Senior Lecturer, Disability

Perth, Australia
20 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Tenurable appointment
  • Salary range: Level C $117,857 - $135,900 p.a.

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

School of Allied Health

Be Inspired Research Theme: Healthy futures

The University of Western Australia is one of the world’s most prestigious research universities, located in a beautiful and diverse geographical region. With an incredibly rich local heritage, the University taps into global networks of knowledge, education and research.

Our research focus extends far beyond the geographical boundaries of the University campus. From gravitational waves to the human microbiome, our research encompasses everything from improving human health and wellbeing to explaining the mysteries of the universe.

Home of Nobel Laureates, Oscar winners, Gates Foundation recipients and winners of national teaching awards, we welcome inspiring individuals to help take research from the lab, to the classroom and the world.

About the team

The School of Allied Health is a new and innovative school based in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The School aspires to be a school of teaching excellence in which staff and students feel valued and supported in their individual and collective efforts in areas of Allied Health. The Division of Social Work and Social Policy is located in the School and offers a two year postgraduate Master of Social Work.

About the opportunity

The individual appointed to this position may currently be located in an academic setting or may be an experienced practitioner in a leadership role in the social work field who may wish to contribute their extensive knowledge, skills and expertise in an alternative work setting such as a university.

You will maintain a strong emphasis on leadership and managerial skills to effectively contribute in working closely with the Head of Social Work to inspire and lead social work at UWA into the future. You will also be willing to undertake and deliver quality teaching and supervision of social work students. In addition, you will be motivated to undertake research and obtain research funding, in collaboration with others in a range of related social work areas and in a key area of disabilities.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

For further information about the position please email the Head of Social Work and Social Policy Prof Judy Esmond

Closing date: Monday, 2 April 2018

This position is open to international applicants.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.