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Lecturer in Business Psychology and/or Workplace Mental Health

Newcastle, Australia
$108,382 – $128,705 plus 17% superannuation (pro-rata)
Closing date
16 May 2024

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  • Contribute to teaching and research in the area of organisational/business psychology
  • Become an active participant partnering with key industry stakeholders
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more.

Job no: HRC0005964

Category: Academic Level B

Base Salary: $108,382 – $128,705 plus 17% superannuation (pro-rata)

Position: Part Time Continuing  

Location: Newcastle (Callaghan) Campus

Our university

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and create a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.

Our school

One of the premier psychology schools in Australia, the School of Psychological Sciences offers state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, world-class researchers, a vibrant clinic and award-winning teachers who ensure unparalleled opportunities for students to explore neuroscience, cognitive and computational psychology, biological, health and developmental psychology, as well as abnormal behaviour.

The School has enviable research infrastructure including access to brain imaging equipment through the Hunter Medical Research Institute as well as strong links with industry. Sponsored undergraduate students and research collaborations and consistently performs “Well above world standard” (rating 5) in the Excellence in Research of Australia (ERA) ranking.

Be challenged and imagine with us

The School of Psychological Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Business/Organisational Psychology who will demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, continue to build our Master of Business Psychology at our Singapore campus and be a point of contact there. Develop and teach into our new Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing program. 

If successful, you will contribute substantially to the teaching and research profile within the School, particularly in areas of organisational and business psychology, and mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. You will teach into the Master of Business Psychology and Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing programs both online and face-to-face, including teaching to our Singapore cohort.

How will you inspire us?

The essential criteria for success include:

  • Completed doctoral qualification (PhD) in Psychology.
  • Demonstrated recent record of publication in high-quality outlets.
  • Demonstrated recent ability to achieve teaching quality as indicated by internal and external surveys and outcomes for students.
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for the preparation and delivery and coordinator of course modules.
  • Ability to efficiently perform in allocated internal roles, sharing academic services responsibilities, contributing to outcomes of internal committees and beginning to develop external collaborations
  • Relevant research and/or teaching experience in business psychology and workplace mental health.

For the full list of essential and desirable selection criteria, please review the Position Description.

What we offer 

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively. 

These include: 

  • flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy);
  • 17% super and salary packaging;
  • additional University holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme;
  • discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more;
  • wellbeing programs. 

For information on our employee benefits please visit here

Your next steps 

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where copies of the Position Descriptions can be accessed. Please download the relevant copy before commencing your application.

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID (if relevant)
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter:
  • outlining your interest in the role include contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement formally addressing each criterion of the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the relevant Position Description attached below.
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate. 

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words). 

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the relevant Position Description for which you are applying (available in the Related Documents section below). 

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Kristen Pammer, Head of School via email at or on (02) 4921 7980.

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us:

Closing date: 16th May at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!

Move to Newcastle

A move to Newcastle, Australia offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland - the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

Visit the City of Newcastle site to imagine your future in Newcastle.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Birpai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.


Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence.  Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe.  Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

We are looking for people to join our university and bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

College of Engineering, Science and Environment

The School of Engineering is one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University contributing substantially to the overall research inputs and outputs of the College and University. This is reflected in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia outcomes where Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Resource engineering FOR codes received an ERA5. In addition, it is rated well above the sector average for quality of overall experience for undergraduate engineering students and for median salaries with more than 90% of our engineering undergraduates finding employment within 4 months of completing their studies.

The University was established to serve the Hunter and Central Coast. The Hunter region is not only Australia’s largest regional economy, but it also has the greatest growth in NSW outside of the Sydney Basin. The region is home to the Newcastle Port, the Williamtown airport and the Williamtown RAAF base as well as developers and manufacturers of a diverse range of technologies and devices. It is rich in natural mineral and water resources, electricity generation capacity and food and wine producers.

The transformation of the Hunter and Central Coast offers many exciting opportunities for research and industrial collaboration including industries focused on infrastructure and resource development. In addition to research collaborations, the School has well-established connections with industry through sponsored undergraduate students and student placements.

Current Opportunities

We currently have multiple positions available across the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering disciplines. For more information please see links to positions below or visit

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Lecturer, Aerospace Engineering -

Lecturer, Structural and Geospatial Engineering -

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Associate Professor, Structural and Geospatial Engineering -

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