Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor - Psychology

Location
South Africa
Posted
Dec 20, 2018
Closes
Jan 15, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Duties and responsibilities: 
  • Contribute towards creating a strong academic identity for the Department. 
  • Teach and assess undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Psychology. 
  • Provide study guidance and supervision to final year and postgraduate students. 
  • Initiate and conduct high-level research and sustain quality research outputs. 
  • Contribute to programme development and curriculum review within the department and Faculty. 
  • Participate in community engagement initiatives where possible. 
  • Recruit senior students for postgraduate study. 
  • Perform organisational and administrative duties.

 

Inherent requirements: 

Lecturer: 

  • Master's degree in in Psychology. 
  • Three (3) year's registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Counselling Psychologist. 
  • Proven experience in the delivery of presentations at conferences or equivalent. 
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication in accredited journals. 
  • A good academic record. 

 

Senior Lecturer: 

  • PhD in Psychology. 
  • Three (3) year's registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Counselling Psychologist. 
  • Proven experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Psychology. 
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers at national scholarly conferences. 
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship. 
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating. 
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated masters' students. 
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals. 
  • Experience within child and adolescent assessments and psychotherapeutic treatments. 
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels. 

 

Associate Professor: 

  • PhD in Psychology.
  •  Three (3) year's registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Counselling Psychologist.
  • Proven experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Psychology. 
  • Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students. 
  • Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national conferences, where there is evidence of peer review of papers. 
  • Act as an editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals. 
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship. 
  • An NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status. 
  • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated masters' and/or Doctoral students. 
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals. 
  • Experience within child and adolescent assessments and psychotherapeutic treatments. 
  • Serve as a member of a national scholarly society OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent. 

 

Required competencies: 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written). 
  • Ability to function well in the University's richly diverse working environment. 
  • Strategic thinking. 
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Willingness and commitment to contribute to the transformation of the curriculum. 
  • Willingness to embrace change. 
  • Commitment to collegiality. 

 

Recommendations: 

  • Lecturing experience in Psychology at a tertiary institution. 
  • Willingness to become involved in departmental managerial activities.  
  • Experience in- and willingness to teach psychological assessment. 

 

Closing date: 

15 January 2019. 

Salary:

The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3934/ 9962/ 3221/ 3592. 

General:

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.