Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Macquarie University
July 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,787 to $136,995
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Exciting opportunity for an academic to develop and contribute to innovative and impactful Teaching and Research in Psychology at Macquarie University


  • 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: Full-time, continuing position

  • Job Family: Balanced – 40-40-20

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

  • The School of Psychological Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified academic to be actively involved in the development, implementation, and delivery of units in the Undergraduate suite of courses within the School, including the Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences and accredited Undergraduate and Postgraduate Psychology degrees, as well as engaging in research.

    About You

    You will have a tertiary qualifications in psychological sciences, and the capacity to design, deliver units and courses at the undergraduate level. You will also have a strong track record in research relative to experience. 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.

    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 which 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 expect all our leaders to 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) & Level C (Senior Lecturer):

  • A PhD or equivalent tertiary qualifications in Psychology.

  • Exceptional teaching skills and demonstrated ability to deliver high- quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of online and face-to-face content, lectures, tutorials, and assessments, with demonstrated evidence of excellent student outcomes and reflective practice.

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching in units in cognitive science topics such as psycholinguistics, neuroscience, attention, neuroimaging, disorders of the brain.

  • Demonstrated experience also in teaching in psychology units in accredited psychology courses in Australia.

  • 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 levels.

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

  • Research track record that is compatible with the research strengths of staff within the School of Psychological Sciences at Macquarie University.

  • Additional Essential for Level C (Senior Lecturer):

  • Experience and capacity to successfully supervise Honours, Masters and PhD research students in psychological sciences.

  • 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.

  • Please note: Applications for this position is only being accepted from Australian citizens, permanent residents and those currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

    This position requires criminal record and qualifications checking.

    Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Maria Kangas, Head of School of Psychological Sciences, at [email protected] or Professor Naomi Sweller, Director of Education, School of Psychological Sciences.

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

    Applications Close: Wednesday 31st July 2024 11.59 PM AEST

    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:

    31/07/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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