Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 13 Dec 2023

Job no: 5120170 & 5120200
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Continuing 
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Level B/ C –  Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. OR Level C - $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join a leading psychology school with specialised research hubs and centres for impactful research opportunities.
  • Contribute to a collaborative and dynamic academic team focused on innovation and academic leadership.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences presents an exciting opportunity for academics looking to make a significant impact in the field of psychology. As a leading institution in Australia, our active research programs and specialised research hubs and centresoffer a unique platform for your career growth. Join our dynamic team, contribute to our teaching programs, and align your research expertise with our research hubs and centres. Whether you're an established scholar or an emerging talent, we offer a supportive and collaborative team culture where you can make a difference in research, education, and engagement.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To conduct research in the appointee’s area of expertise, independently and in collaboration with others.
  • To contribute actively with colleagues to the continuing development of one or more research hubs or centres.
  • To teach in the School’s undergraduate, fourth-year and/or Masters programs.

Who We Are Looking For
You have a strong background in relevant research and a genuine commitment to research-led teaching. You're motivated to contribute through administration and engagement, aligning with the university's mission statement.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research higher degree in Psychology or a cognate discipline.
  • Evidence of achieving (Level C) or the potential to achieve (Level B) international standing in psychology via research track record.
  • Evidence of success in contributing to applications for or in obtaining external research funding.
  • Evidence of success in building productive research collaborations.
  • A track record of successful supervision of postgraduate students.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position

Your New Team – Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, ranked among the top schools of psychology in Australia and globally, offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a profound impact in the field. With a focus on excellence in research and teaching, the School attracts exceptional students and fosters a vibrant community of academic, teaching, and research professionals. Collaborative research links with prestigious institutions and departments further enrich the academic environment.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that interviews will be scheduled for the 3rd week in January to accommodate the holiday season.

Position Description

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