Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Canberra, Australia
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary Package: $98,009 - $111,365 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term (3 year)

ANU conducts research and provides education of the highest international standard. The ANU is ranked as one of the top universities worldwide. Psychology at ANU holds the top ERA score of 5 for research (Excellence in Research for Australia 2015). The Research School of Psychology is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and supervision of research/clinical students across all areas of psychology.

This is a 3-year Fixed Term, Level B, full-time research and teaching position with the possibility of conversion subsequently, subject to performance and availability of funds. We seek an appointee who has expertise in cognitive psychology. Cognitive Psychology is a research strength within RSP, with six academic staff members across all career stages specialising in this area. Their research interests include, but are not limited to visual attention and perceptual processing encompassing face perception, object and motion perception, the interplay between emotion and attention, particularly in clinical groups, the attentional breadth and its cognitive consequences, and attentional flexibility.

Collectively, members of this research group have contributed a total of $23.5 million in external grant funding, the group has amassed a total of >16,500 citations for their work, and have more than 50 high-citation (>100 citations per paper) papers.

The group regularly collaborate on research, grants, and student supervision. This group includes senior staff members such as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, providing excellent opportunities for mentoring of early-career academics. Altogether, this amounts to a vibrant intellectual research environment.

The physical resources include two School EyeLink eye trackers, an EEG and Psychophysiology laboratory, and numerous behavioural testing suites. This position will make a contribution to the School’s teaching at Southwest University in China.

You will be joining an internationally recognised leading team of academics with a focus on achieving excellence in research and teaching. The School comprises academics working across all major areas of psychology including cognitive, clinical, health, developmental and social psychology. A full list of current academic staff and their research interests can be found at: http://psychology.anu.edu.au/.

This position will contribute to the strategic goals of RSP through excellence in research and other professional activities.  RSP offers a friendly and collaborative work environment, excellent access to research equipment and software, access to excellent quality honours and postgraduate students, and mentoring and support for junior academics to develop a successful career.

ANU offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, a relocation allowance, generous superannuation, salary-packaging arrangements including child care, and the potential to support dual-career arrangements. 

For more information, please contact Professor Paul Martin, Director, RSP on paul.martin1@anu.edu.au or via telephone on +61 2 6125 3974 or +61 2 6125 2796.

Closing Date: 15 November 2018

Position description: Lecturer_RSPH_Level B_PD.pdf

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A brief cover letter indicating the area/s of teaching to which you can contribute and your areas of research expertise.
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Three publications indicative of your program of research.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.