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Assistant Professor Position at University of Auckland

There are two open tenure-track Assistant Professor positions at the School of Psychology, University of Auckland. The priority areas are health and organizational broadly defined, including an applicant with health focus in any area, including relationship science. Please see below for more information.

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the top 90 science faculties worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.

Auckland’s harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University’s close proximity to New Zealand’s major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. Auckland offers a diverse range of employment and leisure options, including easy access to high quality schools which prepare students extremely well for the transition to university.

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is the largest in New Zealand and has international research leaders across a wide range of research fields, including cognitive neuroscience and social, clinical, developmental, behavioural, and evolutionary psychology. We have professional postgraduate programmes in clinical psychology, applied behaviour analysis, and speech science. The School has extensive research space and a significant investment in research infrastructure, and has just moved into a new building with state-of-the-art facilities. We strive to be an inclusive and collaborative community of scholars.

The position

We are inviting applications for x2 lecturer roles in Health Psychology or Organisational Psychology (equivalent to tenure-track Assistant Professor). Appointees should have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline, as well as demonstrated research achievements related to Health Psychology or Organisational Psychology. We are particularly interested in applicants who can connect with existing research and teaching strengths in the School (for more information, see our web page at psych.auckland.ac.nz). Applicants will need to demonstrate a capacity for achieving research excellence, gaining external research funds, and contributing to the development of research and teaching programmes within the School. Appointees should be ready to contribute to teaching in Health or Organisational Psychology. A willingness to contribute to the teaching of Research Methods would also be an advantage. Appointees should also have the capacity to teach students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

The successful candidate(s) should ideally be able to commence duties in the second half of 2017. For more details, contact the Head of the School of Psychology, Prof Will Hayward (w.hayward@auckland.ac.nz). All applications will need to be made online – www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz job code: 18649.

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.

Applications close Monday 13 February 2017.

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