Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

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Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Friday, 15 October 2021

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

  • Do you have a PhD in psychology with specialist knowledge and experience in clinical psychology?
  • Do you have experience teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels?
  • Are you strongly committed to equity, diversity and bicultural practice in teaching and research?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The School of Psychology is seeking to make two permanent, full-time appointments in the Lecturer to Senior Lecturer range.

The area of content specialisation for these positions is Clinical Psychology and we welcome applications from individuals who have specialist research knowledge and practice experience as clinical psychologists in this area.

The University has an excellent research culture and the School of Psychology is recognised as being within the top echelon of psychology departments in New Zealand. The School hosts research laboratories in many of psychology’s specialty areas: cognition, learning, social, cross-cultural, developmental, behavioural pharmacology, neuropsychology, clinical, and forensic psychology. It is also home to the Victoria Psychology Clinic.

Importantly, the School of Psychology has a strong commitment to equity and diversity, and specifically to bicultural practice in research and teaching consistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an energetic clinical psychology group with international research and teaching expertise within a world-leading university, and to:

  • Contribute to the School’s research, ideally complementing existing research concentrations across the School.
  • Add to the School’s existing strengths in teaching at the undergraduate level with a focus on clinical psychological science.
  • Contribute to postgraduate clinical training through teaching and supervising clinical psychological science and the practice of clinical psychology (assessment and intervention) informed from a scientist-practitioner perspective.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have practice and/or research expertise with adult populations for these roles, but the positions are open to all domains of clinical psychology.

The School has established expertise in the areas of child, adult, and forensic clinical psychology. We invite candidates whose expertise/research complements and/or adds to these. The preferred applicant will have:

  • A PhD in psychology, a recognised postgraduate qualification in clinical psychology, practice experience as a qualified clinical psychologist, and be eligible for registration as a clinical psychologist in New Zealand.
  • A developing research and publication record.
  • Experience in post-graduate teaching and clinical supervision.
  • A strong commitment to open science practices.
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusivity, and diversity.

Candidates from Māori/Pasifika backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology Programme aims to produce high-quality practitioners and scholars whose training is founded on the interacting principles of clinical psychological science and Bicultural Tikanga.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is home to parliament, key government agencies and judicial courts, providing excellent opportunities for developing research and professional partnerships with Government and NGOs. In particular, the Clinical Psychology group already has relationships with various external organisations in the Wellington area. Wellington is a vibrant, scenic and creative city making it a wonderful place to live and work.

Close Date for Vacancy:  15 October 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy:  If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Professor Tony Ward, School of Psychology, tony.ward@vuw.ac.nz.  But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19.

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