Lecturer in Indigenous Health, Education Focused

Sydney, Australia
Nov 29, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 26, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to contribute to an innovative teaching and research program in Indigenous Health
  • Located at The University of Sydney, Education Office, Sydney Medical School in our Camperdown Campus
  • Full-Time 3 Years Fixed Term with possible extension and base salary of $106k - $126k p.a and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a Lecturer in Indigenous Health (Education Focused) to join the Sydney Medical School. This Education-focused role is a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design.

The primary purpose for the position is to support the faculty to deliver the Indigenous health curriculum within the Doctor of Medicine program (MD). This includes teaching and research (that will contribute to their integration) in this area.

Supporting the Head of Indigenous Health Unit and the Director of the Medical program the successful candidate in consultation will support the implementation the Indigenous Health curriculum across the four year program. In addition, they will collaborate with a network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics, and community members across the clinical schools and rural sites, to ensure a consistent, culturally appropriate Indigenous health program is assessed, evaluated and delivered.   

The Lecturer in Indigenous Health will be required to:

  • contribute to knowledge within the Indigenous health area at the Sydney Medical School
  • contribute to providing and improving teaching and learning outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • contribute to creating a positive environment where indigenous culture is embraced  

The appointable will support the Faculty of Medicine and Health’s commitment to create higher education and leadership opportunities, support and resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Sydney Medical School, especially those in their foundation year.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Indigenous Health (Education Focused) who can demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • PhD or Master of Philosophy in an academic field relevant to the discipline or other higher professional qualifications
  • extensive clinical experience working in Aboriginal community controlled health services or primary care settings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • demonstrated understanding of health and social issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • deep and broad experience in teaching and learning in a tertiary environment, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings

This position is full-time, however, there is flexibility regarding the hours worked.

About us

This position is within the Faculty of Medicine and Health   at the University of Sydney. This new Faculty was established in April 2018 by uniting the existing Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy, and (from 2020) Health Sciences. When fully established, The Faculty of Medicine and Health will be one  of the largest health and medical research and teaching enterprises in the Southern Hemisphere. It will be made up of seven academic schools and ten clinical schools.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2611/1119F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 26 December 2019

Please note the advertising for this position will close during the University shutdown period therefore there will be a slight delay in responding to queries and providing updates on your application. We will recommence recruitment activities from the 7th January 2020.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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