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Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, Social Work

Job no: 498951
Work type: full-time
Location: Karratha
Categories: Health and Medical Sciences

Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, Social Work| REF: 498951
Western Australian Centre for Rural Health

  • Based in Karratha
  • Dynamic, multi-disciplinary team
  • Two year fixed term, full time position
  • Level A: $67,352 to $91,397 or Level B: $96,210 to $114,250
  • 17% Superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About WACRH: funded through the Commonwealth Department of Health and part of a national network of university centres across Australia, the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) strives for excellence in rural health and aims to improve remote and Aboriginal health through research, education, student support and community development activities. recent expansion from Geraldton with a new office at the Karratha Central Healthcare Super Clinic, WACRH has a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team working to improve the health of rural, remote and Aboriginal people in Northern Western Australia.

About the opportunity: you will participate in the development of innovative professional practice programs for students and provide clinical supervision and evaluation to undergraduate, graduate entry, and postgraduate students (including support for project based placements). You will also collaborate with the WACRH team based in Geraldton and Perth, liaise with key stakeholders and contribute to the evaluation of the student placement programs and their impact on student work readiness. In addition, you will enjoy an attractive benefits package including salary packaging, leave provisions and a relocation allowance for you and any dependents relocating with you (if applicable).

For more information on the opportunity itself please contact Associate Professor Rohan Rasiah on +61 8 9186 7804 or

About you: an academic keen to live in or already living in Karratha or towns in the surrounding Pilbara Region. Preferably you will have a postgraduate qualification or industry experience in a role that supports health professional education, public health or research/evaluation. Registration and experience in Social Work is essential.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

About Karratha: a two hour flight north of Perth, Karratha is a vibrant and growing city bordered by the Indian Ocean and the rugged Pilbara landscape. The City of Karratha has many facilities including two high schools, an airport, Leisureplex, TAFE, library, cinema and a hospital. A brief drive will take you to the pristine white beaches and unique rock formations of the Burrup Peninsula, home to one of the largest and oldest indigenous rock art collections in the world. Karijini National Park, traditional home of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga Aboriginal people, is also accessible with its spectacular gorges, rock pools, waterfalls and unique wildlife. For more information please visit the Karratha Visitor Centre.

Closing date: Wednesday 2nd August 2017

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description.pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

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