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Lecturer in Mental Health

Adelaide, Australia
$106,403 - $125,917 plus 17% Superannuation
Closing date
12 May 2024
  • Continuing/Balanced | Full-Time at 1.0FTE
  • Academic Level B | $106,403 - $125,917 plus 17% Superannuation
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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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. 

Flinders Social Work

Our Social Work team is passionate about fostering a fairer, more inclusive, and socially just society.  We are committed to high-quality education, including career-ready skills and knowledge, that will prepare students for the complexities of contemporary practice. We are highly engaged in exploring nuanced, evidence-based responses to complex problems, such as child abuse, domestic and family violence, disability, homelessness and mental health through research and partnerships to decolonise social work, health, and the human services.

About the Role 

As the Lecturer in Mental Health, you will produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching, predominantly in Social Work. You will be responsible for development of innovative teaching materials, multi-modal teaching delivery, including face to face and online, and other innovative and contemporary teaching and learning strategies, appropriate for the College.

The Lecturer in Mental Health will make independent high-quality contributions to research and/or creative activity, through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition and research student supervision.

Some of the key responsibilities of the position are:

  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.
  • Focusing on and contributing to supervision of research student programs.
  • Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.
  • Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.

About You 

To be successful, you are an accredited Mental Health Practitioner who has completed a PhD or equivalent qualification relevant to Mental Health (e.g., social work, psychology, nursing). You are passionate about the field of Mental Health and Wellbeing and have excellent communication skills to be able to build effective relationships with your stakeholders such as staff, students and industry partners.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role include:

  • Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high quality teaching in Mental Health in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful and independent innovation in learning and teaching delivery or design, including the use of e-learning technologies.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in Mental Health, including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students (Desirable).

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). 

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment 

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies. 

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  
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA). 

How to Apply and Information 


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

12 May 2024

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.

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