Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Macquarie University
February 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,787 to $136,995
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Contract Type:fixed-term teaching
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Seeking a suitably qualified academic to be involved in the development, implementation, and delivery of units in the Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences


  • Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B) from $115,787 to $136,995 or Senior Lecturer (Level C) from $141,376 to $162,584 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week) fixed-term position available until December 2027.

  • Location: Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)

  • The School of Psychological Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified academic to be involved in the development, implementation, and delivery of units in the Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences course at Macquarie University, as well as make further contributions to teaching and curriculum design across the School including Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs. This position is a fixed-term teaching and research position.


    You will have a tertiary qualification in cognitive science or psychology or a related discipline, and the capacity to design, and deliver units and programs at the undergraduate level. Additionally, you will possess a willingness to embrace educational technology, blended learning and educational innovation.

    ABOUT US The School of Psychological Sciences is ranked in the top 75 Psychology Departments in the world and is at the forefront of excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. We offer accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Psychology with the largest suite of postgraduate programs in New South Wales. We also offer the Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences degree.

    The School sits under the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS) whose current education suite includes courses in clinical science, physiotherapy, medicine, exercise and sports science, public health, psychology, cognitive sciences, linguistics, audiology, and speech pathology. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise that incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics.

    We foster a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to achieve excellence in teaching and to enhance the research performance of the University. We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff and live our values of Caring, Integrity, Teamwork, Ambition, Innovation, and Engagement.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    TO APPLY To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (3-page maximum) cover letter that details how you meet each of the following selection criteria:

    Essential criteria for Level B (Lecturer):

  • A PhD or equivalent tertiary qualifications in Cognitive Sciences or Psychology or related discipline.

  • A commitment and capability to deliver high-quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of face-to-face and on-line content, lectures, tutorials, and assessments, with evidence of excellent student outcomes and reflective practice.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to relate to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment , and work effectively in a team environment.

  • Evidence of successful delivery to diverse student cohorts and of creating a positive student experience characterised by strong engagement at the undergraduate level.

  • Experience in teaching in cognitive science topics including cognitive and brain sciences, attention, and disorders of the brain.

  • Demonstrated strong track record in research, relative to opportunity, including research grants and peer reviewed publications.

  • Additional Essential for Level C (Senior Lecturer):

  • Experience and capacity to successfully supervise Honours, Masters and/ or PhD research students.

  • Ability to proactively engage or partner with industry and professional bodies on relevant research and / or teaching projects and to represent the School to external stakeholders and the general public

  • Demonstrated experience to make a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the School and Faculty along with a track record of effective teamwork.

  • Outstanding learning and teaching experience with demonstrated experience of involvement in course/curriculum development.

  • Essential at both levels

  • Available to commence position by May 2024.
  • Please note: This position is only being accepted from Australian citizens, permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights. This position requires criminal record and qualifications checking.

    Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Maria Kangas, Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, at [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Nithya Elango, HR Assistant, at [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday 18th February 2024 at 11.59 PM AEDT

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    18/02/2024 11:59 PM

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