Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Camperdown, Australia
$113,184 - $159,867 + 17% superannuation
24 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Full-time and or Part-time position with a 4-year fixed term contract available
  • Develop and deliver postgraduate education in public health in the Population Health Theme of the Sydney Medical Program and enhance public health through scholarly research
  • Base Salary starting from $113,184 - $159,867 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Public Health, part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, is Australia's first and leading School of Public Health and a vibrant community of academics, educators, staff, research groups, and centres that offers a wide range of education and research opportunities. Our excellence in research and teaching makes the University of Sydney one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) and or Senior Lecturer (Level C) in Public Health to contribute to the development, teaching and management of postgraduate and undergraduate programs within the School, primarily in the Population Health Theme of the Sydney Medical Program. The incumbent will work with colleagues across the Faculty to ensure the effective delivery of Public Health teaching programs. The candidate will be recognised at a national level for research within the field of public health and will supervise higher-degree, research students, and will be required to work on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Note- the noted position above has the flexibility/ capacity to be offered at either a full time or part time FTE, please ensure the requested FTE is noted in your application submission.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Make a significant contribution to the research, education, and administrative endeavors of the school
  • build a reputation towards becoming an authority in the discipline of Public Health
  • provide support in building and developing the school moving forward
  • teach and research into core Public Health topics, particularly in the Sydney Medical Program
  • develops research collaborations that will ultimately result in knowledge or technology transfer leading to improved policy or practice, commercialisation, and/or enhancements to industry, the profession or the community
  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level)

About you

  • Ph.D. and or with a Master of Public Health or equivalent preferred (or near completion)
  • public health generalist with a strong background in public health / global health and ability to teach across a range of public health topics
  • strong experience in teaching and curriculum development in a university environment with the ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • strong experience in public health-related research and research supervision
  • evidence of high-quality publications or other outputs in research or practice
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • able to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of groups
  • experience in managing research projects and teams
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • developing (level B) / developed (level C) network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders.

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 ensure your cover letter includes the following - a clear address of the above selection criteria, indicate in which you are applying for the level B or level C position as well as the requested FTE/ full time or part time working arraignment you may require.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rachel Yazigi, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Applications Close

Saturday 25 February 2023 11:59 PM

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