Lecturer in Psychology; Early Career Development
RMIT University

Lecturer in Psychology - Early Career Development Fellow

Job no: 591084

Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract

Categories: Health and Medicine, Teaching and Research

  • Clinical Psychology and Cross-Cultural Psychology focus
  • 3 Year Fixed Term Contract, 1.0 FTE
  • Academic Level B ($98, 495 - $116, 965 PA + 17 % Super) based at Bundoora campus

About the role and college/portfolio:

  • The College at RMIT University comprises three Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at higher education certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. There is a vibrant research community attracting funding from a range of government and industry sources. The College has an annual income of approximately $550 million and employs over 1,400 staff providing on and offshore programs to approximately 30,000 students.
  • The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, we undertake teaching and research across ten disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Osteopathy, Pharmacy and Psychology.
  • As the Lecturer, Early Career Development Fellow in Psychology (ECDF) you will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School in the Discipline of Psychology, specifically focusing on Clinical Psychology and Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • The role will be responsible for undertaking teaching activities within the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs, and for maintaining and advancing scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities.

About you:

  • In the past 3 years, you will have been employed on a casual basis at an Australian University, but not on a continuing basis
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake course coordination and prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials
  • Clinical practice experience including endorsement as an AHPRA-approved Psychologist
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning
  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links
  • An ability to supervise research projects and an interest in supervising PhD students
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team environment.


  • PhD in a relevant field and endorsement as an AHPRA-approved registered psychologist.
  • Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent1 (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at the time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfill their probation).

To apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role. Candidates are requested to separately address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. For any inquires please contact Associate Professor Sophia Xenos, Discipline Leader, Psychology at sophia.xenos@rmit.edu.au

Download File Position Description - 50058519 Lecturer ECDF Psychology _02.pdf

Applications close on Monday 9 November 2020.

We are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au or call our accessibility contact Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Application close: 09 Nov 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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