Associate Lecturer, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Sydney, Australia
$79,784 - $107,516 + 17% superannuation
05 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 2 years fixed term
  • Entry level academic opportunity in teaching biostatistics and epidemiology with support for professional development
  • Base Salary $79,784 - $107,516 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in the areas of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. This position sits within the School of Public Health and is crucial in running the School's extensive program in general epidemiology and biostatistics. These are flagship areas for the School, with high enrolment.

In this role you will tutor and help coordinate teaching in these areas for post graduate students undertaking Master of Public Health/Master of Global Health Programs and similar post graduate programs.

This is a full time, fixed term position for a period of two years starting in January 2023.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • assist in the coordination and administration of the epidemiology and biostatistics programs, involving tasks such as liaising with tutors and organising the epidemiology and biostatistics tutorial programs and arranging appropriate room bookings for tutorials and assessments
  • participate in the teaching of the MPH program including tutoring in epidemiology and biostatistics units in the School of Public Health
  • provide academic support to students undertaking epidemiology and biostatistics units in the MPH
  • assist in the development and review of teaching materials including reading materials and on-line learning sites
  • assist in the development and marking of assessments
  • assist with the evaluation of epidemiology and biostatistics units of study.

About you

  • an MPH, MGH or equivalent qualification (or nearing completion)
  • sound knowledge of both epidemiology and biostatistics, including completion of core and at least some advanced units in biostatistics and epidemiology in an MPH or equivalent program
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work as part of a team as well as to work independently
  • ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines and be highly organised, with excellent attention to detail
  • experience in conducting original research and/or engaging in scholarly activity such as completion of academic coursework and projects associated with this study
  • experience in teaching and learning - tutoring, lecturing, student supervision or equivalent (desirable)
  • understanding of contemporary pedagogical practice and design (desirable)
  • administrative experience (desirable).

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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.

EEO statement

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Sunday 16 October 2022 11:59 PM