Associate Professor of Psychology

Launceston, Australia
11 Sep 2017
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25 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Tasmania's Faculty of Health has an international reputation for the quality of health professional education and research into the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly conditions associated with ageing. Within the Faculty, the School of Medicine is a large interdisciplinary school comprising Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology and Paramedicine. The School is renowned for having world-class rankings in Medicine and Pharmacy, high quality simulation and research facilities, and for providing students and staff with international opportunities for research, education and collaboration. Across the Faculty, our research and education can be characterised by a multidisciplinary approach which brings together expertise from the disciplines of Nursing, Biomedical Science, Clinical Sciences, Exercise Science, Pharmacy, Psychology and Paramedicine.

The Associate Professor of Psychology will provide leadership in learning and teaching, and in research, on the University's Northern campuses. The incumbent is expected to contribute to the University's vision to develop a distinctive curriculum that develops disciplinary and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, enhances employability and provides students with the opportunity to contribute and make a difference to communities, society and the economy. Primarily based on the Launceston campus, the Associate Professor of Psychology will be expected to contribute to teaching, and administration on other campuses and conduct research aligned with one or more of the following research areas: neuroscience, health psychology, educational psychology; applied psychology and cognitive science. The incumbent will have a leadership position with the Division of Psychology at Launceston.

In the role you will:

  • Make a substantial and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University's research performance expectations for Level D.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate coursework teaching of an exemplary quality and provide leadership in key areas of learning and teaching in the discipline.
  • Provide academic leadership, particularly in building teams and fostering outstanding research and/or learning and teaching, and in supporting the career development of more junior staff.
  • Provide leadership in the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally, nationally and internationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

You will be employed on a full-time, continuing basis.

To be considered, you will have:

  • A PhD in Psychology.
  • A substantial record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved international recognition and made innovative, and sustained contributions to the field of Psychology, demonstrated by a very strong record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences and success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • A demonstrated capacity to undertake research and teaching aligned to the Faculty research themes and in particular to one or more of the following areas in Psychology: neuroscience; health psychology; educational psychology; applied psychology and cognitive science.
  • A substantial record of successful research higher degree student supervision, completions, and proven capacity to develop and lead research teams.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated achievement in University teaching and learning with evidence of curriculum development including the ability to utilise emergent and digital technologies in contemporary online education.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level D and will have a total remuneration package of up to $172,089 comprising base salary within the range of $134,000 to $147,085 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Dr Juan Canales, Professor of Psychology, / 03 6226 7471.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Monday, 25 September 2017.