Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Applied Psychology)

at University of Western Australia

Faculty of Science

School of Psychological Science

  • Tenurable teaching and research appointment
  • Full time or part-time work in a job share capacity is available
  • Salary range: Level B $97,310 - $115,350 p.a. or Level C $118,957 - $137,000 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the team

The School of Psychological Science comprises over 40 staff who deliver a world-class research and education experience to approximately 5000 undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. The School is also responsible for the research training of over 130 PhD students, many of whom have been awarded PhD scholarships.

The School's strengths have been recognised internationally, with Psychology at UWA ranked in the top 100 in both the QS World University rankings by subject, and in the recent ARWU rankings. UWA has received the highest rating (5: well above world standards) for Psychology in each of the three rounds of the national Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations: an achievement matched by only one other Australian university. These rankings reflect the quality of the staff in the School, our strong undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the School's capacity to attract substantial research grant funding and the high citation rates of our publications, particularly in Applied Psychology (e.g. Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Human Factors, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Neuropsychology).

About the opportunity

The successful applicant will be expected to play a significant role in further enhancing the international research reputation of the School, primarily in their applied field. You will be expected to attract research funds and develop collaborations with researchers within and outside the School. You will also be teaching in one of our applied programs and/or at undergraduate or honours level, supervising research students at Honours and postgraduate levels, and, if appropriate, help supervise placement students in one or more of the Applied Psychology programs. Your expertise in any psychological discipline will be considered, as long as your work is applied (e.g. applied social psychology, clinical or health psychology, neuropsychology, human factors, or organisational psychology). This position will play a key role in the development of research-led teaching and evidence-based practice in Applied Psychology.

To be considered for this position, you will hold a PhD qualification with a speciality in Psychology, an established track record in applied psychology research with publication in high quality journals with successful funding applications, relative to opportunity. You will also have demonstrated experience in high quality teaching with commitment to enhancing the student experience with evidence of good supervision of Honours, Masters and/or PhD students. Along with your strong interpersonal and communication skills, you will have a collegiate attitude and demonstrated capacity to work with diverse groups internally and externally with university colleagues, industry and government personnel.

For more information regarding the position or a confidential discussion, please contact:

Professor Romola Bucks, Head of School, Psychological Science, email: Romola.Bucks@uwa.edu.au A/Professor Shayne Loft, Deputy Head of School, Psychological Science, email: Shayne.Loft@uwa.edu.au

Dr Michael Weinborn, Postgraduate Program Director, email: Michael.Weinborn@uwa.edu.au

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria. You are encouraged to supply a curriculum vitae or academic portfolio in support of your application.

Closing date: Sunday, 17 February 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (Applied Psychology) .pdf

Additional information is contained in the Candidate Brochure: Download File School of Psychological Science Candidate Brochure.pdf

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please note, short-listed applicants will be invited to undertake selection activities between mid to late March 2019, which will include presenting colloquia and meetings with the selection committee members and other key senior staff and stakeholders.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI - inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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