Lecturer, Social Work, Identified

Wollongong, Australia
12 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time


  • Fixed term, part-time appointment (3 years, 0.5 FTE)

The School of Health and Society is a dynamic, inter-disciplinary community of health and social science scholars of national and international standing with a goal to change society for the better. We work inclusively with communities, policy-makers, practitioners, industries, key stakeholders and publics to explore how practices, policies and structures contribute to cycles of poor health, social disadvantage and injustice. To contribute to this vision, the School is investing in a number of new Indigenous academic appointments.

The Social Work Program has recently been formally constituted as an organisational unit within the School of Health and Society. This position offers an opportunity to join a vibrant and energetic social work team committed to research excellence, innovative and practice-based teaching, and strong partnerships with key stakeholders. UOW is a leading Australian university with a history of outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. UOW’s Woolyungah Indigenous Centre provides programs and facilities to encourage and support Indigenous Australians from entry to completion of their degrees.

The School of Health and Society is one of four Schools in the Faculty of Social Sciences. It comprises four disciplines – Criminology and Social Policy, Public Health, Social Work, and Work Health and Safety – and two research units – PowerLab and the Australian Centre for Engagement, Evidence and Values. A number of staff are also members of Early Start, the most sophisticated early childhood teaching, research and community engagement initiative undertaken in Australia.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process. For further information about this position, please contact Professor Joanne Spangaro, Head of Social Work, 61 2 4221 4688.

This position has been classified as ‘child-related work', more information is available within the position description.

*This position is an 'identified position' therefore The University of Wollongong considers that being an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). UOW is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and strives to be an employer of choice for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians. UOW offers excellent working conditions in a great location, with sociable hours, family friendly policies, flexible work practices, generous leave provisions and ongoing opportunities for professional development. The successful applicant will be required to verify Aboriginality prior to an offer of employment.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Part-time
Closing Date: 01/12/2019, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level B: $100,306 - $115,840 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation
HR Contact: Hannah Manning
Contact Email: hannahm@uow.edu.au