Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Mar 2024

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. As Aotearoa New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city, this iho draws from our long heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The University is currently recruiting a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology, on a permanent, full-time contract in the School of Education . This position will commence as soon as possible thereafter.

You will have relevant academic qualifications and training in Educational Psychology that may include expertise related to the provision of educational and behavioural supports to children and adolescents with, or at-risk of, learning difficulties and/or mental health concerns.

Experience in and knowledge of culturally responsive and appropriate practices in Educational Psychology is essential. We welcome applications from people with expertise in mātauranga Māori and/or with expertise, knowledge and experience working with Māori and Pacific communities.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Educational Psychology, seek external research funding, and recruit and supervise Masters and PhD students in research topics related to their area of specialisation.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in Educational Psychology or a related field of Psychology and have experience and specialisation in applied research related to providing educational and behavioural supports to children and adolescents with, or at-risk of, learning difficulties and/or mental health concerns. Experience in and knowledge of quantitative research methods and registration (or eligibility for registration) with the New Zealand Psychologist Board is desirable. At the Senior Lecturer level, the successful candidate will have a well-established research platform and publication record.

The successful candidate will be able to effectively engage and mentor students from different backgrounds, and also demonstrate the ability to work collegially in a team, contribute effectively to the administration of the programme and provide evidence of a commitment to our obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in an academic and professional context. The School of Education holds a commitment to research and teaching that engages mātauranga Māori and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team consists of internationally recognised scholars with expertise in a range of areas related to the practice of Educational/School Psychology, including ADHD, Autism, Bullying Prevention, Learning and Motivation, Educational Neuroscience, Human Development, and Mental Health. We have a nationally accredited programme for training Educational Psychologists at the Masters level and strong community connections, including a community-based early intervention centre. You would benefit from joining a collaborative and supportive team of scholars operating within the scientist-practitioner and evidence-based training models.

How to Apply:

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If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with: Associate Professor, Sue Cherrington, Head of School of Education ( [email protected]) .  

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