Associate Professor, Human Services and Social Work

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Associate Professor, Human Services and Social Work

Job Description

  • School of Arts – Berwick Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • Academic Level D - $141,027 per annum plus 17% superannuation 

About Federation University Australia

We are regional Victoria's largest education institution, with campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and the Wimmera providing easy access to study for over 23,500 students, and 1,300 continuing staff members who are committed to teaching excellence and student support. Federation University Australia has a strong commitment to educational and social equity, teaching excellence, research distinction, environmental sustainability and regional capacity building. We are Australia's number one University for job-ready graduates and teaching quality, and Victoria’s number one for student support, skills development and educational experience, with 70% of graduates remaining on to work within the region.

About the role

Located at the Berwick Campus, the Associate Professor, Human Services and Social Work will provide leadership in the development and delivery of Human Services and Social Work programs. You will also be required to contribute to the School’s research program and contribute to the School’s administrative functions in a manner appropriate to the level of appointment.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • supporting the leadership team based in Mt Helen, and acting as the moderator for Berwick and Gippsland campuses;
  • contributing to developing, teaching, coordinating, and administration of courses;
  • providing leadership for the development, implementation and monitoring of student retention and success strategies;
  • demonstrated leadership skills in teaching, research and administrative functions; and
  • supervising students undertaking project courses, honours programs and research higher degrees.

About you
To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • a Doctoral qualification with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AADW);
  • demonstrated record of substantial administrative experience that includes oversight of social work programs and ensuring teaching, field education and staffing;
  • demonstrated commitment to, and enthusiasm for learning and teaching, with a distinguished teaching record; and
  • excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills, and an ability to relate well to students and other University staff.

Careers at Federation University Australia

From a proud 150 year history, Federation University Australia is renowned for being accessible, inclusive, supportive and empathetic. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with a commitment to building capability and skills through professional development.

We offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits, in addition to competitive remuneration packages and regional living. For more information on a career with us, please review our Candidate Information Booklet, available at

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.

Please apply by Saturday 23 November 2019 via 

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria, for further information on preparing a job application at to view the Position Description, please visit our careers webpage.

If you require these documents, or any other documents on this website in an alternative format please contact or phone (03) 5327 9756.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please refer to the position description for WWCC requirements

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