Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Massey University, School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
New Zealand

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (A423-17CA)


School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Psychology is looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology


Location: Albany

Term: Permanent

Grade: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Salary: TBA

Applications close: 11:45 p.m. on 15 February 2018

Job description
Position overview


College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

School of Psychology 

Permanent, Full-time


We are seeking to fill an academic position for a clinical psychologist who is a scientist-practitioner and will contribute to, and benefit from, the strong research culture that has developed in the School over the past decade. The successful candidate will play a part in developing the School of Psychology’s vision to be the defining Applied School of Psychology for Australasia and the South Pacific that makes a difference in individual and collective lives. The position is on the Albany (Auckland) campus and fills a vacancy in the Clinical Psychology Training team. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from Clinical Psychologists with expertise in Child and Family, Clinical Gero-psychology, Evidenced based Psychological Interventions, and/or Applied Criminal Psychology.


Clinical psychology training is composed of theoretical, research and clinical practicum components. Advanced theoretical courses and supervision of clinical and research work are supported by clinical training staff in concert with academic staff. An essential requirement is registration as a Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, under the Clinical scope of practice (or proven eligibility for such registration if the applicant is from overseas; registered Psychologists in Australia and the United Kingdom are eligible to practice in NZ). Applicants must have an earned doctorate (PhD or DClinPsych) and, in the case of applicants for a Senior Lectureship, a record of past research productivity as defined by publications in international refereed journals, and some experience in teaching and supervision.


There are opportunities for both clinical practice and research in the Psychology Clinic in Albany. 
As a member of the teaching staff, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the programme in terms of curriculum revision, meeting accreditation criteria, and enhancing student learning opportunities.


A programme of independent research is of critical importance for this position, and collaboration with other staff in the School is strongly encouraged. Experienced researchers are expected to have a developed platform of research and evidence of successful completion of research supervision at masters and doctoral level, with a record of externally funded research highly desirable. New researchers will be expected to develop their research platform and experience with supervision and external funding bids. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish links with major organisations such as the local District Health Board, the Accident Compensation Corporation, or private mental health agencies, for consulting and evaluation purposes. Collaborative teaching and research among colleagues within Massey University's expanding multi-campus Psychology programmes will be a priority. Staff are required by the Head of School to teach for short periods on any campus of the University. As part of Massey University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, the School of Psychology incorporates a bicultural focus into its programmes. So knowledge of and experience with Māori culture and its implications for clinical practice would be valued in this position, and we especially welcome applications from Maori Clinical psychologists.


It is expected that this position will be available early in 2018. Appointment will be on the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer scale according to qualifications and experience.


Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Dr. Simon Bennett, Director of the Clinical Programme (s.t.bennett@massey.ac.nz), or Professor James Liu, Head of the School of Psychology (j.h.liu@massey.ac.nz). Information about the School of Psychology and the University can be accessed at http://psychology.massey.ac.nz


Purpose statement

To provide teaching, research and professional activities in Clinical Psychology that will enhance the School of Psychology and the University’s contribution to research and service in clinical psychology assessment and treatment.


Responsible to

Head of School


Key accountabilities

  1. Teaching: 
    • Undertake the teaching and course coordination of undergraduate courses you are requested to contribute to with an emphasis in the areas of abnormal psychology and research methods.
    • Undertake the teaching and coordination of postgraduate courses you are requested to contribute to with an emphasis on assessment, treatment, and professional practice.
    • Undertake the teaching of block mode/campus courses/regional courses on a different campus to where you are normally situated.
    • Ongoing development of the structure and content of the course(s) for which you are the Course or Offering Coordinator. 
    • Supervising and assessing student work. 
    • "Guest lecture" for other staff within the School in areas of clinical psychology. 
    • Support and provide supervision to postgraduate research students.
    • Supervising and contributing to professional development within clinical training through consultancy work within the environment of the Psychology Clinic, and the development of areas of nationally recognised clinical expertise.
    • Support the ongoing development of the Clinic in Albany as a facility that meets the needs of diverse cultural groups within New Zealand and fulfils the University's obligations for bicultural initiatives within the Treaty of Waitangi
    • Undertake professional development activities consistent with teaching and supervision, including developing knowledge in Māori knowledge and practices relevant for clinical psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 
    • Participate in the University's formal procedures of evaluating teaching and course delivery (MOST).
    • Senior Lecturing staff are also expected to undertake additional leadership roles in teaching as directed by the Head of School.

  2. Research: 
    • Initiate and undertake an original programme of clinically-relevant research in your own area of expertise, so as to contribute to the School's scholarly outputs in quality assured publications. 
    • Disseminate knowledge through scholarly research activities and publications; it would be expected that at least 2 articles annually would be published in a refereed journal for which you are the sole or first author. 
    • Submission of research funding applications to appropriate bodies.
    • Participate in conferences to advance research interests. 
    • Engage fully in the supervision of postgraduate students' research at the Honours, Master's and Doctoral level.
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues. 
    • Senior Lecturing staff are also expected to undertake additional leadership roles in research as directed by the Head of School.
    • Undertake professional development activities consistent with research.

  3. Administration: 
    • Undertake administration of course(s) to which you are requested to contribute. 
    • Participate in School and University Committees. Play a leadership role within the School and the University by serving on committees (particularly coordination of the School’s Albany Clinical Programme) and taking on administrative tasks of a general nature for the School as would typically be expected of academic staff.
    • Undertake professional development activities consistent with administration as directed by the Head of School. 
    • Participate in the development and management of service contracts to ensure the highest level of sophistication of service delivery within the scientist-practitioner model
    • Maintain links with mental health services in the region and be recognised as a credible source of expertise and professional skills in at least one area of clinical psychology practice.

  4. Where appropriate, opportunities for independent consultancy work may be available in the School’s clinic, the Centre for Psychology.

  5. Co-operate within the School and share School objectives to advance the knowledge and practice of Psychology.

  6. Adhere to the rules and regulations of the University.

  7. Comply with the University's obligation under its Charter regarding equal employment and the Treaty of Waitangi.


Person specification



A PhD and a postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology. Have registration as a Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, under the Clinical scope of practice or be eligible to apply for registration (note that registered Psychologists in Australia Britain are eligible to practice in NZ).



You will have a demonstrated ability as an academic Clinical Psychologist. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant teaching experience and a successful record of research, supervision, external funding and publication.


Personal attributes and behaviours

A high level of oral and written communication skills and work as a member of a team.
Ability to model evidence-based clinical work and to demonstrate a variety of clinical skills.
A scientist-practitioner orientation to clinical psychology teaching, practice and research productivity.
Ability to work within a team.
Knowledge of possible sources of external funding for research support and for service contracts, and skills in preparing grant applications and bids for competitive tenders.
Interest in acquiring or demonstrated experience in delivering clinical teaching, research and practice that integrates Mātauranga Māori.


Key Competencies: 

1. Plan/organise and administer own work. 
2. Facilitate student learning. 
3. Supervise and assess students' work. 
4. Evaluate course content and delivery. 
5. Work collaboratively with colleagues. 
6. Undertake and publish research.
7. Knowledge of and/or interest in Mātauranga Māori.


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