Senior Lecturer, Youth Work

at RMIT University

  • Academic Level C $118,291 - $ 136,401
  • Full time continuing opportunity
  • Act as Program Manager for Youth Work for the first 2 years

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 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 RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


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. When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About the role

The School is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer who will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Social Work and Human Services cluster of the School. In the first two years of this position, you will be expected to act as the Program Manager which will involve working with staff within the School to coordinate the vision, and the delivery of the Youth Work Program and ensure it is achieving desired outcomes. This cluster incorporates highly sought-after studies in Social Work, Youth Work and Youth Studies and Social Sciences Psychology. You will develop and deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across online and face-to-face platforms. The successful applicant will have some direct practice skills and experience preferably in youth related sectors, which will be translated through curriculum and industry partnerships and engagement. Furthermore, this position will be invested in developing, engaging in and leading high quality research projects that are aligned with the Universitys research focus areas to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs.

About you

You will combine your recognised research in youth work into classroom-based activities and incorporate innovative learning material in your programs to ensure a rewarding learning experience. With your extensive research capabilities, you will be confident to build, develop and work with collaborate research team. Academically, you will have an emerging track record of quality research outputs and develop new research initiatives and industry links. You will bring with you excellent relationship building capabilities and be confident interacting with Senior external and internal stakeholders to develop and maintain beneficial relationships across the university. We are seeking someone who is empathetic, approachable and understanding to students learning requirements.


Mandatory: PhD in relevant field Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent[1] (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

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. Were proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa- a "commitment to share" - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

To Apply

Applications close on Sunday, 08 December 2019.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. Download File PD - Senior Lecturer, Youth Work.pdf This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check. 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.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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