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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B) from $103,914 to $122,947 or Senior Lecturer (Level C), from $126,879 to $145,912 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type:  Full-time, continuing
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

Macquarie University is seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer for a teaching and research position with a focus on Educational Psychology. The successful applicant will engage in an active research program, supervise research students, and contribute to curriculum development and teaching.

About You

You will have completed a PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or equivalent. You will have a strong record of delivering high quality learning and teaching in learning sciences, child development, individual differences in academic skill development, or interventions to support learning or mental health in schools. You will preferably have a school-based research program in one or more of the above areas and a track record of quality publications. Excellent quantitative skills and experience in classroom environments are considered as assets. If you are an excellent communicator and you are flexible and resilient in your approach, then this is a role you will thrive in and a department you will enjoy working with.

About Us

Within the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Department of Educational Studies is a department that aspires to be a leader in education across the life-span. Our mission is to be a global leader in education and an institution of service and engagement which delivers a transformative learning experience and impactful research. We are committed to maximising opportunities for children, families, schools and communities through research, teaching, learning and advocacy.

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 cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria.

Lecturer and Senior Lecturer:
Applications for both positions should address this criteria.

  • A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
  • A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of publications in high quality journals
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of programs, lectures, tutorials, and assessments
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public
  • Demonstrated experience to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work

Additional selection criteria for Senior Lecturer (Level C)
Applications for Senior Lecturer should address this criteria in addition to the above criteria.

  • A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research and a record of competitive grant successes
  • Experience with research student supervision
  • Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research (desirable)
  • Experience in the development of ongoing partnerships with industry and/or professional bodies (desirable)

This position may require a Working with Children Check Clearance.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Mary Ryan, Head of Department, Educational Studies on

General Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator at  or on 9850-8352

Applications Close: Sunday 8th September 2019 at 11:55pm EST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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