9 Apr 2021

Permanent Professional Teaching Fellow | Clinical Psychology

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

Auckland Uni 19

Job Description

Ko te whare Pūtaiao | The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia and undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological and computational sciences.

Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro | The School of Psychology has international research leaders across a wide range of research fields, including social, clinical, developmental, behavioural, cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. We have other professional postgraduate programmes in applied behaviour analysis, and speech science.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are currently looking for a Professional Teaching Fellow on a permanent 0.8 FTE to provide high quality, clinically focused, evidence-based teaching within the wider Clinical Psychology programme and School of Psychology.

A key aspect of this role will be to coordinate and administer the Internship programme which will involve managing the arrangement of Internships and liaising with students, supervisors and service providers to enable students to meet the competencies required to register with the New Zealand Psychologists Board in the Clinical Scope.


  • Support teaching activities including preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials and seminars
  • Advise academic leaders on the appropriateness of the intended assessments and design of appropriate methods of support to enhance student success
  • Coordinate the course work and examination of interns

For more information on this role, please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

Our clinical psychology training is based on the Scientist Practitioner Model with the philosophy which emphasises the value of research as well as recognises that existing research knowledge must be adapted to the needs of any client as well as to the distinctiveness of the Aotearoa/New Zealand context.

Our teaching reflects the commitment of the Clinical Staff, the School of Psychology and the University to tangata whenua in terms of the Treaty of Waitangi. It is expected that, when conducting assessments, formulations and treatment interventions, students consider these and other cultural, social and economic origins of, and solutions to, mental health difficulties.

The School has extensive research space and a significant investment in research infrastructure and has just moved into a new building with state-of-the-art facilities with the Psychology Clinic located near Clinical Psychology staff offices.


He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will be required to be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board as a Clinical Psychologist with a current practicing certificate with over 5 years practice as a clinical psychologist.

You will need to have teaching experience and previous clinical supervision experience including supervision of students in training.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  •  Strong understanding of interactive and experiential learning techniques
  • Knowledge, skills and ability in clinical supervision
  • Knowledge, skills and ability to use in therapy and teach CBT, ACT, DBT and other third wave cognitive therapies
  • Understanding of Hui and Māori models of mental health and their implementation in clinical practice with Māori tangata whaiora
  • Have networking and liaison skills with other community agencies that maintains a source of timely and appropriate Internships
  • Excellent written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

Additional Information

Why work with us?

We offer an opportunity within New Zealand’s leading University that will have a positive impact on the lives of students. We also offer:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum
  • Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • Over 300 different career development courses and programmes
  • Discounted parking and various leisure and recreation services
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 16th May 2021 to be considered.

Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday, 16th May 2021

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 28 days.

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