Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time based at our Hawthorn Campus

About the Role 
We have an opportunity for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience to join Swinburne University.

The Senior Lecturer, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, will be responsible for teaching, research, course management and curriculum development in the area of cognitive neuroscience. The incumbent’s research activity should combine cognitive neuroscience with one or more compatible disciplines to help foster Swinburne’s vision to bring people and technology together to build a better world. 
This role assumes administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties and contributes to other relevant professional activities in the department. The Senior Lecturer is expected to mentor and support students on academic matters and supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research students. The incumbent is expected to participate in activities for the development of closer and stronger links with industry in Australia and internationally.

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • Contribute to teaching, including preparing and delivering cognitive neuroscience focused lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, research supervision, and marking and assessments.
  • Assist in the development of innovative teaching and learning methods to enhance our teaching of cognitive neuroscience, including online and other modern pedagogies in teaching and learning, and ensure programs meet APAC accreditation standards.
  • Take responsibility for leadership in key teaching and learning project initiatives as directed.
  • Contribute to the maintenance, expansion and enrichment of our cognitive neuroscience offerings to students. 
  • Integrate contemporary cognitive neuroscience industry-based knowledges and tools in teaching and learning outcomes for students.
  • Make original and innovative contributions to scholarship and research outputs of the department and school in the area of cognitive neuroscience. 
  • Develop new research projects that bridge cognitive neuroscience methods with other research disciplines in psychology (e.g., developmental, social, clinical) or related areas that align with Swinburne’s vision and research priorities.  

For more information on this role please refer to the Key Selection Criteria on the Job Description 

  • A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in psychology or related discipline.
  • Proven research experience utilising various cognitive neuroscience methodologies, including but not limited to MRI, MEG, and EEG.

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

•    Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
•    Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
•    Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
•    Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply’ and you will be redirected to Swinburne’s Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au. 

Applications Close: February 15th, 2024 at 5pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes. As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant


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