Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology

Melbourne, Australia
10 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-Time, ongoing position available for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
  • Salary Level at Academic Level B ($100,465 -$119,304) or C ($123,070 - 141,912) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the School

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, we undertake teaching and research across ten disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Osteopathy, Pharmacy and Psychology. Many of our programs include Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of student learning, both through placements in partner industries and through the University's student led Health Sciences Clinic located at Bundoora.

We have a strategic focus on chronic disease and integrative health care with cross-cutting themes of: Indigenous Health, Exercise & Nutrition, Ageing in Health & Disease, and Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Prognostics. The School is internationally and nationally competitive in the clinical and biomedical sciences. Research within the School is supported by modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

Details of the School can be found at:


About the role

As the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, you will make a significant contribution to the teaching of programs at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional capabilities, particularly within Clinical Psychology area.

You will be expected to:

  • Develop, engage in and lead high quality research projects that are aligned with the University's research focus areas
  • Actively promote the program by establishing and maintaining industry links and partnerships
  • Work in collaboration with fellow academics within the teaching team, and update colleagues and students on developments in their subject area or specialisation
  • As the Lecturer you may also be responsible for course coordination, and as the Senior Lecturer you may have responsibility for program management

About you

To be successful for Lecturer - level B position, you will have:

  • Ability to coordinate large courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and online, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centered learning and quality improvement, with expertise in Clinical Psychology.
  • Ability to undertake course coordination role
  • Endorsement as an AHPRA-approved Clinical supervisor
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning and ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates
  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links
  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government

To be successful for Lecturer - level C position, you will have:

  • Ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement, with expertise in Clinical Psychology
  • Ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs and support student issues related to effective learning
  • Endorsement as an AHPRA-approved Clinical supervisor
  • Emerging nationally recognised research track record in Clinical Psychology including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.
  • Experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements
  • Extensive experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage academic program teams, supporting scholarly development of less experienced academic staff
  • Understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a university
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment



  • PhD in relevant field, and
  • Endorsement as an AHPRA-approved registered clinical supervisor with expertise in paediatric clinical psychology
  • Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check

To Apply

Please submit your CV, cover letter and separately address Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Aleksandra Besia, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor at aleksandra.besia@rmit.edu.au

Applications close on Monday, 7th of February 2022.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Vaccination Requirements

The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.

As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.

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