[Face-research-list] Lecturer in the Biological Basis of Behaviour at Australian National University
elinor.mckone at anu.edu.au
Tue Jul 24 01:07:07 BST 2012
We have a 3 year faculty position available at ANU. I think the
department will consider a very broad range of research areas as
suitable, and personally I would be extremely happy to have a face
person join us : )
Also note the Head says he is flexible about the (very tight) closing
date -- if you want to apply but won't make the official deadline,
then please send me a quick line so we know to wait for your
> Lecturer in the Biological Basis of Behaviour (A334-12MY)
> Department of Psychology, School of Health and Psychological
> Sciences, ANU
> College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
> Lecturer (Level B - 3 year contract) in the biological basis of
> behaviour -
> An opportunity to join an outstanding school.
> Location: Canberra/ACT
> Term of Contract: Fixed Term of 3 Years
> Grade: Level B
> Salary Package: $83,773 - $95,407 pa plus 17% superannuation
> index.asp> View
> Academic Salary Information...
> Closing Date: 29 July 2012
> Position Overview
> The Research School of Psychology seeks a talented and enthusiastic
> researcher and teacher for a contract appointment of three years in
> the area
> of the biological basis of behaviour. The principal need is to
> ensure that
> students undertaking degrees in psychology are provided with a
> coverage of evidence based learning in the biological basis of
> The Department currently offers two courses in the area, one at the
> year level (PSYC2007) and the other at third year (PSYC3016) - the
> successful candidate will be required to take full responsibility for
> PSYC2007 and to coordinate PSYC3016, with the major teaching
> coming from other areas in the University. The conduct of a strong and
> internationally recognised research program is an essential feature
> of the
> position. Supervision of the research of honours and panel
> membership of
> supervision panels for PhD students in the Research School of
> forms an important part of this requirement.
> Excellent opportunities are available for collaborative work with
> parts of the ANU, including the Research School of Biology, the John
> School of Medical Research, and the Centre for Mental Health Research.
> Enquiries: Professor Don Byrne Telephone: +61 2 6125 3974 Email:
> Don.Byrne at anu.edu.au
> Additional Information
> PEWER - Signed.pdf
> Position description
> Responsible to
> Director, Research School of Psychology
> Role statement
> PURPOSE STATEMENT:
> A Level B Academic (Teaching and Research) is expected to make
> to the teaching effort of the institution and to carry out
> activities to
> maintain and develop his/her scholarly, research and/or professional
> activities relevant to the profession or discipline.
> KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS:
> Position Dimension & Relationships:
> Biological Psychology forms an integral and essential part of the
> undergraduate curriculum. Teaching in the area is mandated by the
> accreditation criteria to which this curriculum must comply. The
> School of Psychology wishes to strengthen its profile in the area of
> biological psychology and to capitalise on the established research
> strengths of the existing group in the area. Biological psychology
> provides a strong vehicle for the School to extend its collaboration
> other areas in the College, including the Research School of
> Biology, the
> John Curtin School of Medical Research, and the ANU Medical School.
> area, and this position, therefore clearly fit the School's
> strategic plans.
> Role Statement:
> Specific duties required of a Level B Academic may include to:
> . Develop, convene and deliver a high quality course on the
> biological basis
> of behaviour to second year undergraduate psychology students
> (PSYC2007) and
> coordinate an advanced third year course on Issues in Behavioural
> Neuroscience (PSYC3016);
> . Supervise the independent research of students enrolled in the
> (fourth) year and contribute to postgraduate research supervision in
> . Maintain the development of innovative and contemporary course
> material at
> the undergraduate level;
> . Undertake original and creative research of high quality in
> . Maintain a significant profile of published work in refereed
> journals of
> high international standing, and report the results of research at
> appropriate national and international conferences;
> . Attend departmental meetings and assume roles on both School and ANU
> committees as appropriate;
> . Take reasonable care for their own workplace health and safety and
> wilfully place at risk the health or safety of any other person in the
> workplace; and
> . Undertake other duties from time to time as directed by the Head of
> Skill Base
> A Level B Academic shall have qualifications and/or experience
> recognised by
> the institution as appropriate for the relevant discipline area.
> In many cases a position at this level will require a doctoral or
> qualification or equivalent accreditation and standing.
> In determining experience relative to qualifications, regard is had to
> teaching experience, experience in research, experience outside
> education, creative achievement, professional contributions and/or to
> technical achievement.
> Selection criteria
> 1. A PhD degree in psychology.
> 2. Experience in teaching the biological basis of behaviour to
> students in psychology and an ability to develop creative course
> and assessments in this area.
> 3. A demonstrated ability to carry out independent and original
> research in
> psychology as demonstrated by a body of published work including an
> to seek external competitive research grant funding.
> 4. An ability to contribute to the research supervision of fourth year
> (honours) and postgraduate students in areas relevant to the
> basis of behaviour.
> 5. A demonstrated willingness to be involved in academic
> 6. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated
> ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with
> colleagues in
> an academic environment.
> 7. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and
> and a commitment to their application in a university context.
> Information on applying for a position at ANU
Professor Elinor McKone, PhD
Queen Elizabeth II Fellow
Department of Psychology
Australian National University
ACT 0200 Australia
ph: +61 2 6125 2822
fax: +61 2 6125 0499
email: elinor.mckone at anu.edu.au
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