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Lecturer in Environmental Impact and Wellbeing

Adelaide, Australia
$106,403 - $125,917 plus 17% Super
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time at 1.0FTE
  • Academic Level B | $106,403 - $125,917 plus 17% Super
  • 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. 

About the Role 

We have an exciting opportunity within the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work as the Lecturer in Environmental Impact and Wellbeing. As the successful candidate, you will produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching predominantly in Social Work and be focused on bringing understandings of the reciprocal interaction of the natural environment and humans and the responses required for a sustainable future.

Some of the key responsibilities of the position are:

  • Planning and delivering ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as quality publication, external grant acquisition, scholarship and presentation that aligns with the College’s areas of research strength.
  • Contributing to the organisation, planning, delivery and evaluation of teaching primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in Social Work and across the College, through topic coordination, delivery of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, placements or other contemporary teaching strategies.
  • 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.
  • 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 have completed a PhD or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field. You have demonstrated experience in undertaking high quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design. You are passionate in fostering a positive environment for both colleagues and students and have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role include:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the reciprocal relationship between the natural environment and humans and the relevance of this to human service professions.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in the interaction between humans and the natural environment, environmental impact and wellbeing including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work within a cross and/or transdisciplinary context to drive global sustainability goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.

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  

How to Apply and Information 


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

10 June 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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