Lecturer - School of Psychology

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Apr 2020

2 year Fixed Term, Full time with possibility of further extension.

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

About us

The School of Psychology is committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and research, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in the areas of psychology.

Psychology at Curtin received a 5 Star rating for teaching quality, learning resources, student support and skills development in the 2019 Good Universities Guide, and retained its 5 Star rating for learner engagement. FoR 17 (Psychology) was again rated as ‘Above World Ranking’ in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia exercise.

Your new role

Develop a world class research programme, and contribute to teaching and research student supervision with your solid understanding of statistics and research methods.
You will bring to the role

  • A doctoral qualification in Psychology.
  • Be eligible for membership of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Demonstrated high level teaching skill and a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching delivery.
  • A strong understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice.
  • A record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of an emerging track record in successful competitive grant applications. Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students.
  • Demonstrated experience / capacity to undertake unit coordination.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • What we offer you
    • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance
    • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set
    • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation
    • Extensive learning and development available

    For further information on Curtin’s employee benefits visit

    Next steps

    Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. Please attach a document outlining your suitability for the role against the selection criteria. This can be found in the position description found in the link above.

    To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/sender/?s=download&token=88e122af-7c0b-4069-a5c8-71089dd10eac  

    Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

    At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.
    Contact details

    To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

    Adrian North
    Head of School, School of Psychology

    Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact

    Once you have applied, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. If you do not receive confirmation via email, please email our team at curtincareers@curtin.edu.au . Please ensure you check your spam folders for this email before contacting the team.

    Applications close: 9:00pm, Monday 6 April 2020


    Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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