Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer Clinical Psychology

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Part-time
  • UoA Department Name: Psychology
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55567831

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our mission and values place strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to join the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Programme in the School of Psychology at our central Auckland campus. You will have three areas of focus within the programme and wider university; your teaching, your research and your service and leadership.

It will be your role to provide evidence-based teaching on clinical psychology in undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the wider Clinical Psychology programme. Whilst doing this you will support students from diverse backgrounds to meet the competencies required to register with the New Zealand Psychologists Board in the Clinical Scope of Practice. You will also supervise research students towards honours and doctoral degrees. You will undertake original research and secure research funding in your area of specialisation.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the top 90 science faculties worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world. The University’s proximity to New Zealand’s major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field.

The Doctor of Clinical Psychology Programme is located within the School of Psychology which has international research leaders across a wide range of research fields, including social, clinical, developmental, behavioural, cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. We have other professional postgraduate programmes in applied behaviour analysis, and speech science.

Our clinical psychology training is based on the Scientist Practitioner Model with the philosophy which emphasises the value of research as well as recognises that existing research knowledge must be adapted to the needs of any client as well as to the distinctiveness of the Aotearoa/New Zealand context.

Our teaching reflects the commitment of the Clinical Staff, the School of Psychology and the University to tangata whenua in terms of the Treaty of Waitangi. It is expected that, when conducting assessments, formulations and treatment interventions, students consider these and other cultural, social and economic origins of, and solutions to, mental health difficulties.

The School has extensive research space and a significant investment in research infrastructure and has just moved into a new building with state-of-the-art facilities with the Psychology Clinic located near Clinical Psychology staff offices.

We strive to be an inclusive and collaborative community of scholars.

He kōrero mōu | About you

It is essential that you have a PhD in Psychology or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and that you are eligible to be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board as a Clinical Psychologist with a current practicing certificate.

Your research will add to or extend on the existing areas of strength in the Clinical Programme including Adult, Child and adolescent mental health, Forensic Psychology, Child abuse and trauma, Clinical neuropsychology – child and adult, Māori pēpi-māmā attachment and parenting, Digital wellbeing tools for rangatahi, Family psychology including new motherhood, divorce and stepfamilies.

Essential Experience:

  • Track record of research excellence
  • Teaching experience with strong, positive teaching evaluations
  • Experience of working as a clinical psychologist

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong understanding of interactive and experiential learning techniques
  • Strong understanding of techniques in developing communication and academic skills
  • A high level of sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Strong commitment to education and the development of young professionals

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits. 

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 20 October 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Sue Cowie @ [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email

Additional Information

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to equity.auckland.ac.nz.

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