Lecturer, Psychology, Academic Level A/B, working with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Based at UniSA Justice and Society on the Magill campus
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Starting salary: $72,218 (A-level), $101,784 (B-level) per year (plus 17% super)

About the role

We have the opportunity for a University Lecturer in Psychology to join the team based at UniSA Justice & Society. This position is primarily focused on the development, delivery, and coordination of courses within the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program and undergraduate Psychology programs within the academic unit. You will contribute to the curriculum and curriculum and to the continuous improvement of teaching practices across the academic unit to deliver high quality instruction.

This position will contribute independently and as part of a team to support the teaching and scholarship outcomes of the academic unit, while participating in activities to maintain your academic, research and professional activities.


The University of South Australia is Australia’s corporate university. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national connections with academic, research and industrial partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens comfortable with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is essential to global economic and social prosperity.

About UniSA Justice & Society

Developing new knowledge and multidisciplinary solutions to some of society’s most pressing problems, UniSA Justice & Society offers a wide range of programs and conducts world-class research in the fields of law, psychology, social work, social services and social sciences. UniSA Justice & Society is also home to the Australian Center for Child Protection, Australia’s premier research center focused on developing new solutions and approaches to the critical problem of child abuse and neglect.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate and deliver courses on campus, online and via blended learning
  • Research and develop innovative teaching methods that support student learning and engagement
  • Supervisor of the UniSA Psychology Clinic, responding to students professionally and promptly on academic advice
  • Undertake course coordination while working with administrative staff to ensure the smooth administrative running of the courses
  • Contribute to research activities by securing external funding and creating a research portfolio that actively raises the profile of the academic unit
  • Contribute to academic research and activities, resulting in quality publications and/or non-traditional research outputs.

Essential skills and experience


  • Psychology-aligned post-graduate degrees and/or psychology experience as well as eligibility for membership in the Australian Psychological Society
  • Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia with endorsement in clinical psychology
  • Ability to undertake a range of teaching duties, including the preparation of appropriate teaching materials and resources and the ability to actively engage and educate a group of students
  • Have a passion for teaching and a commitment to continuous development and performance improvement


  • PhD in psychology, plus membership or eligibility for membership of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a licensed supervisor of provisional psychologists undertaking a higher degree route as well as experience in supervising psychologists providing services to children
  • Demonstrated expertise in child psychological assessment and related psychopathological interventions
  • Proven ability to develop training and course materials in addition to scholarly publications, as well as the ability to make presentations at seminars/conferences
  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement in quality, teaching and learning outcomes


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary conditioning options, including vehicle hire, laptops and parking fees
  • Varied holidays


As a university of business, we offer a dynamic and agile work culture that rises to challenges and thrives by forging new paths. Our people are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a dynamic and engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient and influential, and we deliver results.

How to register

For a copy of the job description and to apply, please visit Work at UniSA. The online application form lists the specific selection criteria you must meet.

Please send your cover letter to Sara Heidrich, recruitment consultant. For further information on the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email [email protected] using the job reference number. 3814.

Closing of applications: 11:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022

Applications are welcome from Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the duration of their appointment.

In accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulation), this position has been deemed to be barred. This role will require the successful candidate to hold current working with children verification.

How to register:

Applications must be submitted online, please note that UniSA does not accept applications by email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive corporate culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further assistance contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email [email protected] and you will receive a response within one working day.

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