College of Humanities and Social Sciences


We are seeking to fill an academic position for a Senior Clinical Psychologist who is a scientist-practitioner and will contribute to, and benefit from, the strong research culture in the School.

The position is on the Wellington campus and fills a vacancy in the Clinical Psychology Training team. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from experienced Clinical Psychologists with expertise in Neuropsychology and Clinical Gero-psychology. Candidates with other areas of expertise are also encouraged to submit an application.

Clinical psychology training is composed of theoretical, research, and clinical practicum components supported by clinical staff in concert with academic staff. An essential requirement is registration as a Psychologist with the Psychologists Board, under the Clinical scope of practice (or proven eligibility for such registration if the applicant is from overseas; registered Psychologists in Australia and the United Kingdom are eligible to practice in Aotearoa).

Applicants must have an earned doctorate (PhD or DClinPsych) and a record of past research productivity, experience in teaching and supervision, consultant level clinical practice experience, and leadership experience. A strong candidate would be a Senior Clinician and would be expected to provide strong clinical and academic leadership within the programme.

As a member of the teaching staff, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the programme in terms of curriculum revision, meeting accreditation criteria, and enhancing student learning opportunities. There is the expectation that the successful candidate will maintain a small caseload at the Wellington Psychology Clinic.

A programme of independent research is of critical importance for this position, and collaboration with other staff in the School is strongly encouraged. Experienced researchers are expected to have a developed platform of research and evidence of successful completion of research supervision at masters and doctoral level, with a record of externally funded, overhead-attracting research highly desirable. New researchers will be expected to develop their research platform and experience with supervision and external funding bids.

The successful candidate will also be expected to establish links with major organisations such as the local District Health Board, the Accident Compensation Corporation, or private mental health agencies, for consulting and evaluation purposes. Collaborative teaching and research among colleagues within Massey Universitys expanding multi-campus Psychology programmes will be a priority. Staff are required by the Head of School to teach for short periods on any campus of the University.

The School has a commitment to indigenous psychologies (  and we would be particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who support that commitment. As part of Massey University’s commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, the School of Psychology incorporates a bicultural focus into its programmes. Knowledge of and experience with Māori culture and its implications for clinical practice would be valued in this position, and we especially welcome applications from Māori Clinical Psychologists.

Appointment will be on the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer scale according to qualifications and experience. An exceptional candidate may be considered for appointment at Associate Professor.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Associate Professor Joanne Taylor (  or Dr Simon Bennett (  Information about the School of Psychology and the University can be accessed at

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Closing date: 28 August 2022
Reference number: CHSS_SP_640_05/22

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