Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Psychology

Brisbane, Australia
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Teaching (or Teaching and Research) focus
  • Supervise 4th year and post-graduate students
  • Full time, continuing appointment based at our Campus at Banyo in Brisbane, Australia

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

Operating within the Faculty of Health Sciences, the School of Psychology aims for excellence in teaching and research. The School has over 30 academic staff nationally at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne campuses. In the recent 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, ACU received the top score of five in Human Movement and Sports Science (1106), Nursing (1110), Public Health and Health Services (1117) and Psychology (1701).

As a Senior Lecturer in Psychology you would be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development in the postgraduate psychology courses, conduct research in psychology in an area of relevance to the School, supervise fourth-year and postgraduate research, and make contributions to the administration of academic programs in the School. 

As an Associate Processor, you would be expected to provide leadership in building teaching scholarship, support the leadership in achieving the strategic intent of the university, and implementing strategic initiatives at a Faculty and School level.

More specifically you will:

  • contribute to curriculum development
  • prepare and deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials across a range of postgraduate psychology units
  • provide clinical supervision for postgraduate students
  • contribute to the School, Faculty, and University through professional service and community engagement.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • possession of a PhD in Psychology
  • registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and membership of the Australian Psychological Society
  • area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology with Psychology Board of Australia and approved by the Board as a supervisor for higher-degree placements
  • evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University.

Overseas-based candidates who meet the above requirements, and have the right to work in Australia, are also encouraged to apply for this position.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

For Senior Lecturer, total remuneration valued to AU$142,789 - AU$155,030 pa, including salary component AU$120,882 - AU$131,344 pa (Academic Classification Level C), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

For Associate Professor, total remuneration valued to AU$161,833 - AU$178,148 pa, including salary component AU$137,159 - AU$151,103 pa (Academic Classification Level D), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Professor John Gleeson, National Head, School of Psychology (+ 61 3) 9953 3108

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ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Applications Close: Thursday 26 October 2017

Advertised: 29 Sep 2017 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 26 Oct 2017 E. Australia Standard Time