Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology (Child/Adolescent)

Adelaide, Australia
$146,208 - $160,854 p.a.
17 Feb 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Position Summary

Continuing | Full-Time

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level D

Salary Range:
$146,208 - $160,854 p.a.

Reporting to:
Dean (People & Resources) or Delegate
College of Education, Psychology & Social Work

The Associate Professor will be a senior member of the academic staff in Psychology in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. In addition to leading quality research endeavours, the incumbent will contribute to teaching and administration within the Clinical Psychology programme, in particular, in the area of child intervention and assessment, and may be involved in placement education. Teaching in other areas of Psychology (e.g., the Professional Masters program, undergraduate program) is also likely.

The incumbent will be required to provide leadership in strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved research outcomes and/or teaching and learning for the University.

The incumbent will be involved in leading high-quality research, including attracting competitive research grants and other sources of funding, publishing manuscripts in high impact journals, mentoring of early-career researchers and supervision of research higher degree students.

The incumbent may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College or other Colleges, where appropriate.

The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day-to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University's policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology is accountable for:

  • Providing sustained leadership in teaching programs, primarily within Psychology.
  • Making an outstanding high quality personal contribution to research and community service through original and innovative contributions, obtaining competitive research grants from outside the University and sustained publications within high quality publications.
  • Playing a significant leadership role in the College/University and make a significant contribution to leadership at the national and/or international level within Psychology.
  • Provide leadership in inspiring innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience.
  • Undertake active leadership in ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition, mentoring and developing early career researchers, supervision of students undertaking complex WIL, Honours and/or Research Higher Degrees, and deliver high quality presentations that align with the College areas of research strength and focus.
  • Provide leadership in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.
  • Coordinating the activities of the Clinical Psychology teaching programmes and leading, supervising and participate in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.
  • Developing, establishing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations, nationally and/or internationally.
  • Providing leadership to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required. A current driver’s licence is also required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD in Psychology.
  • Evidence of current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.*
  • Evidence of endorsement in the approved area of practice - clinical psychology - with the Psychology Board of Australia.*
  • Evidence of approved supervisor status with the Psychology Board of Australia in our accredited psychology higher degree programs, in particular, the clinical psychology programs.*
  • Demonstrated evidence of an active track record of teaching expertise in interventions and assessment in Clinical Child and/or Adolescent Psychology at a tertiary level,
  • Demonstrated evidence of innovation in teaching to support students in order to maximise their learning.
  • Evidence of educational leadership relevant to teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrated experience leading innovation and inspiring excellence amongst colleagues.
  • Experience in curriculum development and teaching methodology for topics and programs of study, including reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrated experience with engaging and developing flexible methods to deliver teaching programs such as through e-learning platforms and other communications technologies
  • An established international reputation in research in an area aligned with the College’s research strengths evidenced by sustained high quality publications and leadership of several competitive large external grants.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the supervision of honours and research higher degree students.
  • Demonstrated contribution to the discipline and/or profession within a relevant external professional domain and within a wider community context at local, national and international level.
  • A demonstrated strong track record of establishing effective research collaborations with external national and international partners.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated evidence of the ability to develop, establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Child psychometric/educational assessment teaching experience (Strongly Desirable)
  • Demonstrated research into clinical areas that align with existing strengths of Psychology at Flinders (e.g., anxiety, autism, eating disorders, trauma) or in other strategic areas of mental health (e.g., depression or suicide). (Desirable)

*Applicants who may not currently meet these criteria (e.g., international applicants) may be considered if the appointment committee determines that the applicant’s qualifications and experience will allow these criteria to be met on application to the Psychology Board of Australia.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment:

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

30 Mar 2022