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Lecturer, Social Work

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Education, Health

Lecturer in Social Work

Join us as a Social Work Lecturer at NIKERI Institute. Inspire advocate and foster change. Apply now

  • Based at our Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Full-time and Fixed Term until March 25th 2025
  • Level B $108,804 - $128,689 + 17% Superannuation

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.


Who are we?

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionizing education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

About the Position:

The Lecturer will work with a diverse team of highly experienced academic and field work practitioners at the NIKERI Institute and within the wider School of Health and Social Development, Social Work. The position will have a strong record of high-quality teaching in undergraduate courses and bring strength to all aspects of teaching that include delivery, design, conceptualising, reviewing curriculum whilst enhancing the course offered within the NIKERI Institute. The Lecturer is required to teach, conduct research, engage in practice-based activities where relevant, publish and attract research funding in the discipline of Social Work that will facilitate the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


NOTE: This position is open to all applicants but we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


As a Lecturer in Social Work, you will:

  • Maintain deep discipline knowledge which is applied to inform unit design
  • Lead teaching teams to develop effective unit curricula and learning resources (including through unit leadership roles)
  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery
  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Work collaboratively with other unit teaching teams in the course


To be successful, you’ll have:

  • post-graduate qualification in Social Work or a relevant field.
  • eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design
  • emerging reputation in research and scholarship
  • a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of First Australian societies, and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting First Nation Peoples


Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Jessamy Gleeson Associate Director of Teaching and Learning & Senior Lecturer on j.gleeson@deakin.edu.au

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Lecturer Social Worker - (NIKERI).pdf

Applications for this position close on Friday the 8th of December at 11.55pm


Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.


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