Lecturer in Social Impact

Boroondara, Australia
24 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
  • Academic Level B, $91,849 – $108,961 + 17% Super
  • Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

About the job

The Lecturer, Social impact position is expected to prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and workshops and to assess students in the relevant business discipline both on campus and online. This includes developing and supporting academic programs and working with the academic team in the development of program change and innovation. The position is also expected to mentor and counsel students on academic matters and may also supervise honours, masters and PhD students. 

A contribution to the faculty’s research output, income and impact is required. The position will assume administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties and will also contribute to faculty management and administration generally.

The position is expected to participate in activities that foster and build further on existing links with government, business, communities and professions in Australia and internationally.

Candidates with significant and recent industry experience will be considered as there is the potential for this position to have an increased emphasis on industry engagement.

The position will be within the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne. The centre delivers high quality personalised education and fosters a strong research culture that includes international collaboration, competitive grants and high-quality publications.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • An earned doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake teaching, associated administrative duties, coordination and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In particular, demonstrated ability to teach in the relevant business discipline
  • Demonstrated commitment to leading edge/best practice education, including blended learning formats, online teaching and the use of case studies, role-plays and/or simulations in the learning environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to research in the university context, a capacity in the use of a variety of research methods and a track record of publishing in discipline relevant quality academic journals

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Robyn Eversole on 0476 600 227.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Applications close at 11.30 pm 10th December

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