Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Dietetics and Food Service

Camperdown, Australia
$113,184 to $159,867 17% superannuation
22 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, Continuing Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
  • Make an impactful contribution to the teaching and research in Food Service Management for dietitians in institutions caring for vulnerable populations
  • Base Salary ranging from $113,184 to $159,867 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Nutrition and Dietetics has a proud heritage at the University of Sydney, being taught for more than five decades and consistently achieving ERA research rankings well above world standards. The Discipline has recently joined the prestigious Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School) in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The School is currently ranked #1 in Australia and #12 in the World 2022 QS Subject Ranking in Nursing.

The University is seeking to employ a Level B or Level C Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design, and evaluation within the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, taking responsibility for the domain of Food Service Management in institutions caring for vulnerable populations.

This is an exciting opportunity to teach in this area of dietetics and requires the academic to demonstrate specialised skills and knowledge in Food Service Management.

Our teaching encourages the use of innovative methods using communication technologies and social media. The incumbent will work within the Susan Wakil Health Building, a purpose-built facility, boasting state-of-the-art simulation rooms, and an array of other specialty spaces and equipment for nursing and allied health students, and research in the Charles Perkins Centre, which is internationally acknowledged for cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in nutrition.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and evaluation within the School/Faculty while continuing to build your research contribution
  • take responsibility for research and teaching in the domain of Food Service Management in institutions caring for vulnerable populations
  • be responsible for the unit of study coordination and overseeing the food practical sessions
  • coordinate and contribute to additional units of study and curriculum design and develop research collaborations that will ultimately result in knowledge or technology transfer leading to commercialisation, improved policy or practice, and/or enhancements to industry, the profession, or the community.

About you

  • PhD in a relevant field
  • must be an Accredited Practising Dietitian with Dietitians Australia
  • must be developing, or have an existing network of dietitians employed in the related domain
  • developing a research profile evidenced by original, high-quality, and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise (Level B)
  • developed research profile evidenced by original, high-quality, and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise, with global recognition (Level C)
  • developed knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector
  • strong experience in food management services in health organizations/ institutions - aged care and or hospital setting
  • deep and broad experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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

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

Applications (including a cover letter that addresses your suitability to the role, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Please include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above as well as the level (Level B or Level C) in which you wish to submit your application against.

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Tuesday 06 December 2022 11:59 PM

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