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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Social Work


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Job Description:

Full-Time, Ongoing position for a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Social Work
* Salary Academic C or D + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
* Based at the city campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.



About You


The Senior Lecturer will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School. The incumbent is to make a significant contribution to the delivery of programs and to be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional activities. The Senior Lecturer will develop, engage in and lead high quality research projects that are aligned with the University's research focus areas to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs. The Senior Lecturer will have an important research leadership role in embedding their research expertise into the life of the School and will be required to develop high-quality, productivity-driven networks across RMIT and with local, national and global, internal and external partners. The Senior Lecturer may have responsibility for program management.



The Associate Professor will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching and research efforts of the School, within the University, and with the community, professional, commercial and industrial sectors. More specifically, the Associate Professor is responsible for providing original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the School's programs for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities relevant to this discipline at a national and international level. The Associate Professor will also teach and make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the discipline with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students. The Associate Professor will make a significant contribution to the planning and strategic direction of the School, taking on academic leadership roles involving participation in various committees within the School, College and University and external to the University, as appropriate. The A
ssociate Professor may be appointed as Associate Dean for a specific discipline or to provide strategic leadership for learning and teaching or research and scholarship.





To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:



Senior Lecturer:


* Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and delivery programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement.
* Ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs.
* Demonstrated ability to support student issues related to effective learning.
* Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.
* Extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.
* Extensive experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.
* Demonstrated ability to manage academic program team, supporting scholarly development of less experienced academic staff.
* Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a university.
* Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.
* Demonstrated commitment to value lived experience and deliver education and research of a critical nature

Associate Professor:



* Demonstrated ability to direct an award program/s and implement program improvements and innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement programs.
* Nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets and emerging international recognition.
* Extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort, manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.
* Extensive experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.
* Demonstrated ability to lead scholarly development and manage and supervise academic teams and members.
* Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a University.
* Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.
* Proven ability as an effective member of a management team that develops and achieves shared goals and objectives.
* Demonstrated commitment to value lived experience and deliver education and research of a critical nature



Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.



About the School.



School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) within the College of Design and Social Context (DSC)

Located in the heart of Melbourne on RMIT's City Campus, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT's largest schools. The School's vision is to contribute to a just and sustainable world, and to deliver education, training and research in four areas of focus:

* Criminology, legal and justice studies
* Global studies, languages, translating and interpreting
* Social work, youth work and social policy
* Sustainability and urban planning



We provide academic programs in Higher Education in these four main areas. We are a strongly research active school with research centres of national and international reputation - the Centre for Urban Research and the Social and Global Studies Centre.



With outstanding industry links, strong pathways and excellent research records, most of the School's academic programs are leaders in the market and in high demand. We aim to ensure every student has a transformative experience to prepare them for life and work in the growing professional areas of the future.

For more information, see http://www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities



To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.



For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Jenny.Seo@rmit.edu.au



Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor



Applications close on 14th November at 11.59pm.



About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.



Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.



Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.



Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.



What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.



Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.



Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.



We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.



RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.



RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.



RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.



Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/


 
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Job ID:

13445

Location:

, Vic, Australia

Title:

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Social Work

Category:

Engineering
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Posted:

26.10.2022