Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Guidance and Counselling

02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Established in 2003, JCU Singapore offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs from James Cook University Australia. James Cook University Australia is recognized internationally as a leading research university and is now ranked in the top 250 of the World’s universities. James Cook University focuses on providing high quality education that is both rewarding and fulfilling for students.

The campus is growing and very friendly and academic staff across the disciplines and administrative staff often interact. At any time, there are students on campus from at least 40 different countries, mainly from the region, but also including a growing cohort from Europe. Singapore is an interesting place to live and provides easy access to other countries in the region. The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to expand their cultural experience, live in a fascinating and exciting city.

Seeking an experienced academic and qualified counsellor responsible for postgraduate course in Guidance and Counselling. Applications invited from candidates with significant background in school guidance, school psychology and/or school counselling. Interest and demonstrated background in all aspects of counselling practice combined with academic experience would be advantageous to meet our current needs.

*The level of the position offered will be determined by the interview panel.


  • Contribute through teaching the Master of Guidance and Counselling course and undergraduate course in Education
  • Administer course assessment and provide written evaluative and formative feedback on student work in timely manner
  • Report to and maintain positive relationships with subject-coordinators
  • Provide support and consultancy to students on practicum and coursework-matters  
  • Develop and maintain active research program and high level of professionalactivities
  • Supervise postgraduate research projects
  • Build and sustain partnerships in community for JCUS practicum placements
  • Ensure all operations accord with established JCUS procedures, policies and established-practices
  • Engage in marketing activities that occur
  • Advise and support MGCalumni-network
  • Ad-hoc duties as determined by JCUS management

Key Selection Criteria

  • PhD in Education or cognate discipline 
  • Current membership of the Singapore Association for Counselling (or equivalent association) or willing and eligible to become a member
  • Experience in counselling, including career development counselling, and understanding of contemporary issues in Guidance and Counselling 
  • Proven counselling practicum-supervision track record
  • Substantial Professional Counsellor experience preferred
  • Evidence of quality teaching and supervision of postgraduate students
  • Ability to teach across range of subjects at postgraduate levels
  • Substantial publication record relative to career stage and success in obtaining research funding 
  • Excellent management skills 
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake administrative duties consistent with the postgraduate program’s growth and development
  • Demonstrated excellence in time-management, problem-solving and computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in team

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Eligibility for membership of Australian Guidance and Counselling Association
  • Ability to forge strong collaborative links with practicum supervisors
  • Experience as a counsellor in school settings
  • Contribute to growth of profession in region

Enquiries: Dr Denise Dillon, Head of Academic Group–Psychology &

Education: denise.dillon@jcu.edu.au

Telephone: +65-67093730

Employment type: Full time position subject to Ministry of Manpower Singapore jurisdiction and a probationary period 

Remuneration conditions: Attractive package negotiated with successful applicant-(including relocation expenses, initial accommodation costs)-commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should note relatively lower Singapore taxation rates and possibility of annual wage supplement equal to a month’s salary at end of calendar year.

Lecturer: SGD77 000 per annum – SGD102 000 per annum

Senior Lecturer: SGD91 000 per annum – SGD121 000 per annum

Method of Application

Applications should provide all of the following in order to be considered:

  • up-to-date CV including research record
  • full statement of qualifications
  • statement systematically addressing Selection Criteria
  • teaching profile
  • recent teaching evaluations
  • completed Summary Application Form

Applications without any of the above will not be considered.

Please state position and reference number applying for in subject header and send application to humanresources-singapore@jcu.edu.au

Closing Date: 26 November 2017

We thank you for your interest and regret we are only able to notify shortlisted candidates.The University reserves the right to invite applications or, alternatively, not to make an appointment.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University (registered as James Cook University Pte Ltd in Singapore) is a wholly owned company of James Cook University Australia. The University offers Bachelor & Master Programs in Business, Psychology, Information Technology & Education at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

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