Lecturer: Social Work & Human Services (Academic Level A)

University of South Australia


October 3, 2022



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  • Based in UniSA Justice & Society at the Magill campus

  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $74,385 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    The position of Lecturer: Social Work & Human Services is responsible for the development, delivery, and coordination of courses within the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in social work and human services

    You will contribute independently and as part of a team to support the Academic Unit's teaching and research outcomes and to carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional activities.

    The position of Lecturer: Social Work & Human Services (Academic Level A) is a balanced 40:40:20 position, of 40% teaching, 40% research/scholarship and 20% administrative activities.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    About UniSA Justice & Society

    Developing new knowledge and multi-disciplinary solutions to some of society's most pressing issues, UniSA Justice & Society offers a wide range of programs and conducts world-class research in the fields of law, psychology, social work, human services and social sciences.

    UniSA Justice & Society combines complementary disciplines that target areas of critical social need, including psychology, law, social work, human services, arts, and Aboriginal and Australian studies.

    Our multidisciplinary research explores the connections between these areas, with a focus on transformative solutions. Our relationships with industry and government bodies lead to improved public policy, community development, and social and economic outcomes.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate and deliver courses in a range of areas including the design and delivery of courses for on campus and online modalities
  • Work collaboratively and reciprocally with staff across the University and relevant partner organisations to ensure that courses contain quality content and represent contemporary practice and theory
  • Support academic leadership to promote the Academic Unit's teaching and learning initiatives
  • Enhance the research profile of the Academic Unit by contributing to research and scholarly activity relevant to social work and human services
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • Under-graduate or post-graduate qualification aligned with Social Work and Human Services
  • Demonstrated capacity and commitment to high quality, flexible teaching and learning outcomes, in both traditional and contemporary modes of delivery
  • A developing research record and experience in the preparation of research grant applications
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    How to Apply

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Sara Heidrich, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 4381.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 3 October 2022

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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    About the employer

    The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889. These schools were...