Professor of Psychology

Ref: 4121

James Cook University


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Role Managed by:

Richard Weir

Associate Researcher

t: +61 (0) 2 8354 4000


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 31/05/2019

Formal Interview Date: End w/c 24th June

Professor of Psychology

James Cook University is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics. We are a comprehensive and research intensive university dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

Over the past 49 years, JCU has been teaching and researching in the field of psychology and has developed a strong reputation for the quality of its graduates across its Australian and Singapore Campuses. The discipline is the third largest discipline in the University and is renowned for its undergraduate courses and postgraduate education.

JCU Psychology is currently reinvigorating itself to become globally recognised for its distinct psychology offerings and world class programs. We are currently developing new initiatives across our discipline including building research capacity and reviewing curriculum. As a result an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Professor of Psychology to join JCU to help build and strengthen research capacity as well as provide professional guidance and mentoring of staff and students across the JCU campuses. The successful candidate will play a key role in repositioning the research strategy within Psychology and an active role in the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Candidates will bring a distinguished research record in psychology, including engagement with the local community and demonstrated evidence of improving the student education experience.

For further information or to apply for this position, please go to and quote reference 4121. Or alternatively please contact Dr Richard Weir at or call on +61 2 8354 4015.

Closing date: Friday 31st May at midnight AEST.