Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, Teaching and Research ALC/ALD, Social Work

Perth, Australia
12 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuing, full-time
  • $120,028 - $138,340 plus 17% superannuation (ALC)
  • $144,446 - $159,087 plus 17% superannuation (ALD)

Curtin University is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (ARWU 2017), and in the top 50 in the world for universities under the age of 50 (QS World University Rankings 2017). In recent years, Curtin has climbed significantly in global league tables and in the 2016 Nature Index results, Curtin was named as a rising star, the most collaborative of the Australian universities, and the biggest Australian mover. Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, and Dubai.

The School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology

The School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School aims to provide outstanding professional education in the three disciplines and cutting edge research into contemporary social and health issues confronting communities as well as developing and evaluating programs and interventions. We work closely with industry partners to ensure our education and research activities are relevant and our graduates are prepared for the professional workforce. The academics are highly committed to students and use a wide range of learning and teaching methods in the degrees. Areas of research and teaching interest in Social Work include mental health recovery and well-being, disability, domestic and family violence, lived experience and Aboriginal knowledges, decolonising practices, refugees and supporting children and families. The Social Work discipline includes active researchers whose work is driven by a commitment to social justice and making difference in the contemporary policy and practice environment.

Help us build Curtin's Future.

Your new role

As a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the School your role will involve teaching and learning in the undergraduate Bachelor of Social Work and the forthcoming Graduate Entry Master of Social Work, supervision of honours and research degree students and developing collaborative research with colleagues internal and external to the School. This will require you to:

  • Provide a high quality learning experience for students;
  • Create curriculum and develop learning materials for our teaching programs;
  • Conduct face-to face, online and distributed learning activities;
  • Deliver and continually develop your own high quality and innovative teaching techniques and course materials to create enthusiasm and understanding amongst students
  • Provide and support a rich research training environment for honours and post-graduate students
  • Undertake research, publish and apply for grants in a research area relevant to the Discipline and School.

You will bring to this role

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • A Social Work qualification that meets the requirements for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • High level teaching skills and a reflective approach to teaching
  • Proficiency in use of IT systems and online educational technologies
  • A track record of research and publication

For further information please refer to the Position Description: Senior Lecturer ALC and Associate Professor ALD 

What we offer you

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exciting career paths and trajectories including conducting innovative work that will make a real difference.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Enterprise Agreements; as are the employee benefits which include employer superannuation contribution at the rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs and flexible and family friendly work practices.

What we need from you

You are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Indigenous reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any ability assistance. 

Curtin are recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, are a proud member of the Athena SWAN SAGE pilot, hold Silver recognition for LGBTIQ+ inclusion and are the first West Australian University to hold an elevate Reconciliation Action Plan as well as the first to become White Ribbon accredited.

Curtin University has a bold vision to be one of the leading institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Curtin is now entering an exciting phase as it focuses on further building its research capacity, and improving its already strong reputation for innovation in learning and teaching.

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Contact details

How to apply

For further information and to be considered for this position please apply directly on Curtin University's website,

Applications close: 5 pm, 12th August 2018 

For more information contact

Prof Donna Chung, School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology

Phone:  +61 8 9266 3340