Professor of Social Work/Social Policy, Ageing and Disability

Magill, Australia
16 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Leadership Position
  • Continuing appointment
  • Magill Campus

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university helping solve the problems of industry and the professions. Our teaching is industry-informed, our research inventive and adventurous, and focused on creating real impact. Through our research, we create knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. We are a young university, continuing to set the pace for world-class research and solutions for a changing world. 

Research at the University of South Australia has been positioned around six key themes to ensure we can deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that respond to the most pressing needs of our world today. One of the themes of research is ‘An Age Friendly World’ which will shed light on how individuals at every stage in the life course can achieve their potential. To ensure we can deliver innovative and sustainable solutions, the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy is introducing the Bachelor of Social Science (Ageing and Disability) program from 2019. 

An opportunity exists for a dynamic Professor of Social Work/Social Policy to provide leadership and support in the Ageing and Disability discipline, lead the development of curriculum in healthy ageing and disability services, and strengthen research capacity by building partnerships with national and international industry and peak bodies. 

As a leader in Social Work/Social Policy, you will be committed to supporting the School’s teaching and learning in ways that will enhance the student experience. With a sustained track of personal research activity and academic leadership, you will have experience in innovative teaching and an active engagement in industry and community outreach activities, with knowledge in ageing and disability. 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit the position information website at

For further information about the process, please contact Ms Michelle De Pasquale, Manager: Recruitment Operations via email at 

Applications close: 5:00 pm Friday 25 May 2018 

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Working with Children Assessment.

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