Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Industrial and Organisational Psychology

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 C $118,957 - $137,000 p.a. or Level D $143,010 - $157,443 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 comprises over 40 staff who deliver a world-class research and education experience to approximately 5000 undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. The School is also responsible for the research training of over 130 PhD students, many of whom have been awarded PhD scholarships.

The School’s strengths 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.

About the opportunity

We are looking to appoint a motivated and passionate academic in the area of industrial organisational psychology. In this position, you will be expected to provide leadership into the School’s education portfolio including an active role in undergraduate and/or postgraduate education policy, curriculum development and teaching to ensure an excellent student experience. You will have the skill-set and desire to drive and lead research team and cross-disciplinary research initiatives in local, national and international arenas while developing a network of contacts to enhance the reputation of the School and the University.

To be considered for this position, you will hold a PhD qualification with a speciality in Industrial and Organisational Psychology or Organisational Behaviour. You will also have an established track record in industrial organisational psychology research with publication outputs and successful funding of applications relative to opportunity.

Experience in high quality teaching with a commitment to continuous improvement that enhances the student experience and a collegiate attitude is considered essential. The successful applicant must also be able to demonstrate evidence of strong track record in the supervision of Honours, Masters and/or PhD students and the capacity to work with diverse groups internally and externally with university colleagues, 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: 
  • A/Professor Shayne Loft, Deputy Head of School, Psychological Science, email:

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.