Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Health Economics

Sydney, Australia
$123k - $173k p.a includes 17% superannuation
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Great opportunity for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer passionate about teaching and research in Health Economics
  • Located within the School of Public Health at our Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time continuing, remuneration package $123k - $173k p.a includes 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

An opportunity has arisen for a research and teaching position in health economics at the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. In this role you will contribute to teaching and unit co-ordination of health economics subjects within the postgraduate programmes offered (including Masters programmes in Public Health, Global Health, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Policy). This is a continuing position and will have the standard 40:40:20 mix of teaching, research and administration. You will join a team of health economists engaged in teaching and research. In this role, you will have opportunities to pursue your own research interests whilst working alongside health economists with expertise in the fields of economic evaluation, discrete choice experiments and modelling. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to applications for competitive research funding and to contribute more broadly to wider research programmes within the School of Public Health.

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/Senior Lecturer in Health Economics who:

  • PhD in health economics or related discipline
  • demonstrated track record of teaching health economics at a postgraduate level
  • demonstrated track record of peer reviewed publications in health economics, public health or a related area
  • experience in contributing to a multidisciplinary research team in a public health/health services research related topic
  • experience and skills in conducting cost effectiveness analysis
  • ability to work in a multidisciplinary academic environment, and independently as required, and preparedness to contribute more broadly to teaching and research programmes within the school
  • demonstrated ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines in a higher education context
  • excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • demonstrated experience in curriculum development in postgraduate health economics
  • experience coordinating a unit of study at the postgraduate level
  • success in being awarded an NHMRC personal support grant (or equivalent) and/or other Category 1 research grant as a Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator
  • experience with postgraduate research student supervision.

For the successful candidate to be appointed at a higher level, you will need to demonstrate strong and innovative leadership in research and teaching.

About us

Sydney School of Public Health is Australia’s first and leading school of public health – a vibrant community of academics, educators, staff, research groups and centres that offer a wide range of education and research opportunities for students.

Founded in 1930, for almost ninety years we have been tackling the greatest health challenges facing Australia and the world. Today, we have more than 300 staff and 1000 students who strive to make a positive social impact on their community. Every day, graduates from Sydney School of Public Health are making a difference to the lives of people in Australia and across the globe.

Our vision is for a global community where everyone’s needs for good health and wellbeing are met. Our vision extends to those with the greatest need, who would benefit most from improved health and reduced inequalities. We actualise this vision by providing high quality, accessible education, conducting outstanding, high impact research and working in partnership to translate knowledge into policy, action and evaluation.

Our staff have an outstanding reputation for high quality teaching and research. Our academics are leaders in their field – in areas like tobacco control, chronic disease prevention, healthy ageing, infectious disease, population health metrics and physical activity. They are working with leading institutions such as the World Health Organization, Gates Foundation, Australian government at the local, state and federal level to bring the benefits of public health policy and practice to the people who need it most.

Our research

Sydney School of Public Health achieved an Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) highest ranking of 5 (‘well above world standard’) in both rounds. We are home to some of the most highly cited researchers in the world including many whose research informs policy and practice in Australia and around the world.

Continuing a century as the leading public health research institution in Australia: we dare to challenge the status quo and advance rigorous methods to improve health, well-being and fairness in Australia and overseas.

As its core, our research:

  • improves health outcomes, well-being and society
  • supports decision making, policy and practice through evidence and advocacy
  • employs rigorous and innovative methods
  • integrates equity, ethics and sustainability
  • engages locally and globally.

For more information visit: sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/

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 candidate information pack 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 2135/1018C to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 4 December 2018

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 persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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