Griffith University is committed to supporting its staff in the early stages of their academic careers and understands the challenges faced by new scholars. The Sir Samuel Griffith Lectureship Program is designed to enhance the career success of early career academics.
The program is designed for new, full-time academic staff at levels A and B, who have completed their PhD/equivalent higher degree doctorate (or submitted and under examination) and are on a balanced work profile, during the first two years of their appointment. It provides targeted support, mentoring, encouragement and guidance from senior colleagues and successful scholars.
The key features of the program include:
- a reduced teaching load in the first two years of appointment
- invitation to luncheon events hosted by the Vice Chancellor and Academic Provost
- localised mentoring and support arrangements
Participant intake is currently closed.
Normally, participation is limited to full-time, continuing, academic appointments at levels A or B, where the appointee is new to Griffith or this is their first level A or B appointment at Griffith. The successful appointee must have completed their PhD/equivalent higher degree doctorate (or submitted and under examination) and there is to be a balanced work profile.
In some instances, and upon recommendation of the Dean Academic and Head of School, membership may be considered for other full time staff, on a balanced profile at Level A or B.
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.
Information for Griffith staff and current participants
The Sir Samuel Griffith Lectureship Program website provides further details on the program, including contact details, participant information and an annual calendar of events.
Further queries about the program can be directed to:
Office of Human Resource Management
Bray Centre (N54) Nathan campus