Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Canterbury
Contact Name: Joana Kuntz
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 21, 2021 10:39

Job Description

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing

Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science

Te Whare Wānanaga o Waitaha |University of Canterbury
Located in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position

What You Will Do

Te Whare Wānanaga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury is seeking to fill a permanent, full-time academic post in the discipline of Psychology in Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing. The successful candidate will be an accomplished researcher and experienced in MSc in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. In this vital role you will contribute to the Postgraduate MSc in Industrial and Organisational Psychology Professional Programme; assist with academic initiatives within the School and the University; and the supervision of research related to Industrial and Organisational Psychology; seek external funding to support staff and student research.

Who You Are

Applicants should have a PhD or an appropriate equivalent qualification in Organisational Psychology or related field. The successful candidate will have an ability and willingness to deliver high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and a commitment to do world-class research in an area complementary to current strengths within our School. Preference will be given to applicants who are ready to teach post-graduate courses in recruitment and selection, and training and development. We are looking for a colleague who is able and willing to work collaboratively with the team to continually develop and elevate the profile of the program, update its curriculum, and explore opportunities for team teaching.

The essential selection criteria are:

  • A PhD in Industrial and Organisational Psychology or a closely cognate discipline.
  • Research and scholarship in a field relevant to Industrial and Organisational Psychology, consistent with appointment at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.
  • Experience teaching and coordinating undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability and ongoing willingness to encourage, facilitate and supervise the research of Honours, Masters, and PhD students on topics related to Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
  • Demonstrated potential and willingness to generate external research income.
  • Demonstrated ability, or clear potential, to develop and lead innovative research programmes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and/or willingness to learn about bicultural and multicultural issues in Aotearoa New Zealand Society, including a commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi, and display a willingness to engage professionally with diversity.
  • Demonstrated acceptable administration, and/or University and/or professional service contribution.
  • Māori and Pacifika candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Who You Will Work With

This position provides the opportunity to be part of, and contribute to, a strong, supportive, and forward-looking School dedicated to excellence in (a) undergraduate and postgraduate education in Psychology, Speech and Hearing; (b) Industrial and Organisational Psychology research; and (c) to facilitate the use by society of the knowledge gained.

Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 18,000 students. We are located in Christchurch - the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 22nd August 2021 (midnight NZ time)

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a 'cover letter' including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how you could contribute to the team, and
  • a 'resume' which includes a list of relevant research publications.

Unfortunately, we do not accept applications by email; however, we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to

For further information specifically about the role, please contact:

Important Information

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and 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