Director, Massey University Psychology Clinic

Palmerston North, New Zealand
07 May 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palmerston North

The appointee will be a practicing senior psychologist with a recognised Postgraduate Clinical Psychology qualification and must either be, or be eligible to, register with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and to hold a valid Annual Practice Certificate, and be eligible for registration under the Clinical Scope. A minimum of five years practice experience, demonstrated leadership skills and management experience is required. Familiarity with cognitive-behaviourally orientated assessment and treatment approaches is essential.

The appointee will have direct responsibility for the established Psychology Clinic on the Turitea campus in Palmerston North and for establishing and maintaining clinical and health psychology services to clients, through the initiation and procurement of research and service contracts. The clinic is a teaching facility and has an essential role in supporting the School's clinical psychology training programme. The role of the Director involves management of staff, the administration of the Clinic as a centre of excellence, the design and implementation of clinical services to a selected range of clients, and the facilitation and management of the applied practice research that is a focus of the Psychology Clinic. The role may also include direct supervision of placement students and interns. The Director will be able to coordinate the development of a coherent programme of research and will either develop an active research profile that complements the existing activity in the Psychology Clinic or may choose instead to focus on contribution to teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have had demonstrable success in obtaining and successfully delivering on externally funded grants for consultancy/service-delivery and/or for clinical research.

Collaborative research among colleagues within Massey University's expanding multi-campus Psychology programme is encouraged. As part of Massey University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, the School of Psychology incorporates a bicultural focus into its programmes and practice.

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

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

Closing date: 4 June 2018
Reference number: A120-18CA

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