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Job Number : 35990
Type and Location : Lecturer / QLD - Other
Listed By : James Cook University on 13 Jan 2022
Lecturer, Psychology
James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. We now have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated professional to join our dynamic team of educators and learning experts in the Psychology discipline within the College of Healthcare Sciences.

  • Full time, fixed term to 31 December 2024
  • Academic Level B: $97,856 - $115,465 plus up to 17% superannuation
  • Based at the JCU Townsville Bebegu Yumba Campus.

What you can accomplish in the role
Strengthening the Discipline of Psychology by pursuing excellence in teaching, you will coordinate subjects across campuses.  With a focus on teaching in undergraduate courses, you will deliver lectures and tutorial classes, prepare teaching materials, mark examination papers and other assessment tasks. You will also conduct independent research activity and provide supervision for a program of study of 4th year and postgraduate students engaged in research activity. 

What you will bring to the role

In addition to a PhD in Psychology or near completion, you will demonstrate high quality teaching and coordination experience in the area of environmental psychology with flexibility to teach into a range of other subjects (including Social Psychology). You will have a record of research achievement in any or several of the areas of environmental psychology, social psychology and core foundational areas of psychology. The ability to work independently and as a member of a team will also be essential to succeed in this rewarding role.


About Townsville

Bordered by the Coral Sea, the Wet Tropics and the Outback, the Townsville region has a vibrant natural landscape, rich Indigenous history and beautifully preserved Federation architecture.  Located approximately 1350 kms north of Brisbane (or a 1.50hr flight) and 350 kms south of Cairns, Townsville has a strong and diverse economy in which significant industries such as health and education services, government and defence, construction and mining, prosper.  Sunny days, warm waters, cool ocean breezes and a generally comfortable climate are part of what make Townsville such a popular place to live.  

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.

We support our people through the provision of:
  • generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • five weeks annual recreation leave
  • well-equipped facilities including on-campus medical centre, cafes, gym, pool and childcare.

How to Apply
If you are a passionate academic interested in contributing to this valuable area of our University, please visit the Careers at JCU website and apply today. Vacancy reference 17624. 
Contact Details
Associate Professor Kerry McBain

[email protected]

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