Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning

Sydney, Australia
06 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2019
Contract Type
  • Join a highly supportive and collaborative team
  • Contribute to the faculty’s teaching programs
  • Full-time remuneration package: $106 - $150 p.a. base salary plus leave loading and up to 17% superannuation. Part time applications of 0.6 FTE may be considered

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C) to the multi-disciplinary Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team to coordinate and deliver units of study that include placements for allied health students. The WIL team provides a dynamic and supportive inter-disciplinary environment for the development of teaching and research expertise in preparing the future health workforce. This is a stimulating position that offers the opportunity to be involved in development of curriculum for innovative student education and cross-disciplinary research within the Faculty of Health Sciences, throughout the University of Sydney, and with industry partners.

We are joining the broader Faculty of Medicine and Health as the Sydney School of Health Sciences from 1 January 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.

In this role you will:

  • design and facilitate placement and simulated learning experiences to prepare allied health students for practice, in the first instance focussing on Occupational Therapy
  • take on responsibility for unit of study coordination and contribute to curriculum development
  • pursue a research program that is aligned with Faculty research priorities including grant acquisition and research dissemination through peer-reviewed presentations and publications
  • contribute to administrative aspects of teaching, research and community engagement
  • contribute to the Faculty’s academic program of innovation in education and excellence in governance
  • work as an effective team member, and as required team leader, in teaching, research and community engagement
  • recruit and supervise postgraduate research students

In addition, for a level C appointment, you will: 

  • provide academic leadership within Work Integrated Learning, and particularly within your area of expertise
  • develop and lead collaborative research projects

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer who possesses:

  • a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in a relevant field of study
  • expertise in work integrated learning, work-based education or clinical education
  • experience in innovative curriculum development, implementation and evaluation in the field of work integrated learning, work-based education or clinical education coordination (desirable at Level B; essential at Level C)
  • a record of journal publications for appointment at Level B; an established publication record and demonstrated capacity for research grant acquisition for appointment at Level C
  • previous experience and success in supervising research higher degree students (desirable at Level B; essential at Level C)
  • vision for the future of Work Integrated Learning in a changing health climate as well as an understanding of changes in health and its impact on work integrated learning
  • highly effective interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated capacity to work effectively with teaching and research teams
  • demonstrated understanding of the University’s organisational culture and values as outlined in the 2016-20 Strategic Plan

The following will be highly regarded:

  • clinical experience and practice qualifications in allied health
  • a record and/or interest in research in work integrated learning or health education

About us

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences research and education. Courage and creativity guides our decision making, teaching and research. The strategic direction of the faculty is to be known nationally and internationally for the impact of our transformational education and research, and importantly, our research will be deeply embedded with our global partners. The faculty seeks mutually beneficial engagement with local health districts, primary health care networks, academia, industry and communities. We work effectively in diverse cultural settings. Our students represent culturally and socially diverse backgrounds; hence we are building a health workforce that reflects Australias diversity. As well as graduating outstanding clinicians we graduate leaders in health who have an international perspective.

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 6000 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 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 2363/1119 to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm on Monday 2 December 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.

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

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