Company Name:

University of Canterbury


Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Forensic Psychology

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

July 12, 2019

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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology - Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua
School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing - Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo
College of Science - Te Rāngai Pūtaiao
University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Christchurch - Ōtautahi
New Zealand - Aotearoa

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!
He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu i ngā mahi mātai hinengaro rapunga ā-ture? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua rānei, i Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo o Te Rāngai Pūtaiao.

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

We invite applications for a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer position in Forensic Psychology (equivalent to a tenured Assistant or Associate Professor in the US System). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate's relevant experience.

Your research will complement the School's present research activities. You will contribute to teaching in the areas of forensic psychology and quantitative methods. You will also be encouraged to develop a strong, externally-funded research programme as well as be expected to collaborate with other academics in the School's teaching and research activities. The appointee will also be expected to develop links with and contribute to the wider forensic profession at local, national, and international levels.

Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Psychology (or a closely aligned discipline) by the start of the position, and have a demonstrated record of published research. It is expected that, in addition to a background in forensic psychology, the candidates will demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of contemporary research methods, and strong quantitative skills (experience working with large datasets is desirable). The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in forensic psychology at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, delivering effective teaching methods that enable a wide range of learners to succeed. The appointee will also demonstrate an interest in supervising final year undergraduate projects, Masters, and Ph.D. students, along with an interest in contributing to School, College, and University activities.

Who You Will Work With

The School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing - Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo has recently been created by joining the two former Departments of Psychology and Communication Disorders and will include an estimated total of 802 equivalent full-time students and approximately 66 full-time equivalent staff. The school offers courses in Psychology from introductory psychology to PhD level, including nationally and internationally recognised applied programmes in Clinical Psychology and in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. The school also offers accredited programmes in speech-language therapy and audiology. This role will teach in psychology courses, but will encouraged to collaborate across disciplines in the School and in the University, as is relevant.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of tangata tū, tangata ora: people prepared to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

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The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 25th August 2019 (Midnight NZ time)


Applications for this position are submitted online and should include:

  • A brief cover letter (For those applying for the Senior Lecturer level, it would be valuable to include thoughts on how to develop a successful team in the School).
  • A curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and the contact details of three referees,
  • A 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant's research interests and goals, and
  • A 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant's teaching philosophy.

Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname only.

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Lorna Grubb, Recruitment Coordinator,

For further information specifically about the role, please contact Kumar Yogeeswaran,

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty of Waitangi.

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