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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic or Criminological Psychology

Forensic or Criminological Psychology

The School of Psychology is seeking to make a permanent, fulltime appointment at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. The area of content specialisation for this position is Forensic or Criminological Psychology and we welcome applications from individuals who have specialist knowledge in these and aligned areas, such as, human aggression, eye witness testimony, offender rehabilitation, forensic risk assessment, forensic mental health, desistance, intellectual disabilities, substance misuse or investigative psychology. This is an exciting opportunity to join an energetic forensic psychology group with international research and teaching expertise within a world leading university.


The purpose of this position is to contribute to the School’s research, service and teaching, in the broad area of forensic and criminological psychology. The staff member will be expected to add to the School’s existing strengths in these areas, in addition to teaching forensic psychology courses at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level. In particular, they would teach into the MSc in Forensic Psychology and coordinate courses on this programme.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in psychology, a strong research and publication record, experience supervising post-graduate research, and in teaching in forensic psychology, or an area of psychology related to this, at the university level.

The University has an excellent research culture and the School of Psychology is recognised as the leading Psychology Department in New Zealand. The School hosts research laboratories in many of psychology’s specialty areas: cognition, learning, social, cross-cultural, developmental, behavioural pharmacology, neuropsychology, organisational, clinical, and forensic psychology. It is also home to the Victoria Psychology Clinic, the Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families, and Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research. As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is home to parliament, key government agencies and judicial courts, providing excellent opportunities for developing research and professional partnerships with Government and NGOs. It is a vibrant, scenic and creative city making it a wonderful place to live and work.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Louise Dixon, School of Psychology, at: louise.dixon@vuw.ac.nz. Please do not send applications to this email address.

Applications must be submitted online at: www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies


Applications close: 5 June 2017


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