Lecturer in Youth Work, School of Social Sciences

Sydney, Australia
$131,136 to $154,738 p.a.
30 May 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position
  • Western's Kingswood or Liverpool Campus 

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

About the Team

The School of Social Sciences offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including research programs that combine advanced academic knowledge with real-life training to suit a range of career needs and interests. The School is committed to the provision of high quality, flexible education. It supports students to maximise their success, promote human rights and expand global reach and reputation.

About the Role

The School of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Youth Work who will be expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the School and University, and is expected to carry out activities to maintain and develop their research, scholarly and professional activities in areas relevant to their discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to make substantial contribution to:

  • The teaching of youth work and social sciences, contributing to curriculum development and quality improvement.
  • The research direction of the School, including regular publication in high-impact national and international journals and the acquisition of competitive external research funding.
  • The supervision of masters and higher degree research students.
  • The administration and development of postgraduate professional programs.


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer: 

  • 35 hour work week
  • 17% super contributions
  • Flexible work arrangements e.g. purchased annual leave
  • Inclusive culture

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please apply ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for more information.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level B $131,136 to $154,738 p.a. (comprising Salary of $110,811 to $130,846 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Dr Ana Rodas via email a.rodas@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Sunday 25 June 2023 

How to Apply:

Please use the following link to submit your application


OR Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be directed to Western Sydney University’s website, to submit your application.

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in your application. Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at recruitmentpartnerships@westernsydney.edu.au.

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application.