a global stage with confidence as proud alumni. Working at Southern Cross combines a rare privilege of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. Independent benchmarks place Southern Cross at the forefront of its key research areas, student experience and graduate salaries, largely due to the tireless collaboration to create something special across our communities of the Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and online.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.

Applications close at 9:00am AEST on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 and must be submitted through the online portal. To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website. The Vacancy ID is 065_03/21.