Lecturer in Indigenous Health

Sydney, Australia
11 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting education and research role within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Located at the Sydney School of Public Health within Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney
  • Full-time fixed term for 5 years and the potential for extension, with a base salary of $104 – 123K p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

This is an education and research position for an enthusiastic, dynamic academic with tertiary level teaching experience and a developing research profile. Working closely with the Program Director of Indigenous Health Promotion, the position will have a major role in teaching and academic administration of the Indigenous health promotion units of study in the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (GDIHP), covering priority topics of program planning, implementation and evaluation, and embedding a range of health issues covered by the curriculum. You will also have opportunity to undertake research, evaluation and community outreach work related to the GDIHP, Indigenous health or other areas within the Sydney School of Public Health (SSPH).

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 who possess:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications in public health or in a related program focusing on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health and/or culture, along with, a Master of Philosophy or PhD in Indigenous health, Public Health (or close to completion of either)
  • a broad understanding of Indigenous health and health promotion in the Australian and global context
  • teaching experience in Indigenous health and in Indigenous health promotion at a tertiary level, with a demonstrated ability to provide specific support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
  • proven experience contributing to research projects related to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, dynamic academic with excellent relationship building skills with both internal and external stakeholders. Ideally the applicant will have experience in academic writing for reports and/or publications.

About us

The GDIHP is a program area within the Sydney School of Public Health, with specialised expertise in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health in public health. For more information please visit:


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.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 147/0119F to apply.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Closing date: 11.30pm 11 March 2019

To perform this role, it is essential that the appointee be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. It is therefore an essential selection criterion and is authorised under the provisions of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent must be provided with application.

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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