Senior Lecturer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 17 Oct 2022 ; 17 Oct 2022

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Work type:Full-time
Location:Melbourne - Burwood

  • Based at our Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and Continuing
  • Level AC_C $127,561 - $146,683 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Cloud Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The Faculty of Health seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer who demonstrates excellence in teaching and learning across all levels and modes including clinical settings.

Reporting to the Head of the School of Psychology, The Senior Lecturer will be required to lead the Master of Psychology (Organisational) program, teach, undertake research, publish, and attract research funding for the area of Organisational Psychology, preferably with expertise in the area of leadership and/or organisational change.

The successful candidate will have a reputation at the national level in research and scholarship, through publication or exhibition and will also represent the Faculty or University at academic, professional, and civic forums.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Demonstrate excellent scholarly learning and teaching across all levels and modes (including for example in the cloud and in clinical settings) with an emerging reputation at the national level
  • Make a significant contribution to the moderation and maintenance of academic standards, and the development of course and unit curriculum that exemplifies Deakin’s curriculum framework, and meets external requirements such as the Higher Education Standards Framework and professional accreditation
  • Design and implement best practice assessment and evidence of student learning outcomes at Unit and Course level, and leading assessment panels
  • Conduct mentoring of colleagues to help improve their teaching practices
  • Provide leadership in teaching and learning through roles such as Course Director or Unit Chair of high enrolling courses or units
  • Lead teaching teams to develop effective unit and course curricula and learning material (including through course leadership roles)
  • Make significant contribution within their specific areas of research, scholarship or creative activity
  • Lead growing, increasingly productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage in and increasingly develop and lead academic or other collaborations that enable novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Make significant contribution to the supervision, management and timely completion of HDR students
  • Support industry partnerships that provide HDRs and ECRs with industry experience
  • Lead the implementation of the University’s community engagement agenda

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent) and/or high level (more than 5 years) professional practice experience as an Organisational Psychologist
  • Professional Doctorate or Masters in Organisational Psychology
  • Registration as a Psychologist in Australia
  • Holds Area of Endorsement for Organisational Psychology
  • Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor
  • Organisational/Work psychology through personal teaching and academic leadership
  • Ability to contribute to the Faculty’s undergraduate and post graduate teaching programs in a manner that influences, motivates and inspires students to learn
  • Ability to develop and administer assessment regimes and provide feedback that fosters independent learning. Particularly competency-based assessments
  • Ability to develop curricula and resources that reflect an understanding of Organisational Psychology in the area of Leadership and/or Organisational change
  • Experience in the design and development of premium online learning resources.
  • Experience with e-learning tools
  • Experience of working as a productive member of a research team with a scholarly publication record based on research or practice
  • Ability to present research seminars and publish in reputed international journals
  • Capacity to supervise research students in School’s area of research strength
  • Successful track record of attracting nationally competitive or industry research funding. Knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and contemporary issues *desirable
  • Ability to contribute to the development and maintenance of partnerships with professional associations, for example the APS, and College of Organisational Psychologist and with domestic or international educational institutions (and industry) *desirable
  • Applied for and/or attracted research funding or consultancy income in the area of research strength for the School of Psychology *desirable

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 PD Senior Lecturer Psychology.pdf

Applications for this position close on 17 October 2022

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Infrequent travel will be required
  • Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Jane McGillivray, Head of School Psychology at

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

Advertised:19 Sep 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:17 Oct 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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