Senior Lecturer, Adelaide Dental School

Adelaide, Australia
22 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

(Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum (pro rata) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing, part-time (0.5 FTE) position available immediately

This key teaching position within the Adelaide Dental School facilitates the academic and professional training of our undergraduate dental and oral health students in Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry. This position has a focus on innovative teaching methodology in both theoretical and clinical settings, support of our senior undergraduate dental and oral health students through direct clinic supervision and the provision of student feedback and clinical assessments across all aspects of general dental practice, foster the development of our students in Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry within the context of their overall development as dental practitioners and facilitate the implementation and oversight of a Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry teaching program.

This position may involve occasional out of hours work related to the Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry teaching program. Further activities will include a focus on student support and collaboration with other academic staff in organisational activities within the school, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the broader University.

In addition, you will oversee and guide the implementation of key strategies to support the Adelaide Dental School in upholding the academic quality and integrity of its teaching program, offering an opportunity for those who seek to positively influence the next generations of dentists and oral health therapists.

It is a requirement that the successful applicant will be able to provide clinical supervision of students in the Adelaide Dental Hospital in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building (North Terrace) SA Dental clinics and on occasions in regional rural areas.

To be successful you will need:

  • Completion of a PhD, or have equivalent qualifications in Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry and eligibility for AHPRA registration.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the preparation and delivery of high quality course and subject design, and in the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching at an undergraduate level that includes the capacity to incorporate new technologies and new approaches to teaching and learning; as well as marking and assessment activities; and a commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in clinical teaching (all aspects of general dentistry).
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of teaching and research teams; to lead and build effective relationships and partnerships within an academic setting; within the dental profession; interprofessional settings and community organisations.
  • Very high level interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

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Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 22 November 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Dimitra Lekkas
BDS Years 1-3 and Yrs 4-5 Program Coordinator
P: +61 (8) 8313 4229

For application related queries, please contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences HR Team

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.