Western Sydney University – Professor of Social Work

Professor of Social Work

Location: Liverpool, Parramatta or Penrith, NSW

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located in the heart of Australia’s fastest growing and economically significant Western Sydney region.

The School of Social Sciences is now seeking a Professor of Social Work to provide contemporary teaching and research leadership whilst strengthening our partnerships with a range of sectors including Disability, Child Protection and Aged Care.

The School of Social Sciences aims to provide students with the skills to consciously and ethically pursue social change.  Its research has a strong focus on diversity and human rights in the School’s core disciplines of Anthropology, Criminology, Cyber Security, Development Studies, Geography, Sociology, Social Work and Therapy Studies and Counselling.

The core agenda of Social Work at WSU is framed by our commitment to social justice, human rights and decolonising pedagogies. We support the Global Definition of Social Work as a practice-based profession and academic discipline that promotes social cohesion and the empowerment and liberation of people. As well as being committed to cultural diversity at WSU, the Social Work team works nationally and globally, championing diversity in multiple forms including sexuality, (dis)ability and Indigeneity.

Our programmes are accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) with WSU graduates eligible for membership with the AASW.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to join a School which encourages interdisciplinary collaborations along with leading an area of national and international strategic importance.

For further information and a confidential discussion, please email WSUSocial@walkerexecutivesearch.com

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