Psychology Professorial Role

Adelaide, Australia
12 Oct 2017
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Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

With an international reputation for conducting world-leading research across a spectrum of areas, the University of Adelaide is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the Group of Eight.

The University of Adelaide brings together world-leading researchers from multiple disciplines, supported by modern infrastructure and an innovate culture, to tackle global research challenges.

Through groundbreaking research, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is transforming the lives of South Australians and influencing the health of individuals and communities, globally. The faculty is internationally renowned for excellence in education and research in psychology as well as medicine, dentistry, nursing and public health.

The University of Adelaide’s School of Psychology is one of Australia’s most prestigious, educating the next generation of psychologists. Research in the School includes various methodologies, including experimental, quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, in the areas of health, disability and lifespan development, cognition and brain, and social and organisational psychology.

The School in the process of revitalizing and renewing its curriculum and teaching methods, and aims to capture new and emerging discipline areas that will prepare and educate our future leaders, and deliver world-leading research that makes an impact.

The School now seeks to recruit two leaders who will contribute to the Faculty’s teaching and research profile, engage in clinical and other professional activities as well as contribute to the future curriculum. These are teaching and research focussed positions in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in your relevant area as well as contributing to other areas such as undergraduate programs within the School, such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Honours Psychology programs.  

Professor/Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology

This position will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the area of Cognition as well as contributing to other programs including the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Honours Psychology. There may be opportunities to contribute to the Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors).

Professor/Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology 

This position will require leadership in postgraduate programs including the Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors). Applicants must be registered as a psychologist and Endorsed as an Organisational Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. 

Position requirements

Please refer to the relevant Role Statement and Selection Criteria for further details.

To have a confidential discussion and learn more about this position, please contact:
Professor Anna Chur-Hansen, Head of School, School of Psychology, 
Tel:+61(08)8313 5738 or Email:; or 
Professor Alastair Burt, Executive Dean, Health and Medical Sciences, 
Tel:+61(08)8313 5193 or Email:

Closing Date: 12 November 2017

To apply, please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.