Associate Lecturer, Indigenous Health

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Sydney, Australia
10 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting entry level academic roles within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Located at the Sydney School of Public Health within the Camperdown Campus, part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Full-time, fixed term for 5 years and the potential for extension, with a base salary of $76K p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

This is an education and research position for an early career, enthusiastic academic with a vision to establish an academic career pathway. Working closely with the Program Director of Indigenous Health Promotion and other members of the academic team, the position will have a role in teaching and academic administration of the Indigenous health promotion units of study in the social and emotional wellbeing cohort of the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (GDIHP), covering priority topics of program planning, implementation and evaluation, and embedding a range of social and emotional wellbeing issues covered by the curriculum. You will also have opportunity to build research, evaluation and community outreach work related to the GDIHP, Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing or other areas within the Sydney School of Public Health (SSPH), with career mentoring and exciting professional development opportunities.

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

We are recruiting two full time roles, with possible job sharing for applicants who are looking for two or three days a week.

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 Lecturer in Indigenous Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing who possess:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications in public health or in a related program focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social and emotional wellbeing and/or culture
  • willingness to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD in Indigenous health and social and emotional wellbeing, Public Health within the five year appointment term
  • a broad understanding of Indigenous health, social and emotional wellbeing and health promotion in the Australian and global context
  • a desire to develop teaching skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Public Health
  • a demonstrated ability to provide specific support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • willingness to travel occasionally to deliver teaching in regional or rural locations
  • willingness to contribute to collaborative, community-driven research projects related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social and emotional wellbeing.

The successful candidate will be a new start academic with excellent relationship building skills with both internal and external stakeholders.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

Applications will be considered from candidates who are not located in proximity of Sydney, however the incumbent will be required travel to Sydney to deliver teaching and attend meetings.

About us

The GDIHP is a program area within the Sydney School of Public Health, with specialised expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in public health.

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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.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 819/0720F 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: 11:30 pm, Monday 10 August 2020

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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