Lecturer Biochemistry in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Education Focused

Sydney, Australia
03 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) 

  • Opportunity to lead the teaching of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology within an education focused environment
  • Located at our CBD Campus, Camperdown. Be a part of the renowned, School of Life and Environmental Sciences at The University of Sydney!
  • Full-time, continuing role. Base salary: $106k-$126k p.a. (Level B) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology (BCMB) in an Education-Focused position. A Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Education-focused) is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (70% - or 80% by mutual agreement of their academic workload allocation). This position will have Unit Coordinator responsibility for one or more undergraduate courses that have a range of sizes up to 7–800 students. The position will require the ability to undertake curriculum development and innovation (both in the laboratory and in the theory parts of courses), laboratory class management and supervision and lecturing in these Units (and into additional units, where required and relevant). The position will also assist the academic coordinators of other units within the discipline.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in an area relevant to the BCMB discipline and be a committed educator. They will be highly organized and preferably have experience in the management of undergraduate courses, including lecturing, laboratory class management, assessment, record keeping, WHS and other associated tasks. They will understand the principles and pedagogy of good assessment design, constructively aligning assessment tasks to learning outcomes. They will have a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, facilitating and guiding their learning in theory and laboratory sessions, and undertaking appropriate pastoral care.

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 who possesses experience in the following areas:

  • A PhD in a closely-related field
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trials and evaluate innovative practices in teaching and learning with a view to improving educational outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience co-ordinating a unit of study within Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

About us

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) brings together researchers in the life, earth and environmental sciences to improve the quality and efficiency of teaching and build new infrastructure to support and enhance capacity in research and teaching. It is a large School divided into five research and teaching clusters each with its own Chair. SOLES currently teaches 1892 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students and over 200 postgraduate students.

The University of Sydney is recognised as one of the best universities in the world, with a breadth and depth of disciplinary excellent unequalled by any other Australian university. Our research, all of which is ranked at world standard or above (ERA 2015), is driven by the big picture and aims to solve the most important problems and the most exciting new challenges facing society.

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 2077/0919C to apply.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 7 November 2019 (Sydney Time)

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.