Associate Professor in Psychology, School of Psychology

Sydney, Australia
25 Feb 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, ongoing Position
  • Bankstown Campus

About Western

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, over 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above. The University’s clear mission is to create thriving communities by producing successful graduates and impactful research with a clear mission to create thriving communities by producing successful graduates and impactful research, driven by four values of boldness, integrity, fairness and excellence.

The School of Psychology is at the forefront of excellence in research, teaching, and clinical training and is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and top 150 universities internationally, recognised as performing above world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. The School is committed to the provision of clinical services, quality research, student learning and retention with a focus on providing students with clear professional pathways that prepare them as job-ready graduates. The School has a focus to develop a cohesive and diverse educational offering that incorporates specialised areas of practice; that enable professional recognition and employability in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

About You and the Role

The School of Psychology is seeking to recruit an Associate Professor in Psychology with an extensive strategic leadership background in teaching and learning and student experience, contemporary approaches to curriculum development and innovative educational delivery models, comprehensive experience in the accreditation of psychology programs, and in the higher education sector, including the Higher Education Standards Framework. A working knowledge of interprofessional education in the health context is desirable.

The Associate Professor will be expected to make a substantial leadership contribution to:

  • The teaching of psychology, curriculum development and quality improvement.
  • The research direction of the School, including regular publication in high impact national and international journals and the acquisition of competitive external research funding.
  • The supervision of coursework, honours, masters and higher degree research students.
  • The administration and development of psychology programs.
  • Leadership and contribution to a positive and inclusive work culture

The position is based at the Bankstown campus but multi-campus activities requiring travel between campuses may be required.

Benefits and Perks

Remuneration Package: Academic Level D $182,212 to $200,131 p.a. (comprising Salary of $154,391 to $169,706 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

  • 17% Superannuation contributions
  • Salary Packaging options and a range of other benefits

For further information on this position, please read the attached Position Description.

Position Enquiries: Professor Tanya Meade, Dean, School of Psychology, email

Recruitment Enquiries: The Recruitment Team can be contacted 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday via email

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Sunday 13 March 2022

To be eligible for this position you must provide evidence of your Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency at time of application.

Please note, if successful in obtaining this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are double vaccinated against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with the University’s requirements to attend campus.

To Apply:

Please note: all applications must be received through the career portal to be considered for this position