Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

University of Queensland



About UQ


As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.


As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.


At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.


About This Opportunity 


This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop expertise and an emerging research profile in the area of organisational psychology. The fellow will work closely with Associate Professor Stacey Parker on her ARC Discovery Project on the dynamics of effort and recovery (along with collaborators Andrew Neal, Nerina Jimmieson, and Sabine Sonnentag).


We have a supportive and highly productive cohort of organisational psychology and organisational behaviour academics at UQ, with outstanding research infrastructure and mentorship opportunities - it's a great place to start your academic career.


As a research focused academic at Level A, you will be supported and guided by more senior academic research staff with the expectation of an increasing degree of autonomy over time. At this level, you will also contribute to service and engagement roles and activities. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Produce quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets.

  • Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.

  • Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.

  • Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).

  • Effectively lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.

  • Contribute to internal service roles and administrative processes as required, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.

  • Begin to develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.


This is a part-time (80% – 100% negotiable), fixed-term position through to 28 February 2025.


At Academic level A, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308 - $99,426, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $86,941 - $116,329 annually. 


The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad:  from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.


About You  

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD in organisational psychology.

  • Evidence of publications in relevant reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • An emerging profile of research in the organisational psychology discipline area, including in topic areas and/or research methods relevant to the Discovery Project (i.e., employee recovery).

  • Well-developed data handling and analysis skills, including the use of analytical programs and methods relevant to the Discovery Project (i.e., Mplus, multilevel modelling, LPA).

  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, and consultative skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from a range of backgrounds.


In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 




For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Stacey Parker at For application queries, or to request a full position description of this role, please contact stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 


All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section


Other Information 


At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to 


If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


Applications close Sunday 3 September 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number: R-29321).

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