Lecturer in Psychological Sciences, Level B

Sydney, Australia
23 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Navitas Professional Institute Pty Ltd – Australian College of Applied Psychology and National College of Public Safety

  • Sydney, Full time, Ongoing

Navitas is a diversified global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services for students and professionals including university programs, English language training and settlement services, creative media education, workforce education and student recruitment.

Navitas, or PIBT as it was then, was founded in 1994 with the goal of helping more international students succeed at university in Australia via improved student support and an extended academic year. Since this time Navitas has significantly expanded the services it offers its students and clients and is now creating opportunities through lifelong learning for over 83,000 people in 31 countries per year.

The Lecturer Level B (1.0 FTE Ongoing) position in the ACAP Discipline of Psychological Sciences is responsible for contributing primarily to undergraduate and fourth year coursework teaching, Honours research
supervision and more broadly to the research culture within the Discipline and College through a program of research. The Lecturer Level B (1.0 FTE Ongoing) will also contribute to administrative activities associated with teaching and learning, such as preparation of reports for the Discipline Examination Committee, as required, and will contribute to developing and maintaining relationships between the Discipline of Psychological Sciences and key personnel within the College.

The Lecturer Level B (1.0 FTE Ongoing) will have demonstrated ability to contribute to undergraduate teaching in areas such as learning and memory, perception, psychopathology and / or research methods. This position reports to the Associate Dean Discipline of Psychological Sciences. The position is 1.0 FTE ongoing.

Essential skills and experience

  • PhD in psychology
  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in higher education settings in an area relevant to psychology
  • Demonstrated ability to develop teaching materials and coordinate units of study
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research leading to publications in high quality, peer reviewed journals
  • Ability to supervise student research (Honours and postgraduate level)
  • Administrative experience linked to teaching and research
  • Capacity to undertake leadership roles
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to engage students in the learning process
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated computer literacy including competence in using word processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis software
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety policies of relevance to the work environment

Desirable skills and experience

  • Demonstrated ability to attract external research funding
  • Ability to contribute to other areas of teaching within the Discipline of Psychological Sciences
  • Ability to develop links with external public and private sector organizations
  • Experience with mixed modes of program delivery including distance education and online delivery, or both
  • Experience of teaching at the postgraduate level
  • Experience in research methods including research design and analysis using SPSS software

What we offer

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. The Navitas Group offers outstanding long-term career opportunities within Australia and abroad, and is values driven and an equal opportunity employer.

Enquiries and applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be sent to Professor Lynne Harris at Psychology@acap.edu.au. Applications close on 19 November 2017

Successful applicants require working rights in Australia and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks, which may include a National Police Check and/or a Working with Children Check.

Navitas strives to be a workplace that promotes diversity, flexibility and equal employment. As such, we invite experienced candidates of all ages, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians to apply.