Academic Opportunity in the Division of EASS

Adelaide, Australia
06 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term

About the role

The Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences works across fields related to the arts, social sciences and humanities, with a unique focus on applied research and educating future professionals. Where possible, we incorporate real world experience into study programs to best prepare our students for their professional careers.

Sessional academic opportunities currently exist to join three of the Division’s Schools for work in the 2018 teaching year. Opportunities exist across all metropolitan and regional campuses in Mt Gambier and Whyalla. Please refer to individual School webpages for campus locations. 

The University of South Australia is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principals of equity and excellence, and with more than 33,000 students is the largest University in the state.

About the Schools

School of Education

The School of Education is seeking sessional staff for the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Primary/Middle and Middle and Secondary. Teacher registration in South Australia is essential. In addition, the School of Education are seeking staff with experience with teaching courses online.

Learning areas in particular demand include: Birth to 5 years/Early Years Curriculum, Mathematics, Science, Arts Education, Health and Physical Education, Secondary Design & Technology, Digital Technologies, Aboriginal Education, Educational Psychology, Child and Human Development, Managing Learning Environments, and Research in Education. 

The School of Education have metropolitan and regional campuses at Whyalla and Mt Gambier. For School information, please visit:

School of Creative Industries

The School of Creative Industries is seeking sessional staff for the following programs: Media Arts, Journalism, Professional Writing, Communication and Media, and various specialisations including History and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Sociology, Performing Arts, and English and Creative Writing.

For School information, please visit:

School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

The School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy is seeking sessional staff for the following programs: Psychological Science, Social Work, Social Science and Human Services, Psychology, and Counselling. Additionally, the School is seeking External Field Educators to provide external supervision for students on field placement.

For School information, please visit:

All applications should include:

  • a covering letter, indicating your area(s) of expertise; and
  • your current Curriculum Vitae. 

Applications must be lodged online via

The recruitment process is expected to take a period of time to complete; however we anticipate that the selection of suitable candidates for interview will be finalised by the end of January 2018. If your application is to be progressed to the next stage in the recruitment process, the relevant School will be in direct contact with you.

For further information about the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to

Applications close: 9:00 am Monday 4 December 2017

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent condition of appointment that the successful candidate obtains and maintains (at their own expense) a South Australian Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children. Further information regarding a DCSI Child-Related Employment screening assessment can be found via the DCSI website.

Important Information:

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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  • the name and contact details of at least two confidential work-related referees
  • a cover letter detailing the reasons for your application and your suitability for the position
  • your CV/resume
  • your responses to ONLY the selection criteria listed in the online application form.
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