Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics

Melbourne, Australia
$104,619 - $123,739 + 17% Superannuation
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based at our Burwood Campus
  • Full time, fixed-term until December 2025
  • 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 School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to teach and undertake research in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In addition to promoting the School and maintaining 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.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain deep discipline knowledge which is applied to inform unit design
  • Lead teaching teams to develop effective unit curricula and learning resources (including through unit leadership roles)
  • Adopt new innovation in curriculum design at the unit level
  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery
  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Contribute to review of units and courses and implements refinements
  • Implement creative teaching practices to improve student success and engagement
  • Provide clear assessment criteria and timely feedback to learners to demonstrate learning outcomes
  • Develop effective assessment tasks and rubrics at unit level
  • Monitor and adapts assessment practices to improve learning outcomes
  • Apply industry, clinical and/or research practice into student learning experiences and resources
  • Support diverse learners by designing accessible and inclusive unit material and practices
  • Design collaborative learning opportunities at the unit level
  • Support the development of junior colleagues
  • Initiate, designs and conducts and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities
  • Engage collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s) and the community and ensure impact of academic activity in the field and the community
  • Support and may lead in applications for external competitive and other funding, and demonstrates sustained efforts
  • Contribute to the supervision of honours and/or masters students with timely completions and productive, high quality outcomes
  • Provide effective mentoring to honours and / or masters students to support professional and career development and employability
  • Establish/expand industry network to create opportunities for placements
  • Assist the implementation of local citizenship activities and contribute to effectiveness as influencer

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian with Dietitians Australia, with at least 3 years of recent experience
  • Current or recent (within last five years) practice in nutrition and dietetics with a practical background in one or more of the following areas: dietetic management for individual clients; dietetic counselling skills; clinical and/or community dietetics; education, supervision and/or leadership in dietetics. 
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, in a manner that influences, motivates, and inspires students to learn
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and administer assessment regimes and provide feedback that fosters independent learning
  • Experience in developing curricula and/or resources that reflect an understanding of nutrition, dietetics, professional dietetics practice and relevant Accreditation and Competency Standards.
  • Experience in scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design
  • Capacity to undertake research activity in nutrition science or dietetics  that aligns with the School’s research strengths.
  • 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

Applications for this position close on Tuesday 13 December

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.


  • Must be an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), or eligible for membership with Dietitians Australia, and once APD membership achieved, be willing to maintain their APD status
  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

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

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Brad Aisbett, Head of School at brad.aisbett@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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