Associate Professor in Health Psychology

Wellington, New Zealand
01 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health
Kelburn Campus

  • Do you consider yourself to be an excellent researcher with a strong publication record?
  • Are you interested in joining a growing, multidisciplinary School with a team that values collaboration, innovative thinking, excellence in teaching, and critical and transformational engagement?
  • Do you have a PhD in Health Psychology and are passionate about making a real difference and are committed to the University's Treaty of Waitangi and equity obligations?

The Faculty of Health was established in 2017 to support Victoria University's vision of Improving Health and Wellbeing in our Communities. The School of Health launched the Bachelor of Health in 2018, with major subjects in Health Psychology; Population Health, Policy and Service Delivery; Health Promotion; and Health Informatics. The Master of Health began in 2019 and in 2021 we launch the new Master of Health Psychology programme.

As New Zealand's capital city university, we enjoy the benefits of New Zealand's wonderful landscape and lifestyle, contacts with Government, national research providers and a host of nearby research institutions. We are a relatively new School that prides itself on its collegiality and growing collaborations with many of New Zealand's top ranked research clusters. This role is a rare opportunity for you to develop your career at a quality institution in one of the most liveable and cleanest cities in the world.

We wish to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology. This appointment provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to teaching and research within the School of Health and the University. You will join a growing, multidisciplinary School with a team that values collaboration, innovative thinking, excellence in teaching, and critical and transformational engagement. You will ideally complement existing research concentrations in the School.

The preferred applicant will have a PhD in Psychology, a strong research and publication record, experience working in an applied psychology setting with a diverse range of people, and experience in teaching and supervision. The ideal candidate should be an active researcher who has skills and knowledge regarding professional practice in Psychology, cultural competency, and is committed to the University's Treaty of Waitangi and equity obligations.

For further information please contact Professor Antonia Lyons, School of Health, at

Please go to our careers site to view the role description

Application information

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Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.

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Applications close Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

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