Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Auckland
Salary: Competitive Salary
Job Published: September 02, 2019 09:26

Job Description

School of Psychology/College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Term length: permanent
Hours of work: full-time

Position Overview

The world of work is rapidly changing and applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to support the School of Psychology's goal of expanding and growing our dynamic and responsive Industrial/ Organisational Psychology programme. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership potential or a track record in leadership roles.

Organisational psychology is relevant to all citizens, and their wellbeing, whether as employees, via the 'gig economy', as working poor, unemployed, in radical livelihoods, social protection and job security, volunteers or simply in daily interaction with organisations providing commercial or social services. In addition to preparing students who wish to pursue research in the field or registration in the profession, our programme seeks to prepare students to be critically informed and able to apply their skills to real-world challenges, and opportunities for decent work and wellbeing.

This role may be a best fit if you have wide interests in the Industrial/Organisational Psychology field. This breadth may sit alongside a deeper engagement with any of a number of specialisations. Possible areas may include but are not limited to: Leadership, Training and Development, Teams/Groups, Careers, Strategy, Selection, Organisational Climate/Culture or Occupational Health.

The appointment will be at a level commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected, best fit would be at the Senior Lecturer level but a strong candidate at Lecturer level would also be considered. The University may be prepared to appoint an exceptional candidate at a higher level.

Candidates should have a clear commitment to working within a bicultural framework in accordance with Massey University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and applications from Māori and Pacific candidates are encouraged. The successful applicant will have a commitment to expanding their research programme and attracting external funding. Candidates should also have an interest and demonstrated expertise in teaching and coordinating courses in industrial/organisational psychology. Applications from candidates who are able to teach research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level are welcomed. Priority will be given to applicants whose experience, research and values are a good fit with our profile.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Psychology and must have tertiary level teaching experience. The appointee will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. While not essential, an interest in contributing to the teaching of research methods in the wider school would be highly regarded, for example in methods of evaluation. The appointee will also provide academic supervision for Honours, Masters and Doctoral research students.

Evidence of research excellence is expected. An established and prominent program of research would be expected at Senior Lecturer level.

Working collaboratively will be a priority. Staff may be required to teach for short periods on any campus of the University.

Information about the School of Psychology and the University can be accessed at:

Enquiries can be directed to the Head of School Associate Professor Ross Flett -

Reference number: CHSS_SP_450_08/19