Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Newcastle, Australia
$126,446 + 17% superannuation
15 May 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Academic Level C plus 17% Super
  • Located at the beautiful Callaghan Campus, Newcastle NSW
  • Be a contributor to the College and University’s social research and innovation agenda 

Use your passion for applied Social Work to enhance field education experiences for our students and communities.

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their exceptional teaching to our region, and to take their research impact to the world with us.

As one of the top 200 universities in the world and number one university in the world for partnering for a sustainable future, we are proud educators grounded by the needs of our community. We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity.

Be part of something bigger

The newly formed School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences features several degree programs that connect interdisciplinary strength so that graduates are better prepared to influence cultural and social change. New connections between social science, human services, creative arts and design academics creates a truly multidisciplinary context, driving innovation and creativity in our curriculum and pedagogies.

The Role

The University of Newcastle is well known and celebrated for offering one of the first problem-based learning Social Work degrees and has a strong reputation for innovation and exemplary graduate outcomes.

In this role you will:

  • Be part of a rapidly growing and changing discipline
  • Teach in the Social Work program, with a particular focus on working with students in field education placements for our Callaghan and Ourimbah cohorts.
  • Work to embed existing strong relationships with various community partners, government organisations and placement providers to help enhance our presence and impact across the wider communities of Newcastle and the Central Coast
  • Grow connections and build relationships with new partners, to ensure our students are gaining vital experience.  
  • Join in the University of Newcastle’s commitment to growing research in the field relating to Social Work practice, with a particular focus on First Nations communities and young Indigenous people

These continuing positions are full time and will be located at the Callaghan Campus (Awabakal and Worimi land) and may require travel to the Ourimbah Campus.

 How will you become part of our community?

  • Have passion for applied Social Work and interest in working with students who are developing their practice to enhance the student field education experience
  • Teach and Inspire students, with your proven experience in working autonomously, multi-tasking and prioritising to provide adaptive teaching methods, such as online teaching and the demonstration of online tutorials
  • Show capability and eagerness to engage and network with external associations and to secure research funding
  • Bring with you a demonstrated record of publication or non-traditional research output in high-quality outlets

How will we support you?

The remuneration for this position is from $126,446 + 17% superannuation.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit:

Let’s be part of something bigger together.

Please visit for a guide on how to apply for a role. Please note that you will be asked to add all documents in a PDF format into the one upload box during the application form.

Your application must include (in a single document, PDF preferred):

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.

For additional information on the position contact Associate Professor, Jesper Gulddal on 02 4921 5166 or via email

Click the Apply button to access the position description. You will be redirected to the advert on our University of Newcastle jobs page where you will be able to find the link to the position description.

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 Closing date: Thursday, 16 June 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you