Lecturer, Clinical Psychology

Townsville, Australia
22 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview

This position within the Department of Psychology’s clinical program will be principally responsible for teaching, supervision, community services and research. This position will contribute to postgraduate training in clinical psychology through the coordination, development and teaching of coursework subjects. This position will also contribute to teaching in the undergraduate program.

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Principal Accountabilities

  1. Contribute to the Department's professional and undergraduate psychology programs through teaching, research, supervision and community services.
  2. Coordinate programs and links with other allied health disciplines within the University and with health agencies in the community.
  3. Perform normal academic duties within the Department as directed by the Academic Head.
  4. Lead and conduct innovative and high impact research and produce high quality publications resulting from that research, and obtain necessary research funding from grants, contracts, and consultancies.
  5. Contribute to building a robust and ambitious research culture within Psychology.
  6. Supervise Higher Degree by Research (HDR), honours and postgraduate students.
  7. Design, coordinate and teach subjects, in the undergraduate and postgraduate clinical psychology programs, which provide high quality learning experiences that engage students.
  8. Design innovative and effective curriculum which reflects developing best practice nationally and internationally, utilising various methodologies including online and blended learning.  
  9. Provide clinical supervision for students on placement in the postgraduate clinical psychology programs using innovative best-practice methods.
  10. 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.
  11. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  12. 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, Clinical 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, Clinical 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, Clinical 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 the applicant holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a psychologist, with endorsement to practice as a clinical psychologist.
  • It is a requirement of this position that the applicant is an approved Psychology Board of Australia supervisor for postgraduate clinical psychology programs.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualifications in Psychology and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline area. 
  2. Eligibility for & commitment to membership in the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists;
  3. Training in clinical supervision accepted by the Psychology Board of Australia;
  4. Record of research publication, relative to opportunity, with appropriate evidence of quality and impact, and success in obtaining research funding from grants/contracts/consultancies.
  5. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated capacity in curriculum development at course/program level. 
  6. Experience in teaching evidence based interventions, relative to career stage; 7. Proven ability to mentor and supervise postgraduate clinical psychology students.
  7. 8. Record of successful research student supervision. 


  1. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a co-operative and collegial manner.

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