Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Oct 2023

  • Have you got demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in Forensic Psychology at University-level?
  • Do you have a PhD in Psychology and a research agenda in the area of Forensic Psychology?
  • Are you developing a record of scholarly research and publications?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About our university

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Pūkenga/Lecturer in Forensic Psychology.

The University has an excellent research culture and Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro, School of Psychology , is recognised as being within the top echelon of psychology departments in New Zealand. The Forensic Psychology team has an active research culture with a substantial number of postgraduate students and access to extensive networks in the community and research collaborations across Victoria, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the world.

Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro has a strong commitment to equity and diversity, and specifically to bicultural practice in research and teaching consistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Both staff and students at Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro are enthusiastic about building and further developing our new Bachelor of Psychology, which includes a major in Criminal Justice Psychology. Moreover, the School is home to the only MSc programme in Forensic Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The successful applicant will preferentially have a focus on Clinical Forensic Psychology or Health and Mental Health in a Forensic Context. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Forensic Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities in a Forensic Context, Investigative Psychology, Eyewitness Testimony, Offender Rehabilitation, and Human Aggression.

Key requirements:

  • A PhD in Psychology
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in Forensic Psychology at university-level teaching and learning in the discipline of Forensic Psychology, with demonstrated quality in the delivery of teaching programmes, and evidence of commitment to the use of different pedagogies and technologies to enhance teaching and research
  • A developing record of scholarly research and publications
  • A research agenda in the area of Forensic Psychology, preferably with a focus on Clinical Forensic Psychology, or Health and Mental Health in a Forensic Context
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusivity, and diversity
  • Evidence of successfully attracting funding for research activities, or distinct potential to do so

Role description - For further information please click apply to be redirected to the company vacancy page.

Applications close on Monday 2 October 2023.

Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Professor Juan J. Canales (juan.j.canales@vuw.ac.nz ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application steps and information

Download and complete the university application form , combine this with your CV and cover letter into one document (preferably a PDF). Then click Apply and follow the steps. If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the combined document to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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