Professor/Associate Professor in Critical Health Psychology

Albany/Wellington/Palmerston, New Zealand
24 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
30 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Albany/Wellington/Palmerston North

Massey University School of Psychology - Te Kura HinengaroTangata offers degree programmes to doctoral level in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and in the College of Science, and contributes to degree programmes in the College of Health. The School has a strong international reputation for producing world-leading research in critical health psychology, and an established and successful postgraduate programme in the subject.

Applications are invited for an energetic academic with drive and passion to join the School in a leadership role to play a key role in developing the University's profile in the field of critical health psychology and furthering our profile in the discipline internationally. As the successful candidate you will be instrumental in achieving our vision to be the defining Applied School of Psychology for Australasia and the South Pacific that makes a difference in individual and collective lives.

To be successful in appointment you will be a scholar of distinction with an outstanding record of published research, research leadership, and PhD supervision. You will be passionate about collaborative development and implementation of research strategy, have demonstrated success attracting external research funding and have ability to integrate research perspectives into teaching. You will have proven ability in critical social science methodologies and methods and have demonstrated experience in qualitative research methodologies. Candidates will have a primary research and teaching specialty in critical health psychology. Additional interests and insight into the role of ethno-cultural diversity in individual and population health would be beneficial, as would be aptitude and competence in course pedagogy.

With the flexibility to be based at one of our three campus locations in Wellington, Auckland or Palmerston North this role also offers a supportive self-determinant environment that embraces innovative research. Appointment will be on the Professor or Associate Professor scale at a level commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To learn more about Massey University and how we are making a difference go to

Enquiries regarding Critical Health Psychology can be directed to Professor Kerry Chamberlain

Should you require clarification on any aspect of this position, please contact Head of School, Associate Professor Ross Flett; e-mail

Information about the School of Psychology and the University can be accessed at and

Closing date: 30 May 2018

Reference number: A118-18CA

For further information and to apply online, visit: