Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology




The School of Psychological Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified academic to be actively involved in the development, implementation, and delivery of units in the Master of Clinical Psychology and Undergraduate Psychology suite of programs within the School, as well as engaging in research supervision.


  • Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B) from $115,787 to $136,995 or Senior Lecturer (Level C) from $141,376 to $162,584 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type: Full time position for 5 months 31st January 2024 – 1st July, 2024

  • Location: Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)

  • The School of Psychological Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified academic to be actively involved in the development, implementation, and delivery of units in the Master of Clinical Psychology and Undergraduate Psychology suite of programs within the School, as well as engaging in research supervision.


    You will have a tertiary qualification in psychology or a related discipline, and the capacity to design, deliver units and programs at the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels, including the Master of Clinical Psychology Course. You will also have a strong track record in research supervision. Additionally, you will possess a willingness to embrace educational technology, blended learning and educational innovation.

    ABOUT US The School of Psychological Sciences is ranked in the top 75 Psychology Departments in the world and is at the forefront of excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. We offer accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Psychology with the largest suite of postgraduate programs in New South Wales. We also offer the Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences degree.

    The School sits under the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS) whose current education suite includes courses in clinical science, physiotherapy, medicine, exercise and sports science, public health, psychology, cognitive sciences, linguistics, audiology, and speech pathology. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics.

    We foster a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to achieve excellence in teaching and to enhance the research performance of the University. We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff and live our values of Caring, Integrity, Teamwork, Ambition, Innovation, and Engagement.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    TO APPLY To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (3-page maximum) cover letter that details how you meet each of the following selection criteria:

    Essential criteria for Level B (Lecturer) & Level C (Senior Lecturer):

  • A PhD or equivalent tertiary qualifications in Psychology.

  • Experience in teaching evidence-based assessment methods and evidence- based core components of cognitive-behavioural therapy approaches and counselling skills across the lifespan, including working with children and adult clients with a range of mental health problems.

  • Experience in teaching in psychology units in accredited programs.

  • A commitment and capability to deliver high-quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of online and face-to-face content, lectures, tutorials, and assessments, with evidence of excellent student outcomes and reflective practice.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to relate to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment, and work effectively in a team environment.

  • Evidence of successful delivery to diverse student cohorts and of creating a positive student experience characterised by strong engagement at the undergraduate and /or postgraduate levels.

  • Additional Essential for Level C (Senior Lecturer):

  • Experience and capacity to successfully supervise Masters and / or PhD research students.

  • Ability to proactively engage or partner with industry and professional bodies on relevant research and / or teaching projects and to represent the School to external stakeholders and the general public

  • Demonstrated experience to make a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the School and Faculty along with a track record of effective teamwork.

  • Outstanding learning and teaching experience with demonstrated experience of involvement in course/curriculum development.

  • Preferred/Desirable at both levels

  • Experience in, and/or with the teaching of, applied and/or translational research skills in psychological sciences.

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to teaching across both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in psychological sciences.

  • Registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Demonstrated strong track record in research, relative to opportunity.

  • Available to commence role by 30th January 2024

  • This position requires criminal record and qualifications checking.

    Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Maria Kangas, Head of School of Psychological Sciences, at [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Shubha Moorthy, HR Officer, at [email protected]

    Applications Close: Wednesday 29th November at 11.55pm AEST

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    29/11/2023 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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    Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology


    Macquarie University




    November 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 29, 2023

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    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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