Professor of Psychology (Education Focused)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Marrickville, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Apr 2024

19 Mar 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

29 Apr 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • An exciting opportunity for an outstanding senior academic to contribute to the education in Psychology in a collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Based at Camperdown Campus, Sydney, close to parks, public transport hubs and shopping districts
  • Join the Sydney Horizon Educators cohort in the Faculty of Science
  • Continuing full-time position with an attractive remuneration package
  • Access up to AUD$30K to support education-related activities, including education-related research and education-related professional development and learning

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney welcomes applications for a Professor of Psychology (Education Focused) in the School of Psychology, Faculty of Science. With the introduction of the new University of Sydney Enterprise Agreement 2023-26, the University has committed to establishing and advertising new continuing education-focused (EF) academic positions. The positions in this opportunity are for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, educational practice and innovation, and research capability (in disciplinary and/or education-related research). This newly-recruited group of educators will support an uplift in the teaching capability and student experience at the University of Sydney.

The School of Psychology offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate training in Psychology. Embracing the scientist-practitioner model, the School strives to excel in education by using research-led and evidence-based teaching delivered by academics who are at the nexus of teaching and research. Its flagship program at the undergraduate level is the accredited Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). At the postgraduate level, the school offers the coveted accredited Masters in Clinical Psychology, equipping graduates with essential skills, knowledge, and values for successful leadership in psychological practice.

The Professor of Psychology (Education Focused) will lead efforts to enhance student learning through innovative educational practices. This role involves designing, implementing, and evaluating educational initiatives, coordinating high-quality teaching, and spearheading projects to explore pedagogical advancements, curriculum development, and program design within the School and Faculty to elevate the University's reputation as a leader in education in Psychology.

The ideal candidate will pioneer innovative teaching methods, develop and assess program-level-materials, and contribute to the global advancement of teaching methodologies. Responsibilities also include significant research in education, securing project funding, and representing the University at national and international forum.

The Professor of Psychology (Education Focused) dedicates the majority of their contribution to teaching and teaching-related activities (up to 70%), with a minimum of 20% research and 10% governance, service, and engagement. Additionally, you will mentor junior academics, providing advice on teaching methodologies, education research approaches, publications, and career advancement.

Successful candidates will join the Sydney Horizon Educators cohort. For further insights into this exciting opportunity, we invite you to watch this video .

About you (Skills, capabilities and experience)

The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Hold a PhD in Psychology or closely related field
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of strategic issues within the higher education sector
  • Maintain a broad network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions
  • Have an international reputation as an authority in educational design and delivery, including recognition for achieving improved or consistently excellent student outcomes, educational innovation, educational leadership and/or well-regarded pedagogical or disciplinary research
  • Hold distinguished record of educational excellence, evidenced by contributions to student learning, recognition and innovative practices
  • Have a proven record for obtaining external funding for scholarly activities and research
  • Possess significant experience in leadership and management within the higher education, including excellence in supervision and/or mentoring
  • Demonstrated success in leading an academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing a student enabling environment

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a continuing position on a full-time basis, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance will be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Candidate Information Brochure

Click to view the Position Description for this role.

For a copy of the candidate information brochure, a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact:

Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations) by email [email protected]

Closing Date: 11:59pm, Monday, 29 April 2024


To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role-required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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