Associate Professor / Professor of Social Work

Melbourne, Australia
$169,094 - $217,805 p.a
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0059498
Location: Parkville
Salary: Associate Professor Level D $169,094 - $186,288 p.a.
Professor Level E $217,805 p.a 
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full Time 1.0FTE
Basis of Employment: Continuing


We are looking for a leader in social work research and teaching – particularly with a focus in domestic and family violence, or potentially in child protection and/or mental health. Our domestic and family violence research is a nationally recognised area of excellence, with current research activity supported by Australian Research Council Linkage Projects (Lead Chief Investigator Professor Cathy Humphreys) and partnership within the recently awarded Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW). Current research and training activity also focuses on the Asia Pacific region through the UNFPA, and through a strong partnership with VACCA. It is anticipated that you will support the ongoing work of these areas as well as pursuing your own aligned research agenda.

For more than 80 years, The University of Melbourne has been a leader in educating outstanding social workers who are strong ethically, academically and professionally. You will join an innovative academic team working in the Department of Social Work, Melbourne School of Health Sciences

About You

You will be making an international contribution to scholarship in social work, with an outstanding track record in teaching and learning, research, research training and knowledge translation. You will have proven leadership qualities in fostering excellence in your colleagues and in developing the next generation of social work and health sciences scholars, researchers, and practitioners.

You will possess;

  • A social work qualification (undergraduate or postgraduate) for eligibility for AASW membership
  • A PhD in social work or a cognate discipline
  • An established track record in competitive research grants and funding
  • An outstanding publication record in peer reviewed journals and/or books
  • Evidence of high-quality team leadership and staff mentoring

Full list of the key search criteria can be found in the attached PD.

About Us

Melbourne School of Health Sciences

Since its inception in July 2009, the Melbourne School of Health Sciences has embraced the Melbourne Model to create an inter-professional learning community at the forefront of leadership in health sciences education, clinical research, scholarship, professional practice, workforce training and knowledge exchange. Our highly skilled team and outstanding students contribute to local, national, and global efforts to improve health and wellbeing.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the University of Melbourne’s largest faculty in terms of management of financial resources, employment of academic and professional staff, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate (including research higher degree) students and the conduct of basic and applied research. The Faculty’s annual revenue is $628m with approximately 55% of this income related to research activities.

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a cover letter, CV and document with responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

Position Description:  FINAL - 0059498_Associate Professor-Professor of Social Work_PD.doc

Applications close:
19 July 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time