Senior Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Science

Canberra, Australia
Academic Level C, Salary Range is $125,180pa- $143,950pa + 17% Super
24 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Foster Excellence in Teaching and research within a multidisciplinary academic team and thriving research community
  • Academic Level C, Salary Range is $125,180pa- $143,950pa + 17% Super
  • Full Time, Continuing Opportunity

UC has curiosity, ambition and inclusiveness at its core. We challenge the status quo through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Our place-based commitment ensures that we visibly serve Canberra’s community and the surrounding region with impact on the nation. We’re proudly recognised as number one in the world for reducing inequalities (THE, 2022) and as one of the fastest rising in the world (QS, 2022).

The Discipline of Optometry at the University of Canberra is going through a period of exciting growth. We are seeking applicants for a Senior Lecturer position who would relish the opportunity of creating novel and innovative teaching and learning programs in a new optometry school. The applicant will also have the opportunity to join multidisciplinary research teams in the Faculty and University

Reporting to the Discipline Lead, the successful applicant will drive the delivery of high-quality teaching in the specialist areas of clinical practice such as contact lenses, binocular vision, sports vision. The successful applicant will also have the capacity and experience to supervise higher degree research students to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy level.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in optometry (or a related field) with extensive clinical experience and evidence of teaching quality and innovation. It is desirable to hold a registration with AHPRA as an optometrist in Australia as well as an endorsement to prescribe ocular therapeutic drugs in Australia.

Previous teaching experience in areas including optics, binocular vision, sports vision, ocular therapeutics, advanced contact lenses is highly desirable.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this role all we want is your CV, no other documentation required.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Associate Professor Mei Ying Boon, Discipline Lead in Optometry and Vision Science on 02 6201 5249 or via email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11:55 pm, Monday 22nd August 2022