Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Coffs Harbour/Gold Coast, Australia
13 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type

Multiple Opportunities

  • Full-time or part-time, continuing opportunities in an expanding Psychology discipline
  • Remuneration package up to $166,761 per annum, including 17% employer superannuation
  • Option of Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast location, relocation support available

About the role

The Faculty of Health provides an exciting and innovative learning environment working with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements. The Faculty is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of client care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles and working with Indigenous colleagues to develop culturally appropriate models of care. The Faculty offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including nursing, midwifery, social work, community welfare, biomedical science, clinical exercise physiology, diabetes education and management, naturopathic medicine, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, and sport and exercise science.

Southern Cross University is inviting applications for the opportunity to join our successful team teaching into one of Australia’s leading psychology programs.

We have two full-time equivalent Senior Lecturer/Lecturer opportunities available. The Senior Lecturer/Lecturers in Psychology will undertake student centred teaching practice and contribute to the research and/or scholarship of teaching profile of the Faculty. The successful candidate can negotiate a part-time or full-time appointment. These positions are available at Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour locations, with both regions offering the very best of an Australian coastal lifestyle. Generous relocation support is available for the successful candidates if relocating to one of these regions.

Senior Lecturer – A remuneration package of up to $166,761 per annum is offered for a Senior Lecturer appointment, inclusive of base salary $123,900-$142,531 per annum and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. Pro-rata for part-time appointments.

Lecturer – A remuneration package of up to $140,609 per annum is offered for a Senior Lecturer appointment, inclusive of base salary $101,544-$120,179 per annum and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. Pro-rata for part-time appointments.

About you

Applications are invited from Psychology academics with demonstrated excellence in teaching in a university setting. You will have a genuine passion for maximising graduate outcomes and enhancing the success of our programs. In addition, you will possess a track record in research or teaching scholarship relevant to level and academic profile. It is desirable but not essential that your track record includes publications in highly ranked journals, and supervision of honours/higher degree research candidates.

​Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Psychologist is desirable but not essential.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

About us

Southern Cross University is powered by passion to deliver the best learning, teaching and research possible. Our graduates stride a global stage with confidence as proud alumni. Working at Southern Cross combines a rare privilege of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. Independent benchmarks place Southern Cross at the forefront of its key research areas, student experience and graduate salaries, largely due to the tireless collaboration to create something special across our communities of the Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and online.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further professional development.

Applicant information

Job applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or must currently hold a visa with ongoing work rights in Australia. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ.

Contact for further information

For more information about the opportunities, please contact:

Name: Associate Professor Christian Swann, Chair of Discipline, Human Sciences.

Phone: 02 66593063
Email: christian.swann@scu.edu.au

For more information about the application process, please visit our website or contact:

HR Services
(02) 6620 3667

Useful links

Faculty of Health
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Applications close at 9:00 am AEST on Tuesday, 15 February 2021 and must be submitted through the online portal.

Use the position description link below to access further information about the selection criteria for this role. You will need to submit complete responses to the selection criteria with your application, including providing examples where relevant. Please prepare these and submit each response when prompted in your online application submission.

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