Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Yarra, Australia
02 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Academic Level B, $94,910 - $112,364 plus 17% super
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed-term contract
  • Alphington location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

To participate in the research activities and teaching in the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Sciences, to assist with research consultancies undertaken by the CFBS, to teach postgraduate students in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Behavioural Sciences, to provide supervision to postgraduate students and research supervision to fourth year and postgraduate students, to assist in the administration of the Forensic Behavioural Science program. 

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology
  • Ability to design and conduct independent research projects. A record of accomplishment developing publications in relevant areas and a demonstration of ongoing research activities within Forensic This position is currently located at the Alphington campus but the incumbent may be required to undertake duties at any of the University's campuses. Thus, the incumbent must be willing to travel between campuses and work at a range of locations.
  • Ability to plan, design, and conduct research and to analyse and communicate research outcomes within a broader overall team environment, to identify complementary expertise and initiate appropriate collaborations

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Why Work at Swinburne

Further information, contacts and support

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To start an application click on apply at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Brett McIvor on +61 3 9214 6222. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on inclusion@swin.edu.au, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on strautmann@swin.edu.au. 

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 18 June 2018. 

For further details on How to Apply, including Hints & Tips, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.