Senior Lecturer, Health Economics and Health Policy

Perth, Australia
Mar 15, 2020
End of advertisement period
Apr 19, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • REM & benefits
  • Develop research in heath economics and health policy
  • Extensive learning and development

Job Reference: 326485

School of Public Health

  • Permanent, Full-time
  • $121,829-$140,416 (ALC) plus 17 % superannuation

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Your new role

The Health Economics and Data Analytics Discipline (previously Health Systems and Health Economics) is a nurturing and innovative group that sits within the School of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. The Curtin team are at the forefront of Health Economics and Data Analytic research and are international leaders in their respective fields. The team are looking to expand their group and would like to invite applications for the position of Senior Lecturer in Health economics/ Health Policy.

In this role, you will strengthen the existing lines of teaching, research and leadership in the Health Economics and Data Analytics Discipline in the School of Public Health, and will contribute to the teaching of health economics and health policy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This post represents an excellent opportunity for an early career academic to further develop their teaching experience while advancing their research career.

You will have completed a PhD in health economics, statistics, health research or related topic. You must have relevant teaching experience and excellent communication skills, including teaching-related administrative experience.

In research, you will have demonstrated your ability to apply and deliver on research-funded activity, including proactively collaborating with stakeholders to develop high quality research outputs, which have relevance to academic, policy and practitioner audiences.

You will bring to the role


  • PhD in economics, statistics, health research or related topic
  • A very good knowledge of and practical experience in econometrics/statistics or in decision analytic modelling
  • Actively seeking and involved in research funding from external funding bodies and/or industry
  • Provide leadership and supervision to HDR students
  • Have experience in the effective design and development of discipline specific teaching and learning material across a range of delivery modes such as face-to-face, online and distributed learning
  • Lead and contribute to the development and delivery of courses (award and non-standard)  in health economics
  • Development or renewal of units, courses, modules or credentials through collaboration with stakeholders such as students, industry, community, global partners or other tertiary institutions
  • Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent command of English.


  • Completion of a formal teaching qualification such as a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, or of a clinical / professional qualification awarded by a College or Society
  • Relevant research experience in the methods and application of economic evaluation.

What we offer you

  • Working in an innovative, scientifically stimulating University, with close connections to public and private health organisations.
  • A nurturing and supportive environment that focuses on supporting early career researchers and teachers to reach their full potential
  • In addition to a good salary, the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

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Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume including sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role.  Please attach a separate document outlining your suitability for the role against the selection criteria above in this advertisement.

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Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Lisa Kirkpatrick, Talent Acquisition Consultant

Phone: +61 8 9266 4292

Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact

Once you have applied, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received by us.  If you do not receive confirmation via email, please email our team at Please ensure you check your spam folders for this email before contacting the team.

Applications close: 9:00 PM, Sunday 19 April 2020


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.