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Associate Lecturer (Social Work)
University of Wollongong

Date Posted Jul. 22, 2019
Title Associate Lecturer (Social Work)
University University of Wollongong
Wollongong and South Western Sydney , Australia
Department Faculty of Social Sciences
Application Deadline Aug. 21, 2019
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Social Work
    Social Sciences - General
  • Fixed-term, full-time, teaching intensive appointment (3 years)
  • Position to be based at either Wollongong Main Campus or South Western Sydney Campus

The School of Health and Society at the University of Wollongong is a dynamic, inter-disciplinary community of health and social science scholars of national and international standing with a goal to change society for the better. We work inclusively with communities, policy-makers, practitioners, industries, key stakeholders and publics to explore how practices, policies and structures contribute to cycles of poor health, social disadvantage and injustice.

The Social Work Program has recently been formally constituted as an organizational unit within the School of Health and Society. This position offers an opportunity to join a vibrant and energetic social work team committed to research excellence, innovative and practice-based teaching, and strong partnerships with key stakeholders. You will contribute to the development of innovative and world class social work teaching programs that meet TEQSA and professional accreditation standards. The position will have specific responsibility for development, teaching and coordination of social work subjects.

UOW is a leading Australian university with a history of outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. It has established a strong research profile and an outstanding record of achievement in research performance and intensity over the last decade. The School of Health and Society is one of four Schools in the Faculty of Social Sciences. It comprises four disciplines – Criminology and Social Policy, Public Health, Social Work, and Work Health and Safety – and two research units – PowerLab and the Australian Centre for Engagement, Evidence and Values. A number of staff are also members of Early Start, the most sophisticated early childhood teaching, research and community engagement initiative undertaken in Australia.

Candidates must address the selection criteria outlined in the position description. For enquiries, please contact the Head of Social Work, Professor Joanne Spangaro on +61 2 4221 4668.

  • The University of Wollongong is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, and a recognised leader in gender equality, we encourage and welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and people including: culturally and linguistically diverse, women, disability, LGBTIQ+, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Joanne Spangaro, Head of Social Work
    Faculty of Social Sciences
    University of Wollongong
    Northfields Avenue
  • +61 2 4221 4668


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