Lecturer in Psychology

Launceston, Australia
23 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Health provides high quality research and education, the latter specifically attuned to health workforce needs and reform. The Faculty of Health and Menzies Institute for Medical Research are currently engaged with the formation of the College of Health and Medicine.

The Lecturer in Psychology will have knowledge and competency to teach a broad range of foundational topics in Psychology at undergraduate and at fourth year level. The incumbent is also expected to engage in research, and research supervision, aligned with the Faculty of Health subthemes and ideally within the areas of health and ageing, educational psychology, cognitive or behavioural neuroscience. The position is primarily based on the Launceston campus but the incumbent may be required to contribute to teaching, research, administration and supervision on other campuses.

In the role you will:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University's research performance expectations.
  • Utilise contemporary technological approaches to enhance learning and teaching and undertake scholarly undergraduate and honours teaching of a high quality.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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

To be considered, you will have:

  • A PhD in psychology.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of psychology, demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Experience in University-level teaching and learning.
  • A record of contributing effectively to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry and the wider community.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and a proven capacity to develop strong relationships.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $127,368 comprising base salary within the range of $92,326 to $108,862 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Juan Canales, Head of Division - Psychology, Juan.Canales@utas.edu.au / 03 6226 2883.

**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 Tuesday, 26 December 2017.