Senior Lecturer - Psychology

Date: 27 Sep 2023

Job Location: Cairns, QLD, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity


  • Continuing, Full Time (1 FTE)
  • CQUniversity -  Cairns
  • School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
  • Total Remuneration $150,163 to $172,679 pa (including salary of $126,890 to $145,917 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading) 
  • Comprehensive relocation package available 


Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity


The School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences’ College of Psychology promotes an evidence-based focus to the examination, understanding and enhancement of health and wellbeing within individuals, groups, organisations and communities.  Our team is comprised of diverse and innovative academics who are world class researchers and who are deeply engaged with the communities in which they live and work. We aim to equip our students with competence in professional and practical skills needed to solve real world problems and to create positive change. Our innovative courses include accredited undergraduate and honours courses in psychological science, accredited postgraduate courses in clinical psychology and professional psychology, and qualifications across a range of applied disciplines including positive psychology and wellbeing science. 


As a Senior Lecturer in Psychology you will play a major role in scholarship, research, and professional activities. Leading the delivery of foundation and profession-focused units across multiple campuses will be part of your responsibility. You will have a significant role in research projects, potentially leading a research team. Engaging in professional activities, administrative functions, and contributing to the strategic planning and committee work of the department will be vital.


If you are ready to make a lasting impact in the discipline of psychology and inspire the next generation of psychologists and psychology researchers, we invite you to apply for this positions. Join our vibrant academic community and contribute to shaping the future of psychology in Australia.

Make the Move to CQUniversity


A University that supports your professional development to no end and promotes fast academic progression, allowing you to stand out from the crowd and be truly recognised for your teaching and research contributions.  Join a well-rounded, enthusiastic team and enjoy the freedom to participate in or lead research projects that are important to you.  


Be Rewarded


  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Generous paid carers, maternity and paternity leave 
  • 17% superannuation (with the choice of joining an award-winning superfund) 
  • Flexible work / life balance 
  • Fantastic staff professional / career development opportunities
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Position Requirements


  • Possession of a relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent in the discipline area, including a relevant doctoral qualification (PhD) or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of current professional and educational issues and standards in higher education in Australia. 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate University students.

Position Description


For further information about these positions, please refer to the Senior Lecturer - Psychology position description.

Apply today for a career that changes lives


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Saturday 30 September 2023


Job Requisition ID: 3282


Contact Details: 


Karena Burke

(08) 8378 4566


When submitting your application, please include:


Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.


CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.