• Associate Lecturer - EF - Psychology Durham
  • UNSW in Durham, , United Kingdom
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  • 1 month ago

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This Job is based in Australia
• One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
• Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
• Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Psychology at UNSW is the leading Psychology school in Australia. It is located in the Faculty of Science and is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellence in research and teaching. It offers world class undergraduate psychology degrees, as well as postgraduate professional Masters training in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, an online Graduate Diploma program, and a PhD research program with over 120 students. 40 academic staff conduct experimental research in many areas of Psychology, including behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, perception, learning, memory and cognition, as well as health, social... developmental, clinical and forensic psychology. UNSW Psychology is the only School in the southern hemisphere ranked in the top 30 by discipline in the THES, QS and ARWU rankings. The School has well equipped research and teaching facilities and attracts outstanding staff and students from Australia and overseas. UNSW is located 5 km from the centre of Sydney and is close to other research centres, teaching hospitals, transport, shopping, and beaches.

For further information about the school please visit www.psychology.unsw.edu.au

UNSW’s Education Focused roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education, devoting their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. Those who are appointed to this prestigious specialism will be expected to successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

The Associate Lecturer – Education Focused will contribute to the effective operation of the academic team of the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program, undertaking teaching duties including lecturing, marking and tutoring, while also making a contribution to the UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic (UFPC), supporting students in clinical placements.


About The Role
• LEVEL A ($106k – $113k) plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
• Fixed Term – 2 years
• Full time (35 hours)

The role of Associate Lecturer reports to the Program Director of the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program and has no direct reports.

Specific Responsibilities For This Role Include
• Demonstrate a well-defined teaching philosophy that inspires student learning.
• Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in line with UNSW policy and with guidance of more senior academics.
• Design and develop learning activities and resources, and assessment and feedback using a range of appropriate approaches and learning environments with the support of more senior academics.
• Contribute to the development of experimental approaches to teaching and learning led by more senior academics.
• Support learning progression with students as individuals (through such activities as one-to-one consultation) and as a cohort (through general course related advice) to achieve positive learning and employability outcomes for students.
• Manage course administration, including academic quality assurance.
• Maintain professional development in pedagogy, disciplinary knowledge and minimum professional accreditation requirements (where relevant).
• Make a positive contribution to School meetings and seminars and be a member of School/Faculty committees as required.
• Provide individual and group support to students of the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program within the UFPC by working with students to directly observe and guide student interactions with clients and during client related activities including individual therapy and assessment services, file review, routine outcome monitoring, psychometric testing and case and session notes.
• Manage student learning, provide learning opportunities and evaluate student development of core competences within the UFPC environment.
• Provide ongoing feedback to the Clinic Director regarding the clinic’s effectiveness in supporting attainment of the MPsychol (Forensic) program goals.
• Support the UFPC Clinic Director and facilitate functioning of the clinic through coordination of office administration, development of clinic protocols and resources and file and system maintenance as required.
• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., CJP, Legal Aid, WDO, etc) to work collaboratively within and across multidisciplinary teams.
• Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct
• Cooperate with all health & safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the psychosocial or physical health and safety of yourself or others.

About The Successful Applicant

(Selection Criteria)

To Be Successful In This Role You Will Have
• A postgraduate degree in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience in addition to registration as a psychologist with AHPRA, either with endorsement in Forensic Psychology, or in the process of attaining forensic endorsement.
• Evidence of forensic psychology competencies with respect to cultural consideration of clients, risk assessment, clinical intervention with variety of forensic client presentations.
• Actively stays up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
• Demonstrated experience in and passion for teaching and learning design, development and/or delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
• Knowledge of educational technologies and online delivery methods.
• A strong commitment to work-integrated learning.
• Experience engaging students and fostering independent learning through meaningful assessment and helpful feedback.
• Evidence of and/or preparedness to undertake professional development of teaching practice.
• Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
• Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity diversity and inclusion initiatives.
• An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
• Knowledge of health & safety (psychosocial and physical) responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Anita McGregor

E: amcgregor@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: May 17th, 2024

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UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment
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