Lecturer in Social Sciences and Population Health

Canberra, Australia
19 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B – Social Sciences and Population Health
Salary package: $74,775 - $115,428 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Continuing, Full time position

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the healthand well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The ANU Medical School  educates and develops medical graduates who practise medicine with compassion, conscience and professional excellence and with a knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and culture. The School also delivers an undergraduate Bachelor of Health Science, Honours and postgraduate Master of Culture, Health and Medicine. The School partners with a number of healthcare organisations to deliver clinical teaching and training including but not limited to ACT Health, Calvary Healthcare ACT, and community practices throughout the ACT, and south-eastern NSW. The Medical School is committed to extending the boundaries of medical knowledge and improving the health system through research, and to providing students with a research led educational experience. Research is conducted over a range of disciplines, spanning basic science, clinical medicine and implementation into policy and practice – see Research Report 2020. Collaborations extend beyond ANU medical and health sciences, to other universities, governments and communities in the region as well as industry bodies, attracting national and international researchers and higher degree research candidates.

The appointee will have proficiency in social science, population health, and/or related fields, with the ability to teach across these disciplines. Working closely with the Medical School academics, the appointee will make significant contributions to the MChD program and other relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programs as required. The appointee is expected to undertake independent research, and develop a strong research profile aligned with the research themes of the School: Decoding Human Health and Function; Transforming Health Systems; Inclusive Societies. The appointee will be supervised by a senior academic in the relevant area of education and/or research. Working with the support and guidance from senior academic staff, the appointee is expected to develop their expertise in education and research with an increasing degree of autonomy.

For more information please contact: Associate Professor Alexandra Webb, Deputy Director at deputydirector.medicalschool@anu.edu.au

Position Description: Download FilePD_ANUMS_Social Science and Population Health_11.11.2021.pdf

Closing Date: 16 January 2022

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via: indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least two referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.