Associate Lecturer, Aboriginal Health

Lismore, Australia
AU$78,143 per annum + 17% Super
13 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Contribute to the teaching and learning efforts, based at the Rural Clinical School - Northern Rivers, Lismore
  • Work with a team to deliver programs and teaching to medical and allied health students
  • Full time, fixed term until January 2023, offering a base salary from $78,143 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University's ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for an Associate Lecturer, Aboriginal Health to join The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School based at the Rural Clinical School in the Northern Rivers.

As the Associate Lecturer - Aboriginal Health, you will contribute to the teaching and learning efforts within the Rural Clinical School - Northern Rivers, while working with the support and guidance of more senior academic staff to develop your research profile and education proficiency. You will work within a team to deliver programs and teaching to medical and allied health students attending the University Centre for Rural Health campuses in Lismore and Grafton, and will build on and deliver the Baribunmani Program, which is designed to engage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to move into the health workforce.

About you

  • you will have a relevant degree or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • you will have evidence of strong links and respect within the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • you will have experience conducting original research and/or engaging in scholarly activity
  • you will have experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in teach teaching and teaching in a variety of settings
  • you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • you will have a current Australian driving licence.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving 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.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Closing date 11:59 pm, Sunday 30 January 2022

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