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Triple P Curriculum Development Leader

Apply now Job No:510517
Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level B1 ($97,590.98 - $115,888.95)
Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, with a strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. The School has collaborative relationships through cross-appointed staff with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

The Parenting and Family Support Centre (PFSC) was established in 1996 as a specialist family intervention research and training facility within the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. The PFSC's primary research activities revolve around its Triple P - Positive Parenting Program.

Details of research activities can be accessed on the Parenting and Family Support Centre’s web site

About This Opportunity

A rare opportunity exists to act as the Head of Curriculum Development for the Parenting and Family Support Centre. In this position, you will be responsible for the development and revision of all of the competency-based professional training courses and resources used to train practitioners in Triple P: Positive Parenting Program courses. You will also be expected to develop an independent research program in the area of parenting. 

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful for this position, you will hold a PhD in the area of clinical or developmental psychology. This will be partnered with accreditation as a Triple P: Positive Parenting Program Trainer and experience delivering Triple P Provider Training Courses to professionals or ability to rapidly gain this experience.

You will be able to demonstrate advanced level knowledge of the theory, research, content, delivery and implementation of Triple P specifically, as well as advanced level research and theoretical knowledge of behavioural family intervention more generally. You will also be able to demonstrate skills in the development and ongoing quality improvement of professional training curricula, resources and assessment procedures in the area of behavioural family intervention for practitioners from diverse disciplines and with varying skill levels.

Moreover, you will bring a developing reputation and track record of publications, evidence of a national research portfolio, and an ability to represent the School of Psychology and PFSC at both a university and wider community level. 

Applicants must hold and maintain full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA. You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time (60%), 12 month fixed term appointment, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

At Academic Research Level B, the base salary will be in the range $97,590 - $115,888, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 510517_Curriculum Development Leader_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Matt Sanders (Centre Director) on  

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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