Griffith University is committed to supporting its staff in the early stages of their academic careers and understands the challenges faced by new scholars. From 2010-2014, the University ran a targeted support program to assist early career academics who were new to the University - The Sir Samuel Griffith Lectureship Program.
The program, designed for new, full-time academic staff at levels A and B, who had a PhD and were on a balanced work profile, provided participants with mentoring arrangements, networking opportunities with members of the University Executive, a reduction in teaching load and tailored developmental sessions which focused on teaching and research at Griffith.
During this period, the Sir Samuel Griffith Lectureship Program supported over 200 early career academics who were new to the University.
Participant intake is now closed.
Final participants will finish the program during 2016. A list of current participants can be accessed here.
Who was Sir Samuel Griffith?
Griffith University is named in honour of Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, one of Australia's great early achievers. Twice the premier of Queensland, that state's chief justice and author of its criminal code, he was a great, confident provincial who saw no reason why, as a Queenslander, he could not take a major role in the public life of the emerging nation.