Hello fellow job-seekers! You are about to embark on an epic journey through the deep catacombs of the university system. You will encounter friend and foe, experience anticipation and frustration, and generally be a complete mess throughout this endeavor. But, fear not! We are here to help with some useful advice on getting a job in forensic psychology (a.k.a. psychology and law, legal psychology). Be sure to check out all of the articles in this series!
This article features useful information on finding an academic job in forensic psychology in Australia, and was written by our Australian representatives Danielle Andrewartha and Celine van Golde.
Which databases, if any, are used to find academic jobs in your country?
The following are some popular databases that are used in Australia to find academic jobs:
How do you typically hear about academic jobs?
One typically hears about academic jobs via notifications set up through one or more of the websites listed above; via internal University job postings or emails; and through one’s supervisor and other mentors and academic peers and authorities.
Before you read the article below, we recommend you take a look at our post "Looking for a graduate program in forensic psychology?".
If you are interested in studying forensic psychology in Spain, either as a graduate or post-graduate student, this resource will be perfect for you! This article was written by Jorge Jiménez Serrano. Jorge is a PhD student at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in Spain and works as a freelance professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), at the Institute for Forensic Science and Security. Also note that he has recently released the second edition of his spanish book on criminal profiling: Manual práctico del perfil criminológico.
In Spain, Forensic Psychology is a specialty on the rise since the eighties. Forensic Psychologists are now increasingly required. From an institutional point of view, they have been integrated in the Administration of Justice, into Forensic Medical Clinics, Family Courts and Juvenile Courts, prison supervision and into various police forces.
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