Lecturer in Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 20 Jun 2024

  • Contribute to UWA's top-ranked psychology programs, enhancing education in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
  • Engage with industry partners and support research initiatives, enriching student placements and collaborative opportunities.
  • Level B, full-time appointment on a tenurable basis
  • Base salary range: $108,509 - $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

School of Psychological Science

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong 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 teaching and research staff who deliver a world-class research and education experience to thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. The School is also responsible for the research training of over 120 PhD students, many of whom have been awarded PhD scholarships. The School is research intensive with internationally recognized expertise in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Human Factors, Social and Personality Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Perception, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology.

The School runs a highly sought after APAC accredited Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology course, which can be completed stand-alone or in combination with a PhD. In parallel with this course, the School also offers an internationally well-regarded Master of Business Psychology, as well as a condensed Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology. Teaching delivery modes are in-person, as well as interactive online.

About the opportunity

In this teaching-focussed position, you will substantially teach in to, and provide some leadership of, the Industrial and Organisational Psychology and Business Psychology postgraduate programs. This includes unit coordination (including some coordination of placements), placement supervision, teaching preparation and delivery (including marking), and potentially supervision of Honours, Masters, and PhD students. You will also be involved in some direction of the program, and contribute to the core service activities of the School and the University.

About you 

As a dedicated academic with a doctoral or Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology, you will have a proven track record in high-quality teaching and curriculum development. Your strong industry connections, commitment to inclusive teaching practices and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. You should hold (or be eligible to obtain) endorsement as an Organisational Psychologist, and hold Board Approved Supervisor status with  the Psychology Board of Australia (or show eligibility to obtain this).

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • A doctoral degree in Organisational Psychology or a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology, with discipline-relevant experience.
  • Record of outstanding contribution to high quality teaching or education in the field of  Industrial and Organisational Psychology, and evidence of capacity to develop curriculum and a commitment to continuous improvement and enhancing the student experience.
  • Evidence of Board Approved Supervisor status with the Psychology Board of Australia, or eligibility to apply for this status.
  • Evidence of Endorsement as an Organisational Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, or current participation in an Organisational Psychology Registrar program, or evidence of eligibility and intention to endorse as an Organisational Psychologist.
  • High level of knowledge of psychological theories, models, and evidence-based interventions to solve complex organisational problems.
  • Ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels evidenced by a record of effective teamwork and a proven capacity to work with diverse groups, ideally within and between Schools and in collaborative research or training partnerships.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   PD - Lecturer in Industrial and Organisational Psychology 517502.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria .

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 20 June 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Romina Palermo at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


Advertised:30 May 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:20 Jun 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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