Lecturer (Indigenous Health & Public Health)

Adelaide, Australia
$101,724 - $120,380
23 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time
  • Academic Level B | $101,724-$120,380
  • Location: Bedford Park

This Teaching Specialist (Academic) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda. The University is committed to a student-centered ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society.

In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:

  • Deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focused on student success.
  • Be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics
  • Develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.

The Lecturer Indigenous Health and Public Health will contribute to excellence in teaching and learning in the Doctor of Medicine in the College of Medicine and Public Health as topic coordinator for Indigenous Health and Public Health. The Lecturer in Indigenous Health and Public Health will be responsible for making an independent contribution to teaching and the scholarship of teaching using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching.

Key Position Responsibilities:

This position is predominantly concerned with teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education. It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and making an independent contribution to maintaining internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses. The position is also expected to make an independent contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service.


  • Conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Indigenous Health and Public Health delivered in the Medical Program.
  • Contribute to the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Participate in the College’s administrative activities such as attendance at College meetings.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency, on behalf of the College and University.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and / or the University

Key Position Description:

  • Doctorate in a relevant field or equivalent experience and standing in the field, eg, education, public health, medicine.
  • Sustained excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level.
  • Evidence of an independent and innovative contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies both in the classroom and in clinical education, including student assessment.
  • Evidence of peer review of teaching and commitment to professional development in teaching.
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Billie Bonevski

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible.

Applications to be submitted before 11:59 pm:

30 Nov 2022

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.