Lecturer, Human Services, Academic Level A/B

Adelaide, Australia
18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples only
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $90,451 (Level A)/$101,784 (Level B) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer: Human Services to develop, deliver, and coordinate courses within undergraduate and postgraduate programs with a special focus on Australian Aboriginal knowledges and practice. The role will make a significant contribution in Aboriginal research.

The position will contribute independently and as part of a team to support UniSA Justice & Society’s teaching and research outcomes and to carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional activities.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate and deliver courses in a range of areas, with a focus on the development and delivery of content that privileges Australian Aboriginal knowledges and practice
  • Work collaboratively while supporting academic leadership to promote the Unit’s teaching and learning initiatives
  • Contribute to research activity focused on issues of importance to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and communities
  • Create, foster and enhance national and international links with relevant industry, business, university and community bodies

Essential Criteria

  • Identification as an Australian Aboriginal person with a sound understanding of the issues impacting on the provision of services to, and workforce considerations for, Aboriginal communities
  • Post-graduate qualification aligned with Human Services (PhD qualification is required to be considered as a level B)
  • Demonstrated capacity and commitment to high quality teaching outcomes
  • A developing research record and experience in the preparation of research grant applications
  • Demonstrated high standard of interpersonal ability, written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a diverse team


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • Professional Development funding for newly appointed Aboriginal staff


UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive. As part of this commitment, the University has had an Aboriginal Employment Strategy in place continuously since 2002. UniSA was the first university in South Australia to have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), a guiding document to advance reconciliation across the organisation. Further, under our Enterprise 25 Strategic Plan 2018-2025, UniSA aspires to be the University of Choice for Aboriginal staff and students, to be a more inclusive university and to ensure strong Aboriginal futures.

UniSA has a long-standing aim that Aboriginal Peoples comprise at least 3% of its workforce and is committed to improving employment opportunities, supporting professional development, and creating a culturally safe and supportive workplace for Aboriginal staff members.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Ms Georgie Hart, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 3681.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Wednesday 16 February 2022

Applications will only be considered from Australian Aboriginal Peoples for this position, under special measures pursuant to Section 56 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984. You will be required to provide evidence of your Aboriginal heritage in your online application form.

How to apply:

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email recruitment@unisa.edu.au and you will receive a response within one working day.

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