University of Queensland: Faculty Position in Organizational Psychology

The School of Psychology

The School of Psychology at UQ is one of the largest and most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has a thriving and dynamic research profile in Organizational Psychology. Under the leadership of Andrew Neal, the program is experiencing significant growth. A number of staff in the program hold prestigious fellowships funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), including Alex Haslam (an ARC Laureate Fellow), and Nerina Jimmieson (an ARC Future Fellow). Staff in the program have a sustained track record of publishing in the top journals in the field, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Psychological Science, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Journal of Management, and Journal of Vocational Behaviour.

The Role

The School of Psychology is currently seeking a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the field of Organizational Psychology. The appointees will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research supervision, and research in relevant areas. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent program of externally funded research.

Research funding is available through a series of internal and external schemes. Internal schemes include new staff start-up grants and early career research grants. The aim of the start-up and early career schemes is to provide seed funding for research, and to enable researchers to develop successful applications for external funding. The primary source for external funding of research in Organizational Psychology is the ARC, through the Discovery and Linkage Project schemes. Supporting early career researchers is a priority of the ARC.

Teaching loads within the school are competitive with those in the top state universities in the US, Canada and Europe. One of the School’s major priorities is ensuring that all staff have sufficient time available to pursue a successful research career. New staff, in particular, have a reduced teaching load in their first year.


One appointment will be made on a full-time, continuing basis at Academic Level B.

The remuneration package of Academic Level B will be in the range of AU$81,857 – AU$97,205 p.a. depending on experience and qualifications, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of AU$95,774 – AU$113,731 p.a.).

About Brisbane

As Australia’s third largest city, Queensland’s capital is a vibrant hub for visitors and locals alike. With a population of around 1.8 million, Brisbane is big enough to offer the advantages of a modern city, but small enough to retain the charm and friendliness for which it is renowned. Its unique “Queenslander” style architecture, rainforest gardens, museums, art galleries, and cosmopolitan shopping, restaurants and cafes all make Brisbane a great place to live. The subtropical climate and proximity to stunning beaches and World Heritage rainforests is a key attraction.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Andrew Neal on +61 7 3300 8630 or

Further information may also be obtained from the Head of School, Professor Virginia Slaughter, on +61 7 3365 6220 or

Application closing date:

25 Aug 2013 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

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