Associate Professor in Education

Sydney, Australia
15 May 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to join the Health Sciences team as an Associate Professor, Education as we embark on a time of change aiming to transform education in heath disciplines
  • Located within Cumberland Campus based in Lidcombe as part of the Faculty of Health Science team
  • Continuing Term and remuneration package, $153,622 - $169,240 p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are looking for an Associate Professor Education to join The University of Sydney Health Sciences team to assist us on delivering on the University’s ambitious strategic plan.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, teaching and research Associate Professor - Education. The position contributes to fostering a culture of excellence through their own expertise and through facilitating high quality teaching and learning practices for all courses and majors across all disciplines in the Faculty of Health Sciences. You will also lead the implementation of strategic initiatives that support our vision for education.

This is a stimulating position that offers the opportunity to be involved in cross-disciplinary educational initiatives within the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and Health, throughout the University of Sydney, and with international partners.

We are joining the broader Faculty of Medicine and Health as the Sydney School of Health Sciences from Jan 1, 2020. We will also be moving from Lidcombe to Camperdown Campus to the new purpose-built Susan Wakil Health Building as part of the developing university health precinct at the end of 2020.

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 an Associate Professor – Education who has:

  • a PhD in a field relevant to higher education or allied health profession
  • A national or international reputation for excellence in educational design and delivery, including recognition for achieving improved or consistently excellent student outcomes, educational innovation, educational leadership and/or well-regarded pedagogical or disciplinary research
  • A sustained record of excellence in educational design and practice as evidenced through demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes and innovation
  • Experience in people leadership within the higher education sector, including demonstrated success in supervising and/or mentoring others towards success
  • Sustained record of leading and implementing research and/or scholarly programs

About us

The Faculty of Health Sciences is known for world-leading health sciences education and research. We offer bold, innovative programs in six allied health professions at undergraduate and graduate entry level. We are ranked number two in the world for sport, physical therapy and rehabilitation (QS subject rankings 2018). Our research ranks 'well above world class' (Excellence in Research for Australia level 5) and we rank 33rd in the world for health (T.H.E. World University Rankings 2015/16).

We have several research centres focused on improving health outcomes in specialist areas and the faculty’s researchers are global leaders in ageing, disability, exercise, physical and mental health and wellbeing, cancer diagnosis and survival, rehabilitation, speech and communication disorders, and arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.

The Faculty of Health Sciences will join the new Faculty of Medicine and Health on January 1, 2020. Once part of the new faculty it will be known as the Sydney School of Health Sciences.

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.

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 and search by the reference number 964/0519C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm Sydney time, 13 June 2019

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.

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