Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Health Policy

Camperdown, Australia
$117,425- $159,867 + 17% superannuation
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, continuing Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer position available
  • Help strengthen the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics team at a time of expansion and considerable opportunity in teaching, short courses and research
  • Base Salary ranging from $117,425- $159, 867 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics is the leading independent voice on health policy in Australia. The Centre focuses on improving public health outcomes through policy innovation, scholarly investigation, and practical implementation. The Menzies Centre has carriage of the popular Master of Health Policy within the University of Sydney School of Public Health.

The University is seeking to employ a Level B Lecturer or Level C Senior Lecturer to assist in strengthening the Menzies Centre and Master of Health Policy team at a time of expansion and considerable opportunity in teaching, short courses and research.

The incumbent will be based in the Charles Perkins Centre located on the Camperdown campus and teach into core units of the Master of Health Policy - taught on campus and online. The successful candidate will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the research, education, and administrative endeavors of Menzies Centre while building their research portfolio in the discipline of Health Policy.

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 career
  • coordinate and contribute to units of study and curriculum design and develop research collaborations that will ultimately result in improved health policy or practice, and/or enhancements to industry, the professions, or the community
  • supervise higher degree research students to successful completion and mentor others towards success in teaching and learning.
  • Contribute to the growth of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and economics through new research, grants, partnerships and impactful policy analysis.

About you

  • PHD in relevant field
  • advanced knowledge of health policy as a discipline with demonstrated capacity to research, analyse and explain emerging policy issues
  • demonstrated capacity to convene and teach units of study relevant to health policy and associated themes for postgraduate courses; with proven experience in teaching undergraduate, postgraduate or other courses in health or social sciences (Level B) and advanced experience in curriculum design and education leadership (Level C)
  • demonstrated high-level multidisciplinary research skills relevant to health policy including a track record in health policy-relevant research, publications and experience in grant submission and conducting cross-disciplinary research related to health and/or social sciences
  • a strong research profile evidenced by original, high-quality, independent, and peer-recognised research in health policy (Level B)
  • an advanced research profile evidenced by original, high-quality, independent and peer-recognised research in health policy, with demonstrated disciplinary innovation, impactful research outputs and national/international recognition (Level C)
  • experienced in teaching mid-advanced career students.
  • familiarity with the web-based or online teaching and experience in online curriculum development in an area related to health policy.

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, 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.

Please note this appointment can be altered to part-time/ job share for the suitable application- please specify this in your application documents.

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Applications Close

Wednesday 14 December 2022 11:59 PM

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