Lecturer, Clinical Education

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary starting from $110,856 + 17% superannuation
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2022
Contract Type
  • Continuing Full-time/ Part-time Level B Academic Clinical Education Lecture appointment
  • Join a collaborative team as a Lecturer for the Bachelor of Oral Health program
  • Base Salary starting from $110,856 + 17% superannuation

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.

A Lecturer (Education-focused) is expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design, and evaluation within the School/ Faculty and will be on a trajectory towards leadership in educational design and delivery. A Lecturer (Education-focused) is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (up to 70% - or 80% by mutual agreement - of their academic workload allocation). Please note this position can be amended to part-time if required by the appointable candidate.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Undertake independent teaching and coaching of students within a simulated or real clinical setting
  • apply experience and expertise in clinical practice to educational design and delivery
  • apply clinical knowledge and expertise to innovate teaching and learning
  • contribute to the education and administrative activities of the School or Clinical School
  • apply professional clinical experience and knowledge to inform clinical educational practice and reform
  • contribute to positive workplace culture within the School or Clinical School.

About you

  • An oral health therapy qualification (with adult scope of practice) 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
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • a collegiate, team-oriented nature and experience of working as part of a team
  • post graduate qualifications in tertiary teaching or adult education or interested in commencing studies in this area
  • interest in dental/oral health research.

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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.

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

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Sunday 17 July 2022 11:59 PM