Associate Professor in Social Work
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Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Level D ($146,824.75 - $161,756.46)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia
The School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work (NMSW)
The School is a leader in the study of nursing, midwifery, social work and
counselling, demonstrating excellence through innovative, creative, and
dynamic teaching and research, in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and engaging
environment. The School is committed to conducting academic, research and
community partnership programs that are recognised for their excellence in
contributing to health and well-being in the community. The School is
responsible for a number of programs including the Bachelor of Social Work,
Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of
Midwifery dual degree, Master of Nursing Studies, Master of Social Work
Studies and the Master of Counselling degrees. It has extensive, well-
established partnerships in the hospital, health care, social welfare and
disability sectors and a developing cohort of research higher degree students.
In the most recent Shanghai rankings (2020) by subject area
nursing/midwifery, University of Queensland (UQ) was ranked 2nd in Australia
and 4th in the World. In the most recent Excellence in Research Australia
(ERA) ratings UQ received the maximum rating of 5 (“Well above World
Standard”) in Nursing, including midwifery and Social Work. UQ was the only
Australian University to achieve that rating in the discipline of social work.
Further details about the School and its activities may be accessed on the
School's web site at https: // nmsw.uq.edu.au.
About This Opportunity
An opportunity exists for an Associate Professor in Social Work to lead the
coordination and teaching of undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level
programs. You will demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and service.
The teaching role will include teaching into the social work programs, driving
development of new and innovative curricula, and being a Principal Supervisor
Honours and HDR students. In research you will have a sustained record of
outstanding research and in service you will have advanced relationships with
industry, professional bodies, and the wider external social work community.
This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one
of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from
Brisbane's city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with
outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a
perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant
campus with the tradition of an established university.
Our Ideal Candidate
To be successful for this opportunity, you will have completed a PhD in Social
Work or cognate discipline, partnered with a sustained record of outstanding
impact and achievement in teaching and research in Social Work. You will have
international recognition in the area of expertise and an excellent record of
publications in reputed refereed journal and presenting at conferences.
You will have the ability to successful lead a research team, with an
excellent record of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing significant
research funding from a range of external sources. You will have an
established record of course coordination and in advancing the development and
continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material
in Social Work.
You will have an extensive record of supervision of Honours and Research
Higher Degree students to successful complete. Evidence of leadership in
external activities and meaningful internal service roles is essential.
It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent is eligible for full
membership of the AASW.
Visa sponsorship is available for this appointment.
We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from
those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion
webpage contains further information if you require additional support.
Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to
What We Can Offer
This is a full-time, continuing teaching and research position at Academic
At Academic Level D, base salary will be in the range $146,824 - $161,756,
plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $171,784 -
This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may
be negotiated . You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities,
recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare,
discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and
many other benefits.
For further information, please review The University of Queensland's
Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.
Position-Description - Level D TR Social Work Final.pdf
To discuss this role please contact Professor Karen Healy
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Responses to the Selection Criteria
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be
considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the
job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including
direct email will not be accepted.
Advertised: 19 Jul 2021
Applications close: 16 Aug 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time