Lecturer in Sport/Performance/Exercise Psychology

University of Queensland
July 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,201 - $128,201
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  • School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Educate future generations & create an exceptional student experience

  • Genuine career progression opportunities via our academic promotions process

  • Based at our vibrant and picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    About This Opportunity

    The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences seeks to appoint an outstanding Lecturer to the field of psychological and/or behavioural science applications to human movement (sport, exercise, human performance). You will work collaboratively within a team of academics to conduct high quality research, deliver quality teaching, and provide service to the profession and the broader community.

    As a teaching and research academic at level B, you will be expected to achieve national recognition in your field of research. You will focus your efforts on growing your profile in teaching (including clinical teaching, where appropriate), research, and service and engagement. At this level, you may coordinate or lead the activities of other staff and will usually contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.

    Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the development of new programs and course material.

  • Teaching across different settings and actively contributing towards educational practice and innovative curriculum design.

  • Coordinating courses, preparing and delivering lectures and tutorials and undertaking assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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

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

  • Maintaining an active and effective record of publishing in high quality national research journals.

  • Contributing to the supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.

  • Involvement in recruitment, selection and onboarding of employees and managing employee performance and conduct.

  • Actively developing partnerships by fostering relationships with colleagues, industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.

  • This is a teaching & research position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    This is a full-time (100%), continuing position. At Academic level B, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,201 - $128,201, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $126,595 - $149,996 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You
  • Completion of a PhD in a field relevant to psychology and/or behaviour science related to human movement.

  • A growing profile in teaching and research and/or scholarship of teaching in the discipline area such as psychological and/or behavioural science applications to sport, exercise and/or human performance.

  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and conference presentations.

  • Evidence of seeking and/or obtaining and managing external funding for research projects.

  • Evidence of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours, and/or postgraduate level across a variety of settings, including small and large groups.

  • Experience in course coordination and/or contribution to the development and continuous innovation of programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area.

  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and/or Higher Degree by Research students.

  • Experience in meaningful academic service roles and active contributions to external engagement activities and with relevant professional associations.

  • Visa sponsorship and relocation support may be available for this appointment subject to individual candidate eligibility. You can find out more about life in Australia's Sunshine State here.


    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor John Cairney, Head of School, at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

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

  • Resume

  • Cover letter with responses to the ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    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 the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, 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.

    Applications close Friday 12th July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-39249)

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