Associate Professor/Professor in Psychology

Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Australia
02 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Health

About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.

We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. QUT established the world's first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.

Further information about QUT can be obtained from the website at

Our Vision

The QUT Blueprint 5 is our institutional strategic plan. It sets out priorities, strategies and key performance indicators to drive greater coherence and coordination of our efforts. Our overall vision for the future is:

  • to provide outstanding real world education through physical and virtual learning environments and innovative courses that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates living in a diverse and complex environment characterised by rapid, transformative change;
  • to focus on being a globally leading university that delivers solutions to the challenges of today and of the future through high-impact research that spans discipline boundaries and works in partnership with end users, leveraging our deep technological strengths and alignment to the human capital and innovation needs of the global economy;
  • to strengthen and extend partnerships with professional and broader communities to build our reputation as a source of knowledge that is applied to real world challenges.

About the Faculty of Health

The Faculty’s vision, to enable people and communities to create a healthy future for the real world, will be achieved through the delivery of world class teaching and research combined with productive and sustainable partnerships.

The Faculty operates across three campuses and several distributed sites and comprises seven schools:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Optometry and Vision Science
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Public Health and Social Work

Health is one of QUT’s largest faculties with nearly 600 Higher Degree Research students and approximately 10,000 coursework students enrolled across seventy courses. Approximately half of the Faculty’s 1,200 international students are enrolled in its undergraduate degrees. Our students have access to state-of-the-art learning spaces such as the newly refurbished 150-seat biomedical teaching laboratory at Gardens Point Campus and the Faculty’s teaching clinics (QUT Health Clinics) based at the Kelvin Grove campus.

The Faculty’s strength will continue to grow through its partnership with QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). Working together, the Faculty and IHBI engage researchers in large scale programmatic activities allowing research to be undertaken at scale to address current and future global challenges. IHBI’s researchers focus on three broad areas: prevention, intervention, and translation. Interdisciplinary research is conducted across three themes:

  • Injury Prevention and Trauma Management
  • Health Determinants and Health Systems
  • Chronic Disease and Ageing

Real World Capabilities

To deliver on QUT’s global, collaborative and connected vision requires a workforce that embodies the following capabilities:

  • Agility and openness to change
  • Connectivity and collaboration (intra and inter-disciplinary)
  • Cultural inclusion
  • Digital literacy
  • Future-focused thinking (strategic, innovative & design and entrepreneurial)
  • Global in intent and reach
  • Leadership of strategy, action and others
  • Performance and resource management

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on an ongoing, full-time basis.


Kelvin Grove campus.

Selection Criteria

  1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in Psychology.
  2. Recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in your area of research.
  3. Extensive success in generating significant research income and publishing in top tier journals.
  4. Demonstrated considerable leadership ability, including inspiring a high performance and collaborative culture, understanding of complex environments and the ability to successfully mentor staff and students to build research capability.
  5. Demonstrated significant success in establishing and maintaining collaborations that extend the discipline, evidence best practice, implement leading solutions, and realise new opportunities.
  6. Demonstrated ability in establishing and/or working with an interdisciplinary team of academic colleagues to enhance research performance.
  7. Demonstrated significant experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research supervision (greater than 2 years experience).

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is either:

  • Academic Level D (Associate Professor) with an annual remuneration range of $AUD160,476 to $AUD176,807 pa (inclusive of $AUD135,604 to $AUD149,404 salary pa, 17.5% recreation leave loading and 17% superannuation);
  • Academic Level E (Professor) with an annual remuneration of $AUD206,729 pa (inclusive of $AUD174,688 salary pa, 17.5% recreation leave loading and 17% superannuation).

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible benefits. With competitive remuneration including superannuation, the University offers real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to Australian and International applicants. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Renata Meuter, Head, School of Psychology and Counselling on +61 7 3138 4641; or for further information about working at QUT contact Amy Brutton, Senior HR Advisor on +61 73138 4167.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please visit for reference number 17360.

When applying for this position your application must include the following:

  • A current resumé
  • A cover letter, which includes:
    • A short statement outlining whether you are seeking to be appointed at Level D or Level E;
    • A brief narrative (approximately half a page) describing your research and its real world significance and impact, including your agenda for future research. Why is this future direction exciting and important?
    • A list of your research grants (including any consultancies) obtained in the last five years;
    • A list of your publications in the last five years and the associated Scopus quartile ranking, with a short statement on the significance of each; and
    • A list of your collaborations (including inter-disciplinary and international engagement).

Applications close 3 September 2017