Lecturer in Human Services

at The University of Newcastle

About Us

At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why. We share wisdom and partner with colleagues in Australia and around the globe to create an enduring impact. And we're courageous - bold thinkers who have the confidence to take risks and to inspire change. The University has an international reputation for research excellence and we continue to build on our research strengths, engagement with industry and partnering with outstanding international universities. Our commitment to the Student Experience and positive outcomes for graduates is fundamental to all aspects of our learning and teaching.

The School of Humanities and Social Science offers undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Higher Degrees by Research. It features several degree programs that connect interdisciplinary strengths in separate disciplines so that graduates are better prepared to sustainably influence cultural and social change. The School offers degree programs in Arts and Humanities, Social Science, Speech Pathology, and Social Work. The School is a major driver of the Faculty and University’s social research and innovation agenda and will increasingly look to pursue industry engagement into new markets for research and development, social innovation, and potential commercialisation opportunities, particularly in the social and human services, arts, heritage and culture sector, and through our professionally accredited degrees. This unique combination of education, research and innovation across the spectrum of Humanities and Social Science professions will drive informed change through quality education that contributes to the economic, social and cultural transformation of our region, and provides career opportunities for graduates.

Is NEW for you?

The Lecturer in Human Services contributes to the delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan in the field of Human Services within the wider Humanities and Social Sciences as a key member of the School providing excellence in Research and Innovation, Teaching and Learning, and Service and Engagement.

This role is part time (0.5 FTE) ongoing.

What will you do?

The Lecturer combines sound academic research expertise with teaching experience, is expected to be a Course Coordinator, and is gaining recognition for their contribution to research, teaching, and postgraduate supervision, and is contributing to community engagement. A particular emphasis of this role lies in the development of industry and sector partnerships in the Human Services with interdisciplinary engagement. Being currently and actively engaged in the human services field, with the capacity to build mutually beneficial relationships, is central to this role.

About you

A PhD in Human Services or equivalent relevant field combined with demonstrated experience in teaching and/or professional experience in Human Services or a related field. Demonstrated ability to apply for research or other funding and delivering quality research outputs at a national level, with a capacity to supervise Honours and HDR in a relevant area. Demonstrated experience in the development, delivery and review of courses and programs including the incorporation of contemporary research methods and interdisciplinary approaches. Current, ongoing involvement in the human services industry that brings you into contact with a range of employers, organisations and/or sectors For a full job description visit:


Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

What NEW can offer?****

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at:


We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The remuneration is from $97,268 - $115,507 (pro-rated for part time) + 17% super and is commensurate on experience.

How to Apply for this job

Please forward your application to hrrecruitment@newcastle.edu.au. Your application will be assessed on selection criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition, follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and in your selection criteria demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience meet each point and should be a maximum of four pages.

Newcastle New South Wales Australia

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