Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (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.

About the opportunity

In our commitment to continual improvement of the student experience, the School is looking to appoint an individual with an interest in providing an exceptional undergraduate experience. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in research-led teaching, pedagogy, online delivery, flipped classrooms, inclusive teaching that addresses diversity in education, or in other, innovative, evidence-based teaching practices or technologies. The role includes teaching at undergraduate and/or honours level, and supervising research students at Honours and postgraduate levels. The appointee will play a role in the development of research-led teaching in Psychology.

In addition, the candidate will have a strong research background that will contribute to UWA's research profile and funding opportunities, and inform your teaching. You will be expected to play a significant part in further developing the international research reputation of the School. The role carries the expectation that the individual will attract research funds and develop collaborations with researchers within and outside the School. The appointee will also contribute to the core service activities of the School and Faculty and to the University's community and engagement agenda.

To be considered for this position, you will hold a PhD qualification with a speciality in Psychology, established track record in psychology research with publication outputs and successful funding of applications relative to opportunity. Experience in high quality teaching in psychology with a commitment to continuous improvement and enhancing student experience and a collegiate attitude is considered essential. The successful applicant must demonstrate the capacity to work with diverse groups internally with university colleagues and externally with industry and/or 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 (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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