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Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (REF: 4155)
Employer: The University of Western Australia
Description: SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY and
SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS

• 5 year appointment with further employment subject to funding
• Salary range: Level B $85,470 - $101,496 p.a.
• Salary range: Level C $104,699 - $120,727 p.a.
• Salary range: Level D $126,068 - $138,889 p.a.
• Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
• Closing date: Friday, 2 November, 2012

This position is jointly funded from a University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) initiative. Applications are invited from outstanding researchers with experience or interest in the application of theories and models from Psychology or Behavioural Economics to climate change, adaptation and sustainability. The appointee will be expected to develop collaborative research links between the Schools and CSIRO, as well as to establish teaching capacity in the area.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked in the top 100 of all universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012). In the recent Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, Psychology at UWA achieved the top rating of 5 and Agricultural and Resource Economics contributed significantly to two highly ranked fields of research: Economics (rating 4) and Agriculture and Veterinary Science (rating 5). Research centres across the two Schools include the Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre, Centre for Social Change, and Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy. The Social and Behavioural Sciences Group in CSIRO hosts a number of social scientists with backgrounds in social psychology, geography and environmental economics, working on major national issues of sustainability. Major foci of current work are on adaptation behaviours in response to climate change, water security, and rural communities’ responses to the development of new mining industries.

For further information regarding the position please contact the Head of either School: for Psychology, Professor Murray Maybery on (08) 6488 3255, email murray.maybery@uwa.edu.au; or for Agriculture and Resource Economics, Professor Ben White on (08) 6488 3409, email benedict.white@uwa.edu.au. Applicants with teaching experience are requested to submit a teaching portfolio as part of their application.

Benefits include 17% superannuation, generous leave provisions and fares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependants along with a removal allowance. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Position Descriptions are available from the UWA website at https://www.his.admin.uwa.edu.au/jobvacs/external/academic/ads.htm Written applications quoting the reference number, personal contact details, qualifications and experience, along with contact details of three referees should be sent to Director, Human Resources, The University of Western Australia, M350, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 or emailed to jobs@uwa.edu.au by the closing date.
Working Hours: Full-time
Salary: Please see job description
Location: Overseas
Closing Date: 02/Nov/2012
Address Details
Address: M350, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley
Postcode: WA 6009
Further Details
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email Address: jobs@uwa.edu.au
 

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