Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Science

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
17 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2018
Ref
501424
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve introduced wireless internet technology to the world, we've built a host of clinics to directly support the community's cognitive and physical health, and we have broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Macquarie’s Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in cognitive science, linguistics, psychology, and educational studies, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

Department of Cognitive Science

The Department of Cognitive Science carries out world-leading interdisciplinary research, research training, undergraduate teaching, and engagement across a wide range of domains of cognitive science. Current areas of expertise include attention, perception, motor control, hearing, language, reading, memory, and belief formation. The Department hosts the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) and is well-equipped to conduct cutting-edge human neuroscience research. The department houses multiple facilities to support research requiring neuroimaging (e.g., MEG, ERP, EEG, fNIRS), brain stimulation (e.g., TMS, tDCS), eye and body tracking, and virtual reality. In addition, there are two 3T MRI systems on campus.

The Role

We are seeking a Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C) to join our team in 2018 who will make a strong contribution to research and teaching in the Department. The successful candidate will be an emerging research leader in any area of Cognitive Science, though preference may be given to applicants with particular expertise in the study of language, cognitive development, or computational neuroscience/modelling.

The successful candidate will:

  • Build and lead a collaborative program of research in Cognitive Science
  • Produce high-quality research publications and research presentations
  • Seek to attract continual external and internal research funding
  • Convene and teach units in our new undergraduate Major
  • Deliver research training in our Masters of Research (MRes) and PhD programs
  • Contribute to the administration of the Department, Faculty, and University

Selection Criteria

To be considered, applicants must identify which level of appointment they are applying for and respond to the relevant selection criteria for that Level. Responses must be attached as a separate document in the application process.

Level B

  • PhD in a discipline related to Cognitive Science
  • A well-articulated and successful research program in Cognitive Science
  • A track record of good quality publications relevant to stage of career
  • Demonstrated commitment and capability to develop and deliver high quality learning and teaching in Cognitive Science, including the design, delivery, and management of units, lectures, tutorials, and assessments
  • A history of competitive external and/or internal grant applications
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds, and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in administration at the level of Department, Faculty, and/or University.

Level C

  • PhD in a discipline related to Cognitive Science
  • A well-articulated and successful research program in Cognitive Science
  • Evidence of a strong track record of high-quality publications.
  • Demonstrated commitment and capability to develop and deliver high quality learning and teaching in Cognitive Science, including the design, delivery, and management of units, lectures, tutorials, and assessments
  • A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research and a record of competitive grant successes
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise MRes or PhD students in Cognitive Science
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds, and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in administration at the level of Department, Faculty, and/or University, with a track record of effective team work.

Appointment type: Full-time, continuing position

Salary Package: Level B $99,879 - $118,174 or Level C $121,953 – $140,246 plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Specific Role Enquiries: Lesley McKnight, Department Manager at lesley.mcknight@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Melissa Kruup, HR Consultant at Melissa.Kruup@mq.edu.au.

Applications Close: Sunday, 4 February 2018 at 11:55pm

For more information about what we do visit the Department of Cognitive Science website.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.