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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

Hobart / Launceston / Burnie, Australia / Hybrid
A total remuneration package of up to $173,682
Closing date
8 May 2024

Job Details

  • Hybrid teaching and research role
  • Relocation assistance considered
  • Ongoing Full time role based in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie

About the opportunity

The School of Psychological Sciences is looking for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to join their team.

The School of Psychological Sciences prioritises rigorous, theoretically motivated science aimed at addressing the important applied psychology-related problems in society. Our researchers aim to improve mental health outcomes, educational outcomes, and general quality of life for people in our local community and contributes to solutions for problems of national and international significance.  The School of Psychological Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in psychological sciences and counselling, and postgraduate degrees in clinical and professional psychology and counselling.

As our new Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you will be passionate about your research contributions to the field of psychology as well as sharing your knowledge through teaching.  You will teach into the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate and Honours program, and postgraduate where required.  You will establish a strong research program capable of attracting competitive external funding and aligned to the strong research culture within the College of Health and Medicine.

Depending on your level of expertise you will be able to provide academic leadership and unit coordination including curriculum and assessment development to ensure our students receive the best learning experiences whether that be face to face, blended or online.  

We have an opportunity for an Academic level B or C depending on relevant experience, and relocation assistance will be considered for the right person.

What you’ll do:

  • Undertake high-quality research of international standing, work towards securing external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and where required, postgraduate) coursework teaching of a high quality.
  • Contribute to curriculum and assessment development, and unit coordination in undergraduate and Honours (and postgraduate where required) course offerings, for both face-to-face and online models of learning and teaching.

­What we’re looking for:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field of Psychology and Undergraduate training in Psychology, such as a Bachelor degree.
  • A good record of research that has achieved international recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of psychology demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Demonstrated experience in university-level Psychology teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including blended and online educational approaches.

Salary details

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B or C and will have a total remuneration package of up to $173,682 comprising base salary within the range of $108,285 to $148,446 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
  • Your responses to the success criteria from the Position Description below 
  • For further information about this position, please contact Lisa Foa, Head, School of Psychological Sciences on or 03 62262681.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.
  • Please refer to the attached Position Description Below for full details.

Download File PD - 499847 - Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences.pdf

Applications close Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 11:55 pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.


The University of Tasmania can only ever be as good as the people who choose to work with us; our staff and students are our most important asset. Realisation of our vision is dependent on a talented workforce, committed to the innovative thinking required to conceptualise and operationalise our strategy and accomplish our objectives. By building rewarding careers and a healthy and engaged workforce and culture, the University will continue to be an employer of choice.

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