Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology Program

Melbourne, Australia
Level D – 162,590 - $179,123 p.a. plus 17% super
12 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time/Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Salary: Level D – 162,590 - $179,123 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Bring your commitment to innovative, high-quality teaching
  • Join one of the leading schools of Psychology in Australia
  • Work alongside internationally renowned psychology researchers

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wuurang people. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences is one of six schools within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The School’s teaching is underpinned by excellence in research across a range of fields, including cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, cognitive and mathematical psychology, social and personality psychology, and clinical science.

About the Role

The School is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to serve as Director of its popular postgraduate clinical psychology program, complement and extend its research strengths, and contribute more broadly to its teaching programs. Reporting to Professor Kim Felmingham, the successful applicant will have attained recognition as a leading figure in their discipline of clinical psychology and achieved distinction at national and international levels.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership and administrative oversight of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Psychology (Clinical)/PhD programs.
  • Contributing and coordinating activities associated with the ongoing accreditation of the postgraduate clinical psychology program with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
  • Contributing to the School’s strategic planning and policy decision making processes, particularly in relation to the clinical psychology program. 
  • Providing leadership in the review and development of curriculum in the clinical psychology area.
  • Conducting research in the appointee’s area of expertise, independently and in collaboration with others.

About You

You will bring your outstanding interpersonal skills, with excellence in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external), with the capacity to nurture a collegial organisational culture based on shared values and priorities. You can evidence your successful supervision and timely completion of fourth year and postgraduate research students, as well as your success in obtaining external research funding, and building productive research collaborations.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research higher degree in Psychology.
  • Registration (or eligibility for registration) as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Registration (or eligibility for registration) as a supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victorian Health Minister. All University of Melbourne employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. Applicants must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Applications close: 21 Aug 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time