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Sessional Lecturer (Counselling & Education)

Job no: 492806
Work type: Temporary / Casual
Location: Singapore

Sessional Lecturer (Counselling) 

Roles & Responsibilities

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2%* of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university-level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Accounting, Arts, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism, Hospitality, and Healthcare.

James Cook University Singapore’s School of Social and Health Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the areas of psychology, arts, education, and guidance and counselling. The University also offers Higher Degree by Research programs such as Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy.

The School is seeking to appoint a Sessional Lecturer in the area of guidance and counselling to make significant contributions to teaching and all activities of the organisational unit and play a significant role within the discipline. The appointee will teach into the Master of Guidance and Counselling program.


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  • Teaching into the Master of Guidance and Counselling programme
  • To set and mark assessments
  • Provide timely formative and summative feedback to students
  • To secure subject coordinator approval of exams and participate in moderation
  • Work closely with the subject coordinator on all matters related to the subject
  • Participate in meetings and training sessions as appropriate
  • Significant contribution to the profession, and/or discipline.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Essential Criteria:
    • PhD or Master’s degree in Counselling
    • Registered Counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (or eligible)
    • Evidence of quality teaching and supervision of students at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
    • The ability to teach across a range of guidance and counselling subjects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relations with colleagues in an academic environment and with people from diverse backgrounds
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Desirable Criteria:
    • Experience in curriculum development, management, and quality assurance
    • Registered Clinical Supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (or eligible) 

Enquiries: Dr Ai Ni Teoh, Academic Head (School of Social and Health Sciences); Tel: +65 6709 3740, Email:

Method of Application

Applications should provide all of the following:

  • up-to-date CV
  • statement systematically addressing the Selection Criteria

To be considered, please send in your application to    

Closing Date: 30 December 2022


Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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