Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Professional Psychology

Newcastle, Hunter Region, Australia
31 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science School of Psychology

About UON

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we collaborate to deliver our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

The School of Psychology, within the Faculty of Science, consists of academic staff, undergraduate students, postgraduate course work students and Research Higher Degree Candidates. The School's research is wide-reaching and covers areas such as neuroscience, cognition, learning, clinical, health, social, personality, and applied psychology. The School has enviable research infrastructure including state-of-the-art EEG facilities, access to brain imaging equipment through the Hunter Medical Research Institute, well-equipped wet and dry laboratories and high performance computing facilities.

About the role

The School of Psychology is currently seeking to appoint a suitably qualified academic to a Level B or Level C, on a full-time continuing basis.

The requirements for this position are to design and deliver courses for the Master of Professional Psychology program and to teach other courses as required by the Head of School. The role also requires placement supervision of students, engagement with psychology practitioners, and contribution to the School's research performance and governance in order to meet the School, Faculty and University strategic plans.

Specifically, you will:

  • Deliver educational leadership in Teaching and Learning at the Course and Program levels;
  • Lead interdisciplinary research to deliver the School's research objectives and contribute to the University's strategic research agenda;
  • Build research productivity and develop international recognition for the School of Psychology;
  • Attract external grant funding and develop links with industry to facilitate industry research opportunities and funding;
  • Attract Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates, supervise HDR candidates and co-publish with HDR candidates where applicable;
  • Engage with practitioners to enhance the interaction between the School and the practice of psychology;
  • Maintain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A PhD in Psychology, or close to completion, and Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (or eligibility and willingness to register) ;
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the postgraduate level in more than one of the following areas:
    • Counselling
    • Health Psychology
    • Psychological assessment
    • Psychological interventions
    • Requirements of professional practice as a psychologist
    • Working with special needs clients
  • Understanding of the requirements of supervision of provisionally registered intern psychologists;
  • Research skills resulting in publications;
  • Administrative capability in assisting in course management;
  • Capacity to make an effective contribution to the administrative requirements of the School, Faculty, or University;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the capacity to build relationships and the ability to participate in a team environment demonstrating clear communication and mutual respect;
  • Experience with the development and delivery of curriculum and course materials for a variety of teaching modes including online, flexible or professional media practice (Desirable);
  • Demonstrated experience using digital media software for teaching and research (Desirable).

Inclusive of the above, those applying for Academic Level C must also possess the following:

  • A PhD in Psychology (completed) and Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (or eligibility and willingness to register);
  • Demonstrated experience in course management;
  • Experience in developing a research program resulting in peer reviewed publications.

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Please clearly indicate in your covering letter, which Academic Level you are applying for.

Salary Package:          

Academic Level B – $95,351 to $113,231 per annum.

Academic Level C - $116,805 to $134,686 per annum.

Plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

UON provides leadership, innovation and inspiration to our staff, students and the broader community in environmental sustainability and we are committed to health, safety, well-being and careers of our students and staff. UON is an EEO employer.

Applications close: Monday 28 August 2017

Before submitting your application please read the important information contained in the Application Process guide at: www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies/application-process.

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