Lecturer in Psychology

Location
Townsville, Australia
Posted
08 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Ref
16710
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Overview

The position requires an academic staff member who will strengthen the Discipline of Psychology by pursuing scholarship and contributing to research, teaching, research supervision and administration. The appointee will be required to teach in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, conduct independent research activity, and perform academic and service tasks as directed. The appointee will have teaching experience in any or several of the areas relative to undergraduate psychology including research methodology, statistical analysis, psychometric assessment and behavioural/cognitive neuroscience. 

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

The Division of Tropical Health and Medicine encompasses human and animal health professional areas and related biomedical science disciplines. The Division has a particular focus on the health of rural, remote and Indigenous Australian communities and tropical medicine.

The Colleges of the Division include:

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

College of Healthcare Sciences

As part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Veterinary Science, Biomedicine and Molecular and Cell Biology. Working in a collaborative leadership model with the Office of the Division, the other Colleges and the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences contributes to advancing the strategic agenda and to strengthening partnerships and engagement

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Healthcare Sciences

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Conduct undergraduate and postgraduate teaching including the delivery of lectures and tutorial classes and the preparation of teaching materials.
  2. Conduct supervision of the program of study of honors students or of postgraduate students engaged in research activity.
  3. Marking of examination papers and other assessment tasks.
  4. Initiation and development of course material, including the use and development of new teaching technologies.
  5. Consultation with students and academic advising.
  6. Conduct independent research activity.
  7. A range of administrative functions the majority of which are connected with the subjects in which the academic teaches.
  8. Participation in administrative service to the College and Division as requested by the Dean of College, including membership of relevant committees.
  9. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  11. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.

  1. The Lecturer - Psychology is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Lecturer - Psychology is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Lecturer - Psychology is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.

Special Conditions

  • It is a requirement of this position that the appointee may be asked to undertake duties on other campuses of JCU.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.

Essential

  1. PhD in Psychology.
  2. Demonstrated capacity for high quality teaching and supervision in any of the areas of research methods, statistical analysis, psychometric assessment and behavioural/cognitive neuroscience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Stronger applicants will have diverse experience in a wide range of subject areas.
  3. Record of research achievement relative to opportunity.
  4. Demonstrated potential to attract research funding and a record of engagement with community stakeholders.
  5. Understanding of equity and diversity principles; knowledge of occupational health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant training.
  6. Demonstrated ability to successfully supervise research students at an honours or postgraduate level.