Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Gold Coast, Australia
The total remuneration package is up to $140,609 to $166,761 per annum.
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 2 x Full-timeopportunities – 1 x Fixed term (2 years) and 1 x Fixed term (3 years)
  • Seaside Gold Coast location. Generous relocation support available.
  • Remuneration package up to $166,761per annum plus excellent conditions and benefits

About us

Southern Cross University is a young, dynamic and rising institution of excellence committed to transforming tomorrow. Our gamechanging new education model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes and quality of life.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Healthdelivers undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as postgraduate research degrees, and provides an exciting and innovative learning environment. The Faculty works with health care providers, individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements and deliver person-centred care. The Faculty offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including clinical exercise physiology, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, sport and exercise science.

Given the success and growth of the Faculty’s social work programs, we are seeking to appoint two (2) Lecturer / Senior Lecturers. The successful applicants will actively contribute to the Faculty through student centered teaching practice and development, contribute to the research and/or scholarship of teaching profile of the Faculty through their publications, and undertake relevant engagement and service activities to support the Faculty. 

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Provide a high standard of teaching and enhance the student learning experience byactively engaging in the adoption of existing and emerging learning technology and platforms andproviding flexible options across blended and online delivery modes.
  • Undertake research activities that align with the research profile of the Faculty.
  • Undertake relevant community and professional engagement that support and enhance the University and Faculty’s profile and priorities.

About you

You will be a highly-engaged, innovative and inspiring academic, committed to reflective teaching practice, enhancing the student learning experience and graduate outcomes. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be dedicated to working collegially and effectively across a multi-disciplinary team. Your strong links within the discipline will enable effective collaboration with internal and external colleagues on research activities.

In addition, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in a social work or related discipline, and post-qualifying social work practice experience of no less than 5 years. Applicants must be eligible for, or have current, membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at a tertiary level in social work and in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative curricula. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of contemporary educational technologies and teaching both practical and theoretical topics in Social Work in blended and online environments across a range of practice settings and populations.

Salary and benefits

Our staff benefit from flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities.

  • These are two full-time positions: 1 x fixed term (2 years) and 1 x fixed term (3 years).
  • Located at Gold Coast. Generous relocation support available.
  • Academic Level B or C. 
    • The base salary for Lecturer (Level B) ranges from $101,544 - $120,179 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $140,609.
    • The base salary for Lecturer (Level C) ranges from $123,900 - $142,531 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $166,761 per annum. 

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.

Application requirements

Applicants must apply online and provide responses to the selection criteria in the position description by the closing date. Information to support you prepare your application is available on our website. If you experience difficulties applying online or need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting jobs@scu.edu.au.

Job applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or currently hold a visa with unrestricted work rights in Australia for the entire duration of the appointment. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Further information Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Name: Dr Erica Russ, Course Coordinator (Master of Social Work)

Phone: 07 5589 3167

Email: erica.russ@scu.edu.au

Name:Dr Darran Stonehouse, Course Coordinator (Bachelor of Social Workand Bachelor of Community Welfare)

Phone: 07 5589 3520

Email: darran.stonehouse@scu.edu.au

Closing Date: 9:00 am AEDT Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion and aim to ensure equality in the recruitment of our staff. Applications are supported and encouraged from those that bring diversity to the University.

Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.