Associate Professor in Psychological Science, School of Psychology

Sydney, Australia
$190,689 to $209,441 p.a.
23 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position
  • Western's Bankstown City, Parramatta or Kingswood Campus

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred. 

About the Team

The School of Psychology is at the forefront of excellence in research, teaching, and clinical training. Psychology at WSU is recognised as performing above world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. Psychology subjects are ranked in the top 200 Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings and in the top 250 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. 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. We deliver two core undergraduate (B Psychology (Hons) and B Psychological and Social Sciences) programs and two postgraduate professional practice programs: Master of Clinical Psychology and Master of Professional Psychology.

About the Role

The School of Psychology is seeking to recruit an Associate Professor in Psychological Science with global reach and impact. The successful applicant will have extensive strategic leadership and operational management experience, supported by demonstrated experience in academic governance and leadership. The Associate Professor will be responsible for contributing substantively to the leadership of teaching, research and engagement activities as a member of the Psychology professoriate. The position holder will have particular responsibility for influencing the strategic direction of the School and will provide overarching academic leadership to manage and progress operational outcomes successfully; in a collegial and consultative work environment.

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

This is a full-time, ongoing role located at Western's Bankstown City Campus.


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer: 

  • 35 hour work week
  • 17% super contributions
  • Work from Home options
  • Access to staff benefits – e.g. fitness passports, IT equipment, other goods and services

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for further information.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level D $190,689 to $209,441 p.a. (comprising Salary of $161,573 to $177,601 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please direct specific enquiries regarding the role to Tanya Meade, Dean, School of Psychology via email

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Sunday 24 September 2023 

Immigration Sponsorship: Employer Visa sponsorship will be provided if required

How to Apply: Please use the following link to submit your application OR Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be directed to Western Sydney University’s website, to submit your application.

Please note, only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.