Senior Lecturer in Anatomy

Sydney, Australia
03 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Salary Package: Senior Lecturer (Level C) from $129,416 - $148,830 p.a. plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type:  Full-time, continuing
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location
  • Exciting opportunity in an innovative and progressive environment

The Role

The Department of Chiropractic is seeking to appoint a dynamic and qualified anatomy academic as a Senior Lecturer (Level C). The successful candidate will have strong enthusiasm and a track record of teaching excellence and leadership in anatomy education.  This new continuing role is in Macquarie University’s Teaching & Leadership Job Family

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths across anatomy teaching streams, have undertaken reviews of current teaching curriculum, and successfully delivered key anatomy units/courses. The successful appointee will promote the department and faculty within the academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally, as well as contribute to the Faculty’s teaching, program development and service at a national and international level.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop, teach and convene units at an undergraduate and postgraduate level and will demonstrate strengths for future potential across other teaching streams of the Department. The successful applicant will also contribute to the administration, outreach and promotion of the department and faculty within the academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally.

This role is focussed on enhancing the organisation and delivery of learning and teaching, and improving the student experience. The emphasis of this role is on pedagogic innovation, governance and leadership across the University and strong leadership of academic programmes and activities.  The successful applicant will have developed innovative and impactful approaches to teaching in both the classroom and online learning environments.

The successful applicant will be aligned with Macquarie University’s longstanding commitment of advancing equity and diversity principles. The successful applicant’s proven track record of developing trust, building commitment, modelling core university values and fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation and excellence will enable them to succeed in this role.

About Us

The Department of Chiropractic delivers a highly successful, evidence-based and accredited teaching program that educates students in the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic skills required for registration as a chiropractor. The Department, program and staff have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and aim to continuously improve and refresh their approach to teaching. The Department has a strong commitment to a musculoskeletal research program, as well as service to the profession and the community. For further information about the Department of Chiropractic, please click here.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Macquarie’s research strengths, ranging from biological, environmental and clinical sciences, and philosophy, address some of the most pressing global issues including food security, climate change, hearing loss, chronic diseases and medical ethics. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, candidates must attach to their application a separate document responding to the selection criteria below with their curriculum vitae


  • PhD in Anatomy or a relevant discipline.
  • A strong track record of delivering high quality and innovative learning and teaching in Anatomy, including the design, delivery and management of lectures, tutorials and assessment at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Demonstrated academic leadership, including experience as a leader of teaching teams.
  • An understanding of scholarly teaching with alternative / flexible learning modes.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department and Faculty to external stakeholders and the general public.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within university systems, committee and board structures including participating in the intellectual life and administration of the department, faculty and university levels.
  • Demonstrated track record of building trust, nurturing, supporting, mentoring and ensuring the professional development of academic and professional staff.

Desirable criteria

  • A strong track record of high-impact publications in both national and international journals in the area of musculoskeletal health.
  • An established and independent research program.

Specific Role Enquiries: Rosemary Giuriato, Head of Department and Director of Clinics: email or phone +61 2 9850 6992

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer:  

Applications Close: 1 April 2020 at 11:55 pm EST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.