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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology Supervisor

Joondalup / Wanneroo, Australia
$110,065 to $118,052 pa (ALEVB) or $134,035 to $154,013 pa (ALEVC)
Closing date
8 Dec 2023
  • $110,065 to $118,052 pa (ALEVB) or $134,035 to $154,013 pa (ALEVC)


Do you see yourself involved in the supervision and teaching of the next generation of psychologists? This senior clinical supervisor role at ECU is the job for you.

About you and the role

We are looking for a passionate psychology educator with great skills in student clinical supervision and the ability also to teach in classroom settings to continue ECU’s great reputation for producing outstanding psychology graduates. As senior clinical supervisor you will have primary responsibility for the day-to-date supervision of students, working with colleagues also engaged in supervision on a casual basis. We value your own commitment to maintaining a psychological practice with a fractional appointment available via negotiation to ensure the best fit between your needs and ours; the level of appointment (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) will be determined based on the experience and skills of the successful candidate. Depending on the applications received there may be more than one part-time appointment available.

You will mainly be providing supervision to postgraduate psychology students undertaking placements at our Psychological Services Centre (PSC) located in Wanneroo, while also contributing to the teaching of these students in preparatory classes at our Joondalup Campus. You will report to the Director, PSC and have close working relationships to the course coordinators of our various psychology postgraduate degrees and the School’s Work-Integrated Learning team who support placement operations. You can expect a positive collegial work environment and should be a great team player who is able to balance the needs of individual students, colleagues, and yourself within a university context that embraces links with industry and community. We see this role as providing career opportunities to develop a more senior academic role with a focus on clinical education in the years ahead.

Selection criteria

To be considered for this position, you will need to meet current registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia with an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology with no conditions, undertakings, or reprimands; have current Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor Status, with approval to supervise provisional psychologists during an accredited higher degree program; and recent experience in supervising provisionally registered psychologists. 

You will need to demonstrate, based on past achievement and potential for future development, that you can:

  1. supervise effectively for the clinical and professional training of psychologists;
  2. teach with a student-centred approach that facilitates successful learning;
  3. engage with industry and community to achieve excellence in clinical education;
  4. develop and implement innovations that improve clinical psychology education;
  5. exercise scholarly leadership consistent with your level of appointment; and
  6. work productively and collegially to achieve the goals of the school and university.

It is desirable, but not essential, that you also have either a Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctor of Psychology qualification.

You will be expected to demonstrate personal attributes congruent with the University’s values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry, personal excellence, and courage.

About the School and the University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a young and progressive university with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching. ECU has been rated the maximum of five stars for teaching quality by their graduates for 14 years in a row, making ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve such a consistently high rating. ECU’s reputation for teaching quality and student experience has been built on the productive relationships they have with their students, industry, communities, and alumni- sharing knowledge for the benefit of all.

The School of Arts and Humanities (SAH) is one of the largest at ECU with many diverse disciplines arranged into three main clusters: Creative Humanities; Psychology, Counselling and Criminology; and Social Sciences, Social Work, and Youth Work. SAH has more than 100 academic and professional staff and boasts strong on -campus and online courses and excellent research programs, particularly relating to social care, mental health, and creative production. The diversity of the school is a strength, enabling interdisciplinary innovation, a sustainable financial platform, and many opportunities for collaborations with industry and community. The school operates across four campuses, including our new Sri Lanka Campus.

This appointment will be part of the Professional Psychology group within Psychology, Counselling and Criminology, located on our Joondalup campus. The focus of the work to be performed is at the long-established Psychological Services Centre within ECU’s Health Centre in Wanneroo. The school is also now developing a Counselling Clinic in Yanchep to begin training our post graduate Counselling and Psychotherapy students in 2024. This Clinic may, in time, come to include psychology students. The Professional Psychology group works closely with the Academic Psychology group as part of an integrated program of education across all four APAC levels.

Benefits and remuneration

This position provides a full-time salary of either $110,065 to 130,045 pa (Level B) or $134,035 to $154,013 pa (Level C) (or pro rata for part-time) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

More information

You are encouraged to contact Prof Julie Ann Pooley ( to discuss the role and your application and learn more about the exciting opportunities ahead in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University. 

You are also encouraged to read the school’s Statement of Purpose, Principles, and Ambition for more information. 

Application process

Your application is in two parts. The first part is a statement (maximum 4 pages) that clearly demonstrates your suitability for the role and the difference you will make for the school if appointed. You should highlight key examples of your experience and your capabilities: you do not need to address each point in turn so long as all the criteria are covered.

The second part is a detailed curriculum vitae, including summaries of your prior roles and achievements. Please include details for three referees including your current supervisor / manager (we will not contact referees without your approval). A covering letter is not needed.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Friday 8th December 2023 at 11:30 pm AWST

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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