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Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Haines Attract - University of Otago
New Zealand (NZ)
Range from $62,302 to $68,368
Posted Date
Jul 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About our team - Mō te tīma

The Department of Psychology at the University of Otago (Te Tari Whakamātau Hinekaro, Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) offers a three-year clinical psychology training programme with an emphasis on the scientist-practitioner model. Well-established links exist with the health-related services in the community and the Otago School of Medicine. The Department supports research programmes in several areas, including clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, social, and applied psychology, as well as neuroscience. The Department has demonstrated excellence in teaching with an emphasis on the development of student research skills, and thus the ability to attract and supervise student researchers is critical for any applicant. The Department of Psychology is also home to the world-famous Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, Brain Research NZ - Rangahau Roro Aotearoa, and the National Centre for Lifecourse Research, which foster connections within the University and across New Zealand.

The role - Te mahi

Applications are invited for a confirmation path Lecturer (equivalent to North American tenure-track Assistant Professor) in the Department of Psychology. In this role, the successful candidate will contribute to the Department's excellent teaching and learning culture and to our diverse, national and international research profile.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the research activities of the Department, including publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, obtaining external funding support, and supervising research students
  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, including developing new course content and teaching materials, participating in collaborative teaching activities, and assessing student performance
  • Contributing to the effective and efficient administration of the Department and its responsibilities within the University and wider community.

Skills and experience - Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Completed or nearly completed PhD (or equivalent) with established research record in any area of clinical psychology. Expertise in the areas of adult clinical intervention and/or neuropsychology would be particular strengths
  • Outstanding record of research and teaching, or demonstrated potential for development of such
  • Commitment to rigour, ethics, and cultural safety in research and teaching as well as collegiality and respect for diversity
  • Commitment to the bicultural emphasis of clinical psychology training in Aotearoa/New Zealand as well as to the University's Māori Strategic Framework and Pacific Strategic Framework, or willingness to develop this firm commitment

Further details - Pūroko

This is a full-time, permanent position, located in Dunedin.

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and; Literature to outdoor activities.

The successful applicant will take up the appointment at a date to be arranged, after discussion with the Head of the Department of Psychology.

Application - Tono

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing suitability of the position
  • Names and email addresses of at least three referees

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2201355 will close on Sunday, 21 August 2022.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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