Senior Lecturer, The School of Allied Health

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$128,152 – $147,413 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation
30 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, tenurable appointment
  • Base salary range: Level C $128,152 – $147,413 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The School of Allied Health at The University of Western Australia is a research-intensive academic organisation giving material expression to the belief that excellence in research underpins excellence in teaching and community partnerships. The School has a reputation for a strong evidence-based approach to research and education that is used for policy and practice development. 

The School aspires to be a school in which staff and students feel valued and supported in their individual and collective efforts to improve community health and wellbeing.

The Discipline of Optometry in the School of Allied Health offers three-year postgraduate professional Doctorate of Optometry along with Higher Degree by Research option.

The UWA Doctor of Optometry Program aspires to “graduate socially accountable optometry professionals (clinicians and researchers), who are lifelong learners committed to delivering culturally safe and responsive, person-centred care, which meets individual and societal health care needs and improves health outcomes.”

About the opportunity

The Senior Lecturer will be responsible to the Head of Discipline and Doctor of Optometry Course Director to provide academic knowledge and teaching in their area of expertise.

The appointee will be motivated to deliver quality teaching and module co-ordination in Optometry. You will actively participate in developing the Optometry Discipline’s teaching strategy to align with the School of Allied Health’s teaching strategy.

You will also undertake research and actively strive to obtain research funding, individually or in collaboration, as well as supervising research students and contribute to the academic environment of the School.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and teaching experience in a university environment. A teaching portfolio is recommended evidence of teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and delivery in a university environment.
  • In particular, teaching experiences and subject expertise in some of the following fields is desirable; Ocular Disease and Therapeutics, Anterior and Dry Eye Disease Management, Myopia Management, and/or Contact Lenses.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer and coordinate critical programs within the discipline.
  • Familiarity with flexible teaching methods, such as case enhanced learning and e-learning.
  • Demonstrated achievement and experience in obtaining research grants and undertaking research.
  • Demonstrated achievement and experience to write and publish journal articles and other publications.
  • Demonstrated excellence in management and organisational skills and leadership qualities.
  • Evidence of a high level of interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication, and demonstrated ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels.

Special Requirements of the role:

  • Therapeutically endorsed optometrist registered with AHPRA
  • PhD or equivalent in industry and professional experience
  • Current National Police Clearance (NPC)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Immunised/vaccinated as outlined in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, UWA guidelines, and WA Government’s Department of Health’s COVID-19 Health Worker and Residential Aged Care Worker Directions

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: POSITION DESCRIPTION [Senior Lecturer] - Position Number [320070] - Level [C].pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 6 January 2023

This position is open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia and international applicants who have relevant expertise that meets the job description.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

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