Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Factors

Perth, Australia
11 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

School of Psychological Science

  • Tenurable teaching and research appointment
  • Full time or part-time work in a job share capacity is available
  • Salary range:  Level B $97,310 - $115,350 p.a. or Level C $118,957 - $137,000 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The School of Psychological Science have been recognised internationally, with Psychology at UWA ranked in the top 100 in both the QS World University rankings by subject, and in the recent ARWU rankings. UWA has received the highest rating (5: well above world standards) for Psychology in each of the three rounds of the national Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations: an achievement matched by only one other Australian university.

These rankings reflect the quality of the staff in the School, our strong undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the School’s capacity to attract substantial research grant funding and the high citation rates of our publications, particularly in Applied Psychology (e.g. Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Human Factors, Clinical, Health, and Neuropsychology). 

The Human Factors group is aligned with the UWA Industrial and Organisational and the new Master of Business Psychology postgraduate programmes. There is substantial collaboration between Psychology and Engineering, Medicine, and the Management and Organisations group in the UWA Business School, which brings critical mass to research in the Human Factors area within the University.

The University regards Human Factors as a significant strategic growth area due to the high demands for both laboratory and field research to be conducted in workplaces such as technical industries, the defence sectors, and healthcare institutions.

About the opportunity

In this position, you will have responsibility for building on the School’s strengths in Human Factors, in association with the broad disciplines of industrial and organisational psychology, business, and/or our other research strengths. The role includes teaching in Human Factors, or a related field, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, including supervising research students at Honours and postgraduate levels.

If appropriate, the role will include helping to supervise placement students in one or more of the Applied Psychology master programs. You will be expected to play a significant part in further developing the international research reputation of the School especially in Human Factors. The role carries the expectation that the individual will attract research funds and develop collaborations with researchers within and outside the School. The appointee will also play a key role in the development of research-led teaching and evidence-based practice in Human Factors, or related fields.

To be considered for this position, you will hold a PhD in Psychology, preferably in an area relevant to Human Factors, a good track record in human factors research with publication outputs in high quality journals, high quality teaching ability and student supervision experience. You will have a collegiate attitude and commitment to working with diverse groups both internally with university colleagues and externally with industry and government personnel.

For more information regarding the position or a confidential discussion, please contact:

  • Professor Romola Bucks, Head of School, Psychological Science, email: Romola.Bucks@uwa.edu.au 
  • A/Professor Shayne Loft, Deputy Head of School, Psychological Science, email: Shayne.Loft@uwa.edu.au

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria. You are encouraged to supply a curriculum vitae or academic portfolio in support of your application.

Closing date: Sunday, 14 October 2018

This position is open to international applicants.

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please note, short-listed applicants will be invited to undertake selection activities between mid to late November 2018, which will include presenting colloquia and meetings with the selection committee members and other key senior staff and stakeholders.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.