University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Psychology


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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Job no: 5120170 & 5120200 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Salary: Level B/ C – Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. OR Level C - $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join a leading psychology school with specialised research hubs and centres for impactful research opportunities.
  • Contribute to a collaborative and dynamic academic team focused on innovation and academic leadership.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences presents an exciting opportunity for academics looking to make a significant impact in the field of psychology. As a leading institution in Australia, our active research programs and specialised research hubs and centresoffer a unique platform for your career growth. Join our dynamic team, contribute to our teaching programs, and align your research expertise with our research hubs and centres. Whether you're an established scholar or an emerging talent, we offer a supportive and collaborative team culture where you can make a difference in research, education, and engagement.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • To conduct research in the appointee's area of expertise, independently and in collaboration with others.
  • To contribute actively with colleagues to the continuing development of one or more research hubs or centres.
  • To teach in the School's undergraduate, fourth-year and/or Masters programs.
  • Who We Are Looking For You have a strong background in relevant research and a genuine commitment to research-led teaching. You're motivated to contribute through administration and engagement, aligning with the university's mission statement.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research higher degree in Psychology or a cognate discipline.
  • Evidence of achieving (Level C) or the potential to achieve (Level B) international standing in psychology via research track record.
  • Evidence of success in contributing to applications for or in obtaining external research funding.
  • Evidence of success in building productive research collaborations.
  • A track record of successful supervision of postgraduate students.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

    Your New Team – Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, ranked among the top schools of psychology in Australia and globally, offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a profound impact in the field. With a focus on excellence in research and teaching, the School attracts exceptional students and fosters a vibrant community of academic, teaching, and research professionals. Collaborative research links with prestigious institutions and departments further enrich the academic environment.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Please note that interviews will be scheduled for the 3rd week in January to accommodate the holiday season.

    Advertised: 13 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 13 Dec 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Job details


    Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Psychology


    University of Melbourne




    November 13, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 13, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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