Lecturer, Counselling

Melbourne, Australia
May 05, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jun 03, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment 
Remuneration: $101,130 - $120,093 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

The Faculty of Education is internationally recognised for excellence in research, teaching and service. Operating across two campuses in metropolitan Melbourne, we offer a diverse and innovative curriculum that responds to international and local community needs, producing graduates who lead professional practice, public debate, policy and community action around the world. 

Among our programs are undergraduate and masters teacher education degrees in early childhood, primary, and secondary education and a wide range of postgraduate coursework and research degrees in education, counselling, psychology and educational and organisational leadership. 

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Education, Monash University has a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are a large, comprehensive and diverse faculty, ranked number 1 in Australia and 12th in the world for education*.

We’re committed to the lifelong learning of not only our graduates, but capacity building of the broader intellectual education community, including our alumni, research partners, industry professionals and policy makers in Australia and across the globe. Our research is designed to tackle the big issues in education, psychology and counselling. We have a deep commitment to social justice and fostering sustainable futures. We identify critical challenges in education and produce research, evidence and ideas that shape the future. We generate evidence and insights that improve the mental health and wellbeing of our community.

We are based at two Australian campuses - Clayton and Peninsula. Each campus features state of the art, innovative learning and work spaces. Our work and reputation extends beyond Australian borders. We offer offshore teaching in Singapore and Hong Kong and many of our students embark on international placement opportunities across the globe. 

Monash Education has an opportunity for a Lecturer - Counselling to join our high-performing team. As a Lecturer, you will play a key role in shaping the future of counselling and how to educate and support healthy communities, address health inequities, and promote mentally healthy lifestyles. 

This is a great opportunity to draw on, and contribute to, best practice and the research base on how to develop responsive, inclusive, ethical and socially just practice in counselling, in the context of societies and communities becoming super-diverse. You will have the opportunity to explore and improve, through educational research, how education contributes to living justly and sustainably now and into the future. 

*Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019 and QS Subject rankings, 2020.

About YOU!

To be considered for this role, you will have demonstrated capability in teaching in areas of Counselling with experience in online and blended teaching. This is an opportunity to contribute positively and significantly to the Faculty’s strategy research priorities. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD and significant experience in counselling or psychology
  • Eligibility for membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Strong track record of teaching experience and demonstrable experience in achieving improved learning outcomes over sustained periods
  • An established and relevant research base to draw upon 

Why Monash?

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high quality research environment.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that respects and embraces differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders. 

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


Dr Lefteris Patlamazoglou, Faculty of Education +61 3 9902 4882

Position Description

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Closing Date

Thursday 3 June 2021, 11:55 pm AEST