Senior Lecturer in Exercise / Health / Sport Psychology
University of Western Australia, School of Human Sciences

Senior Lecturer (Exercise / Health / Sport Psychology)


Job no: 503724

Work type: full-time

Location: Crawley

Categories: Science

  • Join a collaborative and inclusive team of academic and research experts in the School of Human Sciences, including the Psychology of Active, Healthy Living (PAHL) group who are committed to exercise/health research and community health promotion programs
  • Opportunity available at a tenurable teaching and research appointment
  • Salary range: Level C, $120,444 p.a. - $138,713 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%


The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, and supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.


About the team

The School of Human Sciences is a large multi-disciplinary entity with research and teaching focused on better understanding what it is to be human; our structure, function, development, genetics, health, adaptation, performance, and evolution. 


The Academic Ranking of World Universities places UWA in the top 20 institutions worldwide for exercise, health, and sport science, and UWA ranked 24th in the world for Sports-Related Subjects in the 2019 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings.


As the successful appointee, you will be part of the School with an opportunity to work within the Psychology of Active, Healthy Living (PAHL) Group, chaired by Associate Professor Ben Jackson. The PAHL group was formed in 2012 and works closely with researchers, students, industry, government, the non-profit sector, and the media, and is committed to exercise/health research and community health promotion programs that achieve real-world impact.


About the opportunity

You will contribute to the School’s activities across teaching, research, and service. You will make a strong contribution to the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolio in the areas of exercise / health / sport psychology and behaviour change (the specific teaching load and activities will be developed through discussion with the appointee and according to the appointee’s strengths and experience).


To be considered for this role, you will:

  • Hold a PhD in exercise, health, or sport psychology, and / or behaviour change, or a closely related area.
  • Have a strong research track record in one or more of the core areas (e.g. exercise, health, or sport psychology, and/or behaviour change), including an established record of publication in high-quality journals and evidence of successful funding applications (relative to opportunity).
  • Have evidence of a commitment to research and community programming that generates real-world impact, and the capacity to achieve and document such impact.
  • Have made an outstanding contribution to teaching in one or more of the core areas, and display a willingness to develop curriculum and a commitment to enhancing the student experience at UWA.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a team-focused approach to academic work, and have displayed evidence of (or a willingness to engage in) academic entrepreneurship.
  • Have displayed a capacity to generate productive partnerships and work with diverse academic and non-academic groups.


About you

To succeed in this position, you will be a motivated and driven academic with passion in exercise, health, or sport psychology, and/or behaviour change.


You will be committed to making a strong contribution to and expand the research and community programming activity of the School. You will join a high performing team and make a strong commitment to the School’s mission for knowledge translation and real-world impact.


You will possess experience in generating productive partnerships and the ability to work with academic colleagues and external industry, government, and non-profit stakeholders. Your academic background will also enable you to generate new ideas and initiatives for the PAHL group, School and Faculty.


Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.  In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria.  You are encouraged to supply a curriculum vitae or academic portfolio in support of your application.


Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Senior Lecturer (Exercise Psychology).pdf


Closing date:  Monday, 27 January 2020


This position is open to international applicants.


Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.


Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).


Advertised: 16 Dec 2019 W. Australia Standard Time

Applications close: 27 Jan 2020 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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