Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Armidale, Australia
21 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $120,462 to $ 138,717per annum (Academic Level C)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation.Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have ongoing full time work rights (UNE will not provide sponsorship for this position)

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health offers innovative degree programs across a range of disciplines and professions, underpinned by the University's commitment to providing excellent teaching, outstanding learning facilities and a first-rate student learning experience. The Faculty includes three Schools: the School of Health, the School of Psychology and the School of Rural Medicine. Further information can be found on the website at Faculty of Medicine and Health.

About the role

If you are after a rewarding career, the University of New England offers all you need to build a brighter future. The Senior Lecturer in Social Work position provides an opportunity for the successful applicant to join our dynamicand committed team and contribute to the development of theSocial Workprogramand to further raise the academic profile of the School of Health. Our social work courses have a particular emphasis on social work in rural and remote communities, and are designed around an interactive problem-based learning approach to equip students for the challenge of being agents of change in the 21st century.

The role involves teaching students in Social Work programs as well as engaging in research, HDR supervision and other scholarly activities as part of a dynamic team of social work academics. The role also provides opportunity for inter-professional and interdisciplinary teaching and research within the School, the Faculty and wider university. UNE offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Social Work.

Skills & Experience

We are seeking a person who is considering building an academic career within a supportive and collaborative environment and is committed to the development of the profession of Social Work.

As Senior Lecturer you would have a doctoral qualification in a relevant field of study as well as a sound practice experience, a record of scholarly publications; evidence of successful supervision to completion of HDR students; and demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate courses as a member of collaborative educational team.

The ideal candidate would have a commitment to social justice, health and social care sectors and the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals and communities. 

Additional information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Prof Myfanwy Maple:  phone 02 6773 3661 or email To find out more about the School of Healthplease visit their website.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   Midnight, 9 August 2020

Reference No:   220057

To Apply

Please proceed to the advertisement listed on the UNE Jobs website ( and submit your application by selecting the 'apply now' button at the bottom of the advertisement.

Your application (combined as one PDF) should comprise of the following:

  1. 1-2 page cover letter outlining who you are, your strengths and qualifications, and why you are interested in the role at UNE;
  2. A current resume containing details of 3 referees. At least one referee should have a thorough knowledge of your work over the past 2 years as your manager or supervisor;
  3. Responses to the numbered selection criteria contained in the position statement at the bottom of the advertisment (

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.