Lecturer in Psychology

University of Queensland
December 06, 2022
Offerd Salary:$101,533 - $120,570
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • School of Psychology

  • Academic Level B

  • Part-time, fixed-term position for 3 years

  • Closing date Tuesday 6 December at 11.00pm AEST (R-19648)

  • About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Lecturer in Psychology to join our world-leading School of Psychology. This School is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, with a strong reputation built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. The School has collaborative relationships through cross-appointed staff with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

    As a Lecturer in Psychology, you will have the opportunity to develop your profile in teaching, research, service and engagement. The teaching component will focus on coordination and delivery of a large introductory level course in psychology, where you'll be supported to develop and deliver a blended learning curriculum and innovative assessment.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    1. Teaching

  • Coordinate and deliver PSYC1030: Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology in semesters 1 and 2. This includes: preparation and delivery of lectures and tutorials, coordination and leadership of postgraduate tutors, and management of course assessment and marking.

  • Maintain and improve the quality of the course as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.

  • Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.

  • Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.

  • 2. Research

  • Develop an independent and/or team research program to achieve national recognition and impact in the research area.

  • Work with colleagues and postgraduates in the development and conduct of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.

  • Maintain an active and effective record of publishing in high quality national research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications.

  • 3. Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Contribute to the supervision and marking of Honours students and the supervision of Higher Degree by Research students.
  • 4. Citizenship and Service

  • Efficiently manage allocated internal service roles and processes, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.

  • Effectively perform a range of administrative functions as required.

  • Provide support to other academic positions as needed and during absences.

  • Consistently demonstrate the UQ values.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

    We are seeking a dedicated Lecturer who possesses a PhD in Psychology. In addition, you will demonstrate:

  • Evidence of quality teaching at undergraduate or honours level.

  • Experience in course coordination, ideally of a large undergraduate course.

  • Evidence of contribution to curriculum design and course material in psychology, ideally at the first-year introductory level.

  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and/or Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.

  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a part-time (60% FTE), fixed-term position for 3 years commencing January 2023 through to December 2025 at Academic Level B.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $101,533 - $120,570 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794 - $141,067 per annum.

    The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours; purchased leave; flex-time.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Professor Virginia Slaughter, Head of School, via email at hos@psy.uq.edu.au .

    For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    About the Selection Process

    As part of the selection process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to outline their vision for PSYC1030: Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology in a 10-minute presentation to the panel at the start of their scheduled interview.

    Other Information

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    AHPRA registration: Is it a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds and maintains (or demonstrates eligibility to do so) full AHPRA registration.

    Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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