Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Education Focused

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary Level B $110K p.a. + 17% superannuation
29 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
18 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time Continuing employment with the School of Psychology
  • Opportunity to contribute a focus on teaching outcomes in Clinical Psychology
  • Base Salary Level B $110K p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Lecturer Clinical Psychology (Education Focused). This position is education-focused specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design. The successful applicant will be working within the School of Psychology, primarily in the Clinical Psychology Unit, located in the Brain & Mind Centre. The Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (Education Focused) will be required to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and evaluation within the School and will be on a trajectory towards leadership in educational design and delivery.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake independent teaching into the School's accredited teaching programs, in particular the Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP), including supervision of MCP students in the Psychology Clinic
  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the University's expectations and standards for education-focused staff
  • contribute to outstanding educational design, delivery and evaluation to improve student outcomes
  • apply knowledge of contemporary pedagogical practice to innovate education
  • set-up a research program on a clinical/mental health topic in line with the School and Psychology Clinic strategic priorities.

The School of Psychology was the first established Psychology department in Australia and is currently one of the largest and has a proud history of excellence that characterises all its research and educational activities. Sustained increases in research funding and strong enrolments have facilitated a rapid growth in our staffing and research profile.

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About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (Education Focused) who has:

  • a PhD in the area of clinical psychology or closely related discipline
  • a Postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (or international equivalent)
  • a registration as a psychologist with an Area of Practice Endorsement (AoPE) in clinical psychology, or eligibility for registration with an AoPE in clinical psychology
  • an approved supervisor status with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) or eligibility to undertake PsyBA approved supervisor training
  • proven ability, commitment, and passion for engaging in scholarly activities to inform innovative pedagogical practice
  • demonstrated capacity to stimulate, actively engage and educate an audience using a range of media
  • a deep and broad experience in teaching and learning in a tertiary environment, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • demonstrated capacity to establish a program of research.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, candidates can contact Professor Caroline Hunt, Academic Director of the Clinical Psychology Unit. If you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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Wednesday 18 May 2022 11:59 PM