Professor in Social Inclusion

Melbourne, Australia
12 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Burwood or Geelong Location
  • World-class research and education
  • Level E $182,846 + 17% Superannuation

The School of Health and Social Development is known for innovation and excellence in helping society achieve positive health, social and economic outcomes. Our Academic staff, located across the Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool campuses, are part of a team that delivers high-quality teaching and research that enable our graduates to flourish in complex health and social systems locally and globally.

We offer world-class research opportunities and programs through the Institute of Health Transformation and aligned with our Disability and Inclusion, Social Work and Occupational Therapy Disciplines. The Institute houses the Global Obesity Centre, Deakin Health Economics and a newly established Health Determinants research group with strengths in Workplace Health; Gambling and; Health, Nature and Sustainability.

As Professor, you will provide outstanding academic and research leadership in disability and social inclusion and promote the School and Faculty within the academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally. You will bring a population approach and develop and implement the concept of intersectionality at both organisational and systemic levels.

Your key responsibilities will include, and not limited to:

  • Leading competitive research grants and nurturing and mentoring junior staff.
  • Leading the development and implementation of collaborative research projects with researchers in the School, Faculty or University and with researchers from other Australian and international institutions.
  • Leading and making an outstanding contribution to the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs that are consistent with the University’s Strategic Plan and core commitments.
  • Developing and managing novel and targeted teaching and learning activities in courses within the school and make recommendations to the Head of School on matters of program and course development, maintenance and delivery, to ensure curriculum quality and relevance.
  • Providing senior leadership and mentoring for the implementation of Deakin’s Teaching and Learning priorities by providing an accessible and sophisticated online environment that enables effective curriculum design and teaching and learning for premium located and/or cloud learning.
  • Promoting disability and social inclusion by forging strong relationships with relevant professional groups, government and non-government organisations, overseas institutions, other academics, industry and the wider community.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in public health or relevant field (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrable academic leadership and professional expertise in disability and/or social inclusion.
  • A record of excellent achievement in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Significant experience in the development and delivery of university teaching and learning, at all levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the maintenance of academic standards and the development of curriculum/programs of study.
  • Success in securing competitive research and/or commercial funding, particularly NHMRC, ARC or equivalent grants, and pursuing opportunities to secure research funding.
  • A proven record of attracting and successfully supervising honours, masters and PhD students.
  • Ability to develop and administer assessment regimes and provide feedback that fosters independent learning.
  • Strong professional networks in the health, welfare, community, and disability sector and an understanding of industry workforce needs.
  • Demonstrated personal qualities of cultural respect and inclusiveness, innovation and high motivation, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.

Applications for this position close on Monday 2 December 2019.

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Colin Bell, Head of School,

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.