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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Launceston / Hobart, Australia
total remuneration package of up to $147,083 to $173,682 including 17% superannuation.
Closing date
8 May 2024

Job Details

  • Exciting opportunity to contribute to shaping minds across our university campuses
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders to enhance teaching, learning, and research outcomes for the University
  • Full time, ongoing role, based in Launceston or Hobart

About the opportunity

The School of Psychological Sciences is growing the mental health work force for Tasmania. We offer undergraduate degrees in psychological sciences and counselling, and postgraduate degrees in clinical and professional psychology and counselling. The school has expanded our program, making training pathways for psychologists with general registration and clinical psychologists accessible across the state. We are searching for academic Clinical and/or Educational and Developmental Psychologists, who will join this journey that will provide much needed support for the growing demand on the Tasmanian mental health work force.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Level B/C) will make a strong contribution to teaching and supervision in a range of clinical and/or educational and developmental or counselling topics at postgraduate and, where required, undergraduate level. The appointee will be expected to contribute to face-to-face, blended and online delivery of teaching within the psychology and counselling teaching programs and engage in clinical and research supervision. There is also the potential to contribute to, building external relationships and working with students and supervisors on external placements. These will be teaching intensive or focused positions. The position can be based on the Hobart or Launceston Campus. We will also consider fractional appointments. The incumbent may be required to contribute to teaching, research, supervision or administration on other campuses.

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity? Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world-famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce. Relocation allowance may be considered for this role.

What you’ll do:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake contemporary scholarly postgraduate (and where required, undergraduate) coursework teaching of a high quality.
  • Contribute to curriculum and assessment development and unit coordination in postgraduate (and undergraduate where required) course offerings, for both face-to-face and online models of learning and teaching.
  • Contribute to the supervision of provisional psychologists as they undertake their placements in the University Psychology Clinic, or external placements as required. Supervision would include supervising therapy and/or assessment sessions.
  • The appointee may be expected to contribute to the high-quality research efforts of the school.

What You'll Do at Level C (In addition to above)

  • Provide academic leadership by making a strong and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake contemporary scholarly teaching in postgraduate and where required, undergraduate, and honours programs including online and face to face learning.
  • If a research active appointment, the appointee will be expected to contribute to the high-quality research efforts of the school, through collaborating and leading research projects in the clinic, collaborating with colleagues to secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion.

­What we’re looking for:

  • A PhD in Psychology or equivalent (for example, Master of Clinical and/or Educational and Developmental Psychology and supervision experience).
  • Demonstrated experience in university-level teaching and learning including Postgraduate Psychology.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including blended and online educational approaches.
  • Current registration as a Psychologist in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and Clinical and/or Educational and Developmental Psychology Area of Practice Endorsement with no conditions, undertakings, or reprimands
  • Current Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor Status (or eligibility to obtain this qualification), with approval to supervise provisional psychologists during an accredited higher degree program

What We're Looking For: Level C Success Criteria (in addition to the above)

  • A record of contemporary scholarly teaching in Psychology, including online and face to face learning and a record of successful unit development and coordination.
  • A record of contributing effectively to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community.
  • A strong record in, and continuing commitment to impactful research that has achieved national recognition and made notable contributions to the field of Psychology, demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences and success in securing external funding.

Salary details

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B or C and can have a total remuneration package of up to $147,083 to $173,682 including 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 Professor Kimberley Norris, or 03 6226 7199
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.
  • Please refer to the attached Position Description Below for full details.

PD-Lecturer-499886 - Psychology-Level B-C-2024.pdf

Applications close Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 11.55pm

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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