Lecturer, Psychology

Perth, Australia
12 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • $101,079 - $119,738 plus 17% superannuation
  • 3 positions available, ideally commencing February 2021
  • Opportunity for on-going career development

Reference 645916
Lecturer, Psychology (Teaching and Research)
2 x Continuing Full-time (Commencing February 2021)
1 x 3 year Fixed Term, Full time with possibility of further extension (Commencing February 2021)

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2020), and is placed 17th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2021). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

About us

The School of Population Health is committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and research, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in the areas of psychology.

Psychology at Curtin received a 5 Star rating for teaching quality, learning resources, learner engagement, skills development and overall experience in the 2021 Good Universities Guide. For 17 (Psychology) was again rated as ‘Above World Ranking’ in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia exercise.

Your new role

Develop a world class research programme and contribute to teaching and research student supervision within your field of expertise. Applications are especially welcome from people with teaching and research expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Indigenous psychology
  • Psychological assessment
  • Adult development and ageing
  • Qualitative research
  • Learning
  • Neuroscience
  • Forensic psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Organisational psychology

You will bring to the role (selection criteria)

  • A doctoral qualification in Psychology.
  • Be eligible for membership of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Demonstrated high level teaching skill and a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching delivery.
  • A strong understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice.
  • A record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of an emerging track record in successful competitive grant applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students.
  • Demonstrated experience / capacity to undertake unit coordination.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.

Why choose Curtin?

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • A vibrant campus with gym, child care, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • Opportunity for on-going career development and opportunity to attend national and international conferences

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

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Applications close: Monday 1 February 2021, 9:00PM AWST

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process, please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au or call Tara Hallissey: 08 9266 2563.

For further information on the roles available, please contact Professor Barbara Mullan: barbara.mullan@curtin.edu.au

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

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