Lecturer (Level B) / Senior Lecturer (Level C) in Social Work

Logan, Australia
The total package is in the range $117,160 - $165,492.
07 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Parklands Dr, Southport QLD 4215, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work offers a range of educational programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the Logan and Gold Coast campuses, with a growing external reach that enables students to study from anywhere in Australia. The School has a strong research focus, with academic staff from diverse disciplinary backgrounds skilled in areas of domestic and family violence, child protection and well-being, mental health and disability, environmental justice, international and community practice, and a range of associated areas of interest.

Job Description

About the Opportunity

We are currently looking for a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in the discipline of Social Work. The primary focus of this role is to provide leadership across social work programs. The role also includes convening and teaching social work courses, and supporting the delivery of high-quality social work education that prepares graduates to enter the field with confidence and competence. This role includes supervision of Honours Dissertations and Higher Degree Research candidates as well as research and scholarship in learning and teaching. It is expected that applicants will have a well-developed research agenda that aligns with strategic priorities of the School of Health Sciences and Social Work. This will include active engagement with external stakeholders in both research and practice.

This is a full time, continuing position based at either the Logan or Gold Coast campus. It is expected that the successful candidate will be available to attend campus in person as a normal requirement of the role.

Salary Range

The base salary for Lecturer (Level B) is in the range $100,137 - $118,916 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $117,160 - $139,132 per annum.

The base salary for Senior Lecturer (Level C) is in the range $122,668 - $141,447 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $143,521 - $165,492.


About You

To be successful within this role, you will be a social work academic who has capacity for discipline leadership as well as knowledge and experience to deliver student-focused learning and teaching in generic social work courses. You will have experience in both on-campus and online teaching and capacity to adapt to new learning environments. You will possess or be enrolled a doctoral level qualification in a field related to social work, and evidence of a passion for learning and teaching, and a commitment to research collaboration and supervision. In addition, you will effectively engage with external partners to promote employability objectives for Griffith graduates, and you will seek to ensure that diverse student cohorts are retained and supported to succeed at university.

Additional information

As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. We offer:

  • Flexible working options and genuine work-life balance.
  • Salary packaging options & corporate health discounts.
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

How to Apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the position description here and the About you section above)
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including your full contact detail

Visa sponsorship is possible for this appointment for candidates who do not hold valid Australian work rights.

Further Information

For further information about this role, please contact Senior Lecturer Lise Johns, Acting Academic Lead Social Work +61 (0) 7 338 21143 or email l.johns@griffith.edu.au

For application queries, please contact Jess Smith, Talent Acquisition Partner on email jess.smith@griffith.edu.au

For application support, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 3735 4011 and quote REF1354L.

Closing date: Monday 13 March 2022 at 5:00 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.