Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Adelaide, Australia
$124,109 - $142,764 p.a.
02 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time
  • Academic Teaching & Research (Balanced) Level C | $124,109 - $142,764 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park

About the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Join us in delivering high quality innovative and future focussed learning, teaching, and research for the benefit of students, industry, and the broader community. Through world-class teaching and research, our College equips students with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and advance human development. We have numerous opportunities for the right people to contribute to the future of the College, gain new skills, and make a real contribution to our students and to the community. 

Flinders Social Work

Our Social Work team is passionate about fostering a fairer, more inclusive, and socially just society. We are committed to high-quality education, including career-ready skills and knowledge, that will prepare students for the complexities of contemporary practice. We are highly engaged in exploring nuanced, evidence-based responses to complex problems, such as child abuse, domestic and family violence, disability, homelessness and mental health through research and partnerships to decolonise social work, health, and the human services. As the proud home to Australia’s premier Social Work research centre - Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) – Flinders Social Work is developing a formidable reputation for our rigorous, theoretically driven research examining social issues and social work practice in our ever-evolving world.

About the Role

The Senior Lecturer in Social Work will contribute to quality teaching and research by collaborating and delivering innovative teaching within the Social Work discipline. Contributing to the ethical and high-quality research of the College, you will gain competitive research grants, produce high-quality publications, and supervise research higher degree students. As an Academic Teacher you will also plan and deliver topics within Social Work by delivering innovative teaching materials and learning strategies. You will build and maintain strategic relationships with a range of stakeholders, both internally through mentoring early career researchers and externally through new and existing industry partners. Working across multi-disciplinary teams, you will help shape a highly respectful and collaborative work environment for all.

We welcome expertise across the social work fields of mental health, trauma, decolonisation, child abuse, domestic and family violence, disability, homelessness, and ageing.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be an excellent and experienced tertiary teacher in Social Work, including responsibility of topic coordination and curriculum design. You have a track record of developing innovative teaching methods that enhance the student experience, as well as experience in the supervision of honours and higher degree students. You have a strong research background, particularly in the areas of College strength or in Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS). You are an excellent communicator in all formats, particularly in your ability to establish relationships with students, staff, and industry partners. You will have a completed a PhD in Social Work, or a related discipline (or equivalent qualification).

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to undertake high quality teaching in the following areas - mental health, trauma, decolonisation, child abuse, domestic and family violence, disability, homelessness, and ageing.
  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • An understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship.
  • Experience providing leadership in curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Mary Katsikitis

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible.

Applications to be submitted before 11:59 pm:

08 Jan 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.