Professor of Psychology & Deputy Head of School

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
16 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Contribute to world class research
  • Immense opportunity for national collaborations
  • Deputy Head of School role located in Sydney, Australia

In the recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations, Australian Catholic University received the top rating of five – ‘well above world standard’ in Psychology.

Australian Catholic University is seeking to appoint a Professor (or Associate Professor) of Psychology as Deputy Head of School to expand leadership in the discipline across the School of Psychology which has a national presence across Australia.

Reporting to the National Head of School Psychology, the position will make a distinguished contribution to excellence in research and teaching, preferably in clinical/health psychology or cognitive science/cognitive neuropsychology.  As Deputy Head of School the role will assume administrative and academic leadership responsibilities and contribute to the Faculty’s strategic direction.      

The appointed Professor (or Associate Professor) will attract external research funding and maintain a significant international research profile. Working collaboratively, the position will foster and support early and mid-career researchers and further develop productive research collaborations nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional research track record, with evidence of attracting competitive research funds and research productivity at the highest level. As a senior member of the School, the appointee will be expected to possess excellent leadership skills that foster academic mentorship in research and teaching activities across the school.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. The University shares a worldwide commitment to quality in teaching, research and service.

ACU has over 2,000 staff supporting more than 30,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

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Applications close: Sunday 4th December 2016

To apply - please go to and click on “APPLY ONLINE” using reference ACUpsy1116 addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Anthony Ellis, or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.