Lecturer, Clinical Educator

Sydney, Australia
24 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join a collaborative team as a Lecturer for the Bachelor of Oral Health programme
  • Located across various Precincts of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, predominantly at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health in Westmead, Sydney Dental Hospital in Surry Hills, and the Camperdown Precinct
  • 2 x Continuing Full-time appointment with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health, the largest division of the university, is dedicated to attracting and developing the brightest minds in health education and research to make and shape the future of health. Working and teaching across all health disciplines including Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Medical Sciences and Public Health, we have close to 13,000 students enrolled in our courses, and our teaching and research activities are supported by over 2,200 academic and professional staff as well as more than 3,800 affiliated academics.

Sydney Dental School is ranked amongst the top dental schools globally and is one of the largest dental schools in Australia. It is housed within the Sydney Dental Hospital at Surry Hills and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health at Westmead Hospital with outreach across NSW.

The role of Lecturer will make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and evaluation within our faculty, with a focus on coaching and developing students in the provision of best-practice patient care within a simulated or real clinical setting. The role is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (up to 70%-80% by mutual agreement - of their academic workload allocation).

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 a Lecturer who has:

  • a dental or oral health therapy qualification that is registrable with the Dental Board of Australia, AHPRA
  • significant experience working in a clinical setting and proven ability to apply expertise and knowledge to inform pedagogical practice (usually more than 3 years post-graduation experience)
  • experience in teaching and learning in a tertiary environment, or a public health dental clinic as evidenced by student coaching and skills development
  • demonstrated success in designing implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives with a clinical focus
  • network of relationships with key academic, clinical and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • proven capacity to stimulate, actively engage and educate students in the provision of outstanding patient care
  • a collegiate, team-oriented nature and experience of working as part of a team
  • post graduate qualifications in tertiary teaching or adult education
  • interest in dental/oral health research

Term and Remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a Continuing position on a full-time basis.

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 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.

The selected candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

How to apply

All applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above.

If you are a current employee of the University and would like to submit an application, please login into your Workday account. Navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard once logged into Workday and click on the USYD Find Jobs report to apply.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from: Professor Heiko Spallek, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Dental School, Faculty of Medicine and Health by email heiko.spallek@sydney.edu.au

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Jennifer MacLachlan, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email jennifer.maclachlan@sydney.edu.au


As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

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.

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.

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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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Applications Close

Monday 07 February 2022 11:59 PM