Professor (Level E Academic)

  • Location: Hawthorn East
  • 1.0 Full-time


We are seeking a dynamic, experienced senior academic with an international research profile in psychology. The successful applicant will join our Faculty of Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy and contribute to our triple helix model, which combines education, research and clinical services.

The successful candidate will have a track record of leading impactful research in one of our key areas of our collaborative research centres:

  • Centre for Child, Parent and Family Research
  • Centre for Mental Health Research: Intervention and Translation
  • Centre for Health, Wellbeing & Disability Research
  • Centre for Integration of Teaching Scholarship, Research and Practice


About the Cairnmillar Institute:

The Cairnmillar Institute is a not-for-profit registered health promotion charity that has been providing high quality professional education and accessible psychological services to promote the psychological well-being of the community for over 60 years.

Cairnmillar is now one of the largest trainers of post graduate psychologists and counsellors in Australia. We offer an excellent range of clinic services, postgraduate programs in psychology and counselling, and short courses and professional development for the broader community.

We conduct and promote translatable mental health and related research, which builds on theory but also informs practice and education. We achieve high quality research outcomes through our supportive and informed collaborative Research Centres. Research at Cairnmillar is driven by the following principles:

  • Globally relevant with local impact
  • Scientist Practitioner focus
  • Meaningful and translatable research
  • Individualised focus on student research
  • High quality research
  • Collaborative project development



The role:

The purpose of the position is to provide outstanding academic leadership, with a focus on research related to the Institute’s research centres. The appointee will make significant contribution to the Faculty’s research, teaching and program development and provide academic leadership and research mentoring. The position requires a person with the drive and experience to further enhance the Cairnmillar Institute as a specialist centre of learning and research excellence in psychology.

Please refer to the Position Description  for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

Application closing date: Tuesday, 19th December 2023


If you would like to apply for the position, please email [email protected]. For further Information, please contact Professor Linda Byrne, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy  [email protected]


A Police Check will be required from the successful applicant as a condition of employment.

Please submit an application by email and include the following documents:

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role,
  • An up-to-date resume, and
  • Contact Information for 2 referees.

 Why join Cairnmillar:

  • Mix of on campus and work from home options available and a supportive work environment.
  • A collaborative team focussed on professional development with continual on the job learning.
  • Open door policy and a genuine focus on wellbeing.
  • A purpose driven culture where respect, inclusion and diversity are priority.
  • Salary packaging options

Cairnmillar values diversity, inclusion and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply.

The Cairnmillar Institute promotes the following values: collaboration, compassion, integrity, professionalism and respect and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Cairnmillar is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce that reflects the community it serves.