Senior Lecturer, Evolutionary Behavioural Genetics

Brisbane, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology, and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. It possesses good links, often through cross-appointed staff, with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.

Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the School's web site at

The role

The successful applicant will be expected to coordinate and teach courses in the area of evolutionary behavioural genetics; to supervise students undertaking research and professional training, and to develop an independent program of externally funded research in this area. Administrative service within the School is also required.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in behavioural genetics or related area, a competitive track record of publications in evolutionary behavioural genetics, experience and ability in teaching undergraduate courses in psychology, and experience supervising honours and postgraduate students conducting research in evolutionary behavioural genetics.

The successful candidate will have an established record of publications in high quality outlets, be expected to achieve national recognition in this area, and will be able to undertake a chief investigator role in applications for external research funds.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Level C. The remuneration package will be in the range $112,874.46 - $130,150.91 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $132,063.12 - $152,276.56 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Bill von Hippel, Acting Head of School on +61 7 336 56220 or

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