Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor (Clinical 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 C $118,957 - $137,000 p.a. or Level D $143,010 - $157,443 p.a.

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 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.

The School runs several advanced postgraduate courses including a Master of Clinical Psychology and the only Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology program in the state. The former is completed in combination with the PhD. The School runs a well-equipped Robin Winkler Clinic which enables Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology trainees the opportunity to provide supervised individual and group treatments for people with a wide range of difficulties. A paediatric and adult neuropsychological assessment service is also available through the Clinic.

About the opportunity

The School has a unique opportunity for a passionate academic and qualified Clinical Psychologist to join their research intensive and collaborative team. The position will play a significant part in further developing the international research reputation of the School, especially in Clinical Psychology.

The role carries the expectation that the individual will attract research funds and develop collaborations with researchers within and outside the School. The role includes teaching in Clinical Psychology at postgraduate level, and/or at undergraduate or honours level, and supervising research students at Honours and postgraduate levels.

It is also expected that the position provides assistance with the clinical psychology clinic, in terms of administration, operation and/or promotion and expansion of services, and provide supervision of placement students in the Clinical Psychology program for adult, older adult, or paediatric individual and group interventions, where appropriate. The appointee will play a key role in the development of research-led teaching and evidence-based practice in Psychology.

To be considered for this position, you must hold the following:

  • Master or Doctoral degree qualification in Clinical Psychology.
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, or eligibility for full registration.
  • Full membership, or demonstrable evidence of eligibility for membership, of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), or the potential to become endorsed.
  • Approval as an Endorsed clinical supervisor of higher degree clinical psychology trainees by the PsyBA, or the capacity to achieve endorsement.

The successful applicant will also demonstrate competence in the supervision of clinical psychologists, contribution and commitment to high-quality teaching, track record in clinical psychology research with high-quality publication outcomes and successful funding applications, as well as supervision of Honours, Masters and/or PhD students.

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

Professor Romola Bucks, Head of School, Psychological Science, email:

Dr Michael Weinborn, Postgraduate Program Director, email:

Closing date: Sunday, 17 February 2019

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.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (Clinical 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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