Lecturer in Mental Health & Wellbeing

Adelaide, Australia
$101,724 - $120,380 p.a. 
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work 

Through our world-class teaching and research, we equip students with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and advance human development. The College is dedicated to cultivating bright minds and inspiring innovative, passionate, and highly skilled graduates for future ready careers, and delivering connections for life. 

About the Role 

The Lecturer in Mental Health & Wellbeing will produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in the area of Mental Health & Wellbeing. This role requires high-level skills inclusive of the Active Communities and Social Impact Program and expertise in mental health and well being in the workplace and community, as well as providing key expertise for undergraduate psychology in pre-professional skills essential for the 3rd and 4th year programs.

Some of the key position responsibilities of this critical position include:

  • Contributing to the organisation, planning, delivery, and evaluation of teaching primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in the area of wellbeing and mental health, through topic coordination, online teaching, delivery of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, placements or other contemporary teaching strategies.
  • Supervising research students at the Honours and Research Higher Degree level.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry, government, and community organisations.

Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

About You 

AS the successful candidate, you are a passionate professional in the field of Mental Health & Wellbeing  (workplace and community). You are an excellent communicator in all formats, particularly in your ability to establish relationships with students, staff, and industry partners, as well as being experienced in online teaching. You have also acquired a PhD in the relevant area.

Some of the key position responsibilities of the role are:

  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in the Flinders Institute of Mental Health and Wellbeing  and the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work including evidence of quality publications and capacity to attract external competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for students and to integrate WIL within curriculum.
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to the supervision of honours and/or Higher Degree Research Students in psychology in particular.

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  

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 Mary Katsikitis

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

11 Apr 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.