Lecturer, Faculty Of Health

Geelong, Australia
$104,619 - $123,739 + 17% Superannuation
11 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Based at our Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Full-time and continuing
  • Level B $104,619 - $123,739 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Cloud Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The Lecturer will be required to teach, undertake research and publish in the area of optometry and vision science. The appointee will promote the Optometry program and maintain links and partnerships with relevant academic, industry and professional communities. The appointee will make an independent contribution to the School’s teaching, research, and program development whilst making a significant contribution to the development and delivery of Indigenous Health learning and assessment activities, in consultation with the School’s Indigenous Health Professional Education Team.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining deep discipline knowledge which is applied to inform unit design
  • Integrating industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Leading unit teaching teams and working collaboratively with other unit teaching teams in the course
  • Assisting in applying industry, clinical and/or research practice into student learning experiences and resources
  • Contributing effectively to culture of educational excellence and engages collaboratively with peers
  • Initiates, designs and conducts and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s) and the community
  • Initiate, design, conduct and may lead innovation and translation into policies, frameworks, strategy, priority setting and other outcomes to create positive impact

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience is preferred but not essential
  • Optometry qualification (eg BOptom, MOptom)
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research funding
  • Competence in developing and delivering Indigenous Health learning and assessment activities, in consultation with the School’s Indigenous Health Professional Education Team
  • Ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research and teaching
  • Capacity to contribute to leadership of teaching, research and/or administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues
  • Experience in assessment of children’s vision, binocular vision and management of binocular vision disorders would be advantageous

Applications for this position close on 12 October

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details)
  • Current Registration with AHPRA as an Optometrist
  • Therapeutics Endorsement

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Heather Connor, Head of Optometric Clinical Placements, via heather.connor@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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