Lecturer, Psychology, Academic Level A/B

Magill, Australia
19 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Based in UniSA Justice and Society at the Magill campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $72,218 (Level A), $101,784 (Level B) per annum (plus 17% super)

About the Role

We have an opportunity for an academic Lecturer in Psychology to join the team based in UniSA Justice & Society. This position is primarily focussed on the development, delivery, and coordination of courses within the Academic Unit’s postgraduate Master of Psychology (Clinical) program and undergraduate Psychology programs. You will contribute to program and course curriculum and continuous improvement in teaching practice across the Academic Unit to deliver high-quality teaching.

This position will contribute independently and as part of a team to support the teaching and scholarship outcomes of the Academic Unit, whilst participating in activities to maintain your scholarly, research and professional activities.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

About UniSA Justice & Society

Developing new knowledge and multi-disciplinary solutions to some of society’s most pressing issues, UniSA Justice & Society offers a wide range of programs and conducts world-class research in the fields of law, psychology, social work, human services and social sciences. UniSA Justice & Society is also home to the Australian Centre for Child Protection, Australia’s premier research centre focused on the development of new solutions and approaches to the critical problem of child abuse and neglect.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver courses on campus, online and via blended learning
  • Research and develop innovative teaching methods that support student learning and engagement
  • Supervisor of the UniSA Psychology Clinic, responding to students in a professional and timely manner on academic advice
  • Undertake course coordination whilst working with administrative staff to ensure the smooth administrative operation of the courses
  • Contribute to research activities by securing external funding and building a research portfolio that actively raises the profile of the Academic Unit
  • Contribute to research and scholarly activity, which results in quality publications and/or non-traditional research outcomes.

Essential Skills and Experience

Level A

  • Post graduate qualifications aligned with psychology, and/or psychology experience together with eligibility for membership with the Australian Psychological Society
  • Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia with endorsement in clinical psychology
  • Ability to undertake a range of teaching duties including the preparation of appropriate teaching materials and resources and the ability to actively engage and educate a student group
  • Have a passion for teaching and a commitment to continual development and improving performance

Level B

  • PhD qualification in Psychology, together with membership or eligibility for membership with the Australian Psychological Society
  • Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as an approved supervisor of provisional psychologists undertaking the higher degree pathway along with experience in supervising psychologists providing service to children
  • Demonstrated expertise in child psychological assessment and related psychopathological interventions
  • Proven ability to develop training and course materials in addition to scholarly publications, along with the ability to deliver presentations at seminars/conferences
  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement of high quality, teaching and learning outcomes


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Sara Heidrich, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 3814.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Thursday 17 February 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email recruitment@unisa.edu.au and you will receive a response within one working day.

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