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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Camperdown, Australia
$118,390 - $167,221 p.a. + 17% superannuation
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

Job Details

  • 4 x full time continuing positions available, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Psychology
  • Opportunity to contribute to research and teaching in a world leading Psychology department
  • Base Salary, level B/C $118,390 - $167,221 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Psychology at the University of Sydney is seeking applications from exceptional candidates for four Lecturers and Senior Lecturers (Level B/C). The School welcomes applications from any field in Psychology, particularly those aligned to the School's existing strengths. The successful candidates will contribute to enhancing the School's research and teaching profile.

The School of Psychology consistently ranks among the best in the world. In the most recent QS World University Rankings, the School ranked in the Top 3 Psychology departments in Australia and the Top 30 in the world, with the University of Sydney ranking in the Top 20 universities in the world.

The School is one of eight in the Faculty of Science and has a global reputation for its outstanding research and teaching, with strengths in Experimental Psychology (e.g. perception, learning, cognition), Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (e.g. animal models, neural systems, computational modelling), Applied Psychology (e.g. health, coaching, social, and individual differences), and Clinical Psychology (adult and child mental health, aging/dementia, addiction). The School delivers world class education across accredited programmes at all levels; Bachelor, Honours, Master of Clinical Psychology, and Higher Degree Research tracks (PhD, MPhil) as well as a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology. The School is very well-resourced and is renowned for its supportive environment whereby success comes from collaboration and mentoring among our staff. The School is also part of several Multi-Disciplinary Initiatives (e.g. Brain & Mind Centre, Charles Perkins Centre) providing excellent opportunities to work in high impact multi-disciplinary teams.

To learn more about the School of Psychology click here.

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 individuals who meet the following selection criteria:

Lecturer who has or can demonstrate the capacity to achieve the following:

  • a PhD in Psychology or closely related discipline
  • independently conduct high quality research that builds on and/or supports the School's existing strengths, including publishing research in high quality international peer-reviewed journals
  • submit applications for nationally competitive research funding (e.g. ARC/NHRMC/MRFF) and/or for industry/stakeholder-linked funding
  • establish an independent research programme and develop a successful research team, including national and/or international collaborations
  • provide outstanding research training (e.g. honours/PhD)
  • deliver high quality teaching, including developing innovative course content and assessments
  • contribute to curriculum development in an area relevant to psychology
  • exhibit high quality communication and organisational skills relevant to managing research and teaching
  • contribute to governance, leadership, and engagement within the School and across the broader University
  • work collaboratively with other academic and professional staff, including fostering and enhancing principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Senior Lecturer who, in addition to above, has demonstrated capacity to:

  • establish and lead a team of researchers to enhance the standing of the School
  • secure nationally competitive research funding (e.g. ARC/NHRMC/MRFF) and/or industry/stakeholder-linked funding
  • lead curriculum development than enhances student learning in the Psychology curriculum.

Candidates should indicate which level they wish to apply for, however, the selection panel reserves the right to make offers based on its appraisal of the candidate's skills, experience, and knowledge.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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 via the Apply button at the top of the page. The application should include:

  • Cover Letter (Max 2 pages) that:
    • Indicates the level for which you are applying
    • Explicitly addresses each of the above selection criteria
    • Lists any career disruptions that should be taken into consideration in relation to your achievements relative to opportunity.
  • CV (Max 4 pages) that includes:
    • Relevant education/employment
    • Relevant publications and grants received, including list of all authors/investigators in authorship order
    • Relevant teaching/supervision experience
    • Any other details you consider relevant
  • Please do not submit any other additional supporting information. This will be requested if needed.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Simon Drew, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources at

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Applications Close

Thursday 04 April 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


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4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

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7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

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10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

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