Senior Lecturer in Disability Studies

Logan, South East Queensland, Australia
$109,463 to $126,220 per annum
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Overview:

Griffith Health is one of the largest and most diverse single academic Health faculties in the Australian University sector. The Health Group consists of eight schools and provides an extensive array of high quality and innovative education programs ranging from the enabling biomedical and social health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Currently over 10,000 students and more than 700 staff work within the Health Group, as well as a network clinical training sites and practitioners who collaborate in our research and teaching.

Further information about Griffith Health and its constituent schools, research and research programs, clinics and dedicated staff can be found on our website

The School has an established reputation for producing high quality graduates who are well equipped to enter a wide variety of roles in the Social and Health Services. Our education is highly innovative and the School prides itself on leading the way in health social work education in Australia. As a health focused university we are the first school to have embedded inter-professional learning within our degrees. We have a clear focus on community development, clinical social work and health related research.

Our educational activities are underpinned by a strong commitment to teaching and learning scholarship with the majority of academic staff having postgraduate educational qualifications and regularly publishing in the social science and health literature. Our academics and students consistently win prizes and awards in the teaching and learning area. The disability studies teaching program: Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies and Master of Human Services (Disability Studies) is one of the largest in Australasia and applies and promotes a critical perspective of disability in research and teaching to maximize Australia's capacity to ensure a more equitable, participatory and accessible society for people with disabilities.

This is a full time, continuing position, based at the Logan campus with travel to Gold Coast campus.

The role:

The successful candidate will be expected to participate and further develop the School's research and teaching activities in human services and social work, participating in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and developing a productive research program. The appointee will be expected to pursue research and scholarship in disability studies, and to teach courses in disability studies offered in the School.

The person:

The successful applicant will be a qualified Social Worker with a PhD in an area relevant to disability studies, and an established record relevant to undergraduate and post graduate teaching and supervision of postgraduate research students. The person will have an excellent publication record and the capacity to attract research funding. Other professionals with a background in disability studies and extensive clinical practice may be considered.

Salary range:

Senior Lecturer, Level C: $109,463 to $126,220 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $128,072 - $147,678 per annum.

Further information:

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

For further information about this role, please contact Associate Professor Lynne Briggs on +61 (0) 7 5552 7466.

For application queries, please contact Ms Priscilla Pratap, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 4062.

Closing date: Friday, 28 April 2017 at 5 pm AEST.