Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology

Sydney, NSW
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Macquarie's Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas like linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

The Department of Psychology at Macquarie University is a research intensive department that is home to the Centre for Emotional Health, the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training, and other highly productive research groups and laboratories, with a state-of-the- art simulation precinct. The Macquarie University Psychology Clinic, the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic, and e Centre Clinic offer specialised psychological services to the general community.

The Role

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain and develop an active externally funded research program, contribute to the teaching of applied psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students from honours to higher degree; and contribute to the administration of the Department and Faculty.

The level of appointment will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Selection criteria


  • A PhD in Psychology
  • A well-articulated research agenda in an area of applied psychology and a track record of publications in high quality journals
  • A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching in applied psychology, including the design, delivery, and management of programs, lectures, tutorials, and assessments
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public
  • Experience with research student supervision
  • Demonstrated experience to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work
  • Eligibility for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia


  • Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching
  • Experience in the development of ongoing partnerships with industry and/or professional bodies
  • Experience with e-therapy

The position may require a Working with Children Check Clearance.

Salary Package:

Senior Lecturer (Level C) $118,401 – 136,161 pa, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time continuing, available to start early 2017

Specific Role Enquiries: Prof Julie Fitness on or +61-2-9850-9883

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on or 61-2-9850-9821

Applications Close: Sunday, 13 November 2016 at 11.55pm 

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.