Professor of Psychology

Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast
$187,501 plus 17% superannuation
25 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Position: Professor of Psychology          
Work Area: School of Health and Behavioural Sciences                
Level: E
Classification: Full-time, ongoing 
Salary Range: $187,501 p.a + 17% superannuation

The University

USC is one of the world’s top 150 young universities, and at just over 20 years of age have already established ourselves on the world stage. We are one of Australia’s fastest growing regional universities and have proudly opened the doors this year to our newest success story, Moreton Bay campus. As we’ve grown, we’ve increased access to education in new geographic regions, and created new opportunities and experiences for communities who haven’t had them before. We’re renowned for our personal approach to teaching, whether it’s in class or out and about on campus, which is why we’re consistently rated one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality.

The Location 

The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s prime tourist destinations as well as a great place to live, offering a relaxed lifestyle centred around pristine white-sand beaches, stunning hinterland and subtropical forests and plenty of sunshine. USC’s flagship campus is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast with multiple campuses in the region from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast.

USC’s Sunshine Coast campus is the university’s flagship campus – a modern, award winning campus set on 100 hectares of flora and fauna reserve and featuring some of Australia’s most innovative learning and visualisation facilities. 

USC is all about opportunity.  Whether it’ practical work experience or the chance to pursue your passion, to connect with your community, USC offers you opportunities, everywhere. 

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC. 

Why Work at USC?

USC is a university founded by our community, based on the belief that opportunity is everywhere.

We’re a young ambitious university, not limited by tradition or old ways of thinking. 

With annual growth in enrolments exceeding targets and research rated as exceeding world standard in many fields, we are an exciting, vibrant organisation.

We are committed to – and ambitious for – our regions. We want to make our region a better place. With campuses at Sippy Downs, Gympie, Fraser Coast, Caboolture, and Moreton Bay, our footprint extends the entire Sunshine Coast corridor.

We are consistently rated one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience. This is because every student matters to us.

We embrace innovative blended learning delivery that mixes face-to-face and online modes. This enables flexible work arrangements where you have the ability to work on or off campus as needed. 

We are a university with plans to grow - you can grow with us and we can provide academic leadership programs to help you get there.

 You can work with collaborative Heads of School who celebrate your teaching and support your research.

We are revamping the provision of our academic services to provide centralised and increased support for your teaching, research and HDR administration – so you can focus on what you really want to do!

We have campuses in amazing locations. 

Come join our team of world class academics and make a contribution to the education of our community while also building and extending your career in this fresh environment.

We see opportunity everywhere.  If you see it in yourself, come work with us.

The Opportunity

The School is seeking to recruit and appoint an inspirational academic at professor level to join our dynamic team of community-focused and dedicated scholars.  The successful applicant will be an outstanding scholar who brings an established research agenda, a credible national and international research profile, a track record of quality publications and leadership in attaining and managing research grant funding. Professors are expected to provide intellectual leadership and a significant contribution to the teaching, research and profile of the university.  


As a Senior leader in the School, the Professor would be required to have completed a doctoral qualification in a relevant field and have extensive experience as an academic leader.   The Professor will have a demonstrated capacity to engage effectively with local, national and international industry and to identify and develop opportunities for partnerships.

Specific requirements: 

  • A clear and coherent research program with a strong track record of active, sustained and productive engagement in high quality research 
  • Research leadership with effective mentoring to develop the research capability of Mid- and Early Career Researchers
  • Effectiveness in teaching and educational innovation
  • Participation and success in academic administrative functions 

USC is committed to creating a work and study environment that values diversity, facilitates equitable access and full participation.

Contact for further information

Professor John Lowe
Head, School of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Telephone: + 61 7 5456 5030

Closing Date

Midnight, Monday 11 January 2021

To Apply 

To apply please click the Apply button.