[visionlist] Professor/Chair position open at the University of Sydney, School of Psychology

Alex Holcombe holcombea at mac.com
Wed Dec 1 22:15:18 GMT 2010


We are seeking an outstanding individual to contribute to the leadership and research excellence of the School of Psychology. The School was the first established psychology department in Australia and has a proud history of excellence that characterises all of its research and educational activities.

Sustained increases in research funding and strong enrolments have facilitated a rapid growth in our staffing and research profile. The School has also been enhanced by recent refurbishment and expansion of its research facilities. These developments provide an exciting opportunity for you to consolidate your own research achievements and to play a leading role in future developments within the School.

You will have a PhD in psychology or a related discipline; an international reputation; and a distinguished record of scholarship, research, publication and research funding in any area of psychology consistent with the School’s facilities. You will also have a record of excellence in teaching and research training at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A demonstrated capacity for effective academic leadership and management and a willingness to serve as Head of the School of Psychology for a period of time is essential for this role.

The position is full-time and continuing (tenured) and may be subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and/or confirmation period for new appointees. Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment for new appointees.
Remuneration package
An attractive salary package consistent with the successful applicant’s responsibilities and experience will be negotiated. Provision is also made for limited private consulting in accordance with the University’s regulations. Assistance with relocation expenses to Sydney will be provided and visa sponsorship will be made available if required.
Additional Information 
Candidates are encouraged to read the Information Pack prior to applying. Selection criteria must be addressed in order to be considered for the position. The selection criteria can be found in the Candidate Information Pack which can be obtained by contacting Ms. Paulina Rojas, Recruitment Administrator, on paulina.rojas at sydney.edu.au

All applications must be submitted online (go to http://www.usyd.edu.au/positions/ and search for position Ref No. 2506/0810) and should include a statement in line with the selection criteria that summarises the applicant’s experience in research, teaching and academic leadership/management and outlines their future research plans.

CLOSING DATE: 24 January 2011 (11.30PM Sydney time)
The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. Appointment is on merit; as women are under-represented at this employment level suitably qualified women are encouraged to apply.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Alex Holcombe

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