Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Armidale, Australia
23 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $93,336 to $110,619 pa (Lecturer) - $114,074 to $131,360 pa (Senior Lecturer)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Relocation assistance provided as per UNE policy
  • Applicants must have ongoing full time work rights

About the School and the Role

If you are after a rewarding career, University of New England offers all you need to build a brighter future. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Work position provides an opportunity for the successful applicant to join our dynamic and committed team which contribute to the development of the Social Work program and to further raise the academic profile of the School of Health. Our social work courses have a particular emphasis on social work in rural and remote communities, and are designed around an interactive problem-based learning approach to equip students for the challenge of being agents of change in the 21st century.

The role involves teaching students in Social Work programs as well as engaging in research and other scholarly activities as part of a dynamic team of social work academics. The role also provides opportunity for inter-professional and cross disciplinary research within the School. UNE offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Social Work.

Skills & Experience

We are seeking a person who is considering building an academic career within a supportive and collaborative environment and is committed to the development of the profession of Social Work.

At Lecturer level you will have extensive practice experience and ideally be near completion of a doctoral qualification.

As Senior Lecturer you would have a doctoral qualification in a relevant field of study as well as a sound practice experience, a record of scholarly publications; evidence of successful supervision to completion of HDR students; and demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate courses as a member of collaborative educational team.

The ideal candidate would have a commitment to social justice, health and social care sectors and the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals and communities. 

About UNE

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. UNE is proud of its heritage and status as one of Australia’s oldest universities and we are committed to maintaining the tradition of distinction for which we are renowned.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

To find out more, visit: www.armidaleregion.com.au/ and/or www.experiencethehighs.com.au/

To apply

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please provide your responses to the selection criteria, relevant to the level of your application, contained in the position information document, in your application.


Reference No:   217168

Closing Date:   Midnight Sunday 17 September 2017

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Jane Conway, phone 02 6773 3653 or email jconway4@une.edu.au. To find out more about the School of Health visit: http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-health

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.