Lecturer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Camperdown, Australia
$79,784k plus 17%superannuation
25 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting entry-level (Level A/ Level B) academic roles within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health
  • Located at the Sydney School of Public Health within the Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term contract with potential for extension, base salary starting from $79,784k plus 17%superannuation

About the opportunity

This is an education and research position for an early career (Level A and or Level B) enthusiastic academic with a vision to establish an academic career pathway. Working closely with the Program Director of Indigenous Public Health and other members of the academic team, the position will have a role in teaching and academic administration of Indigenous public health units of study within the Sydney School of Public Health and Faculty of Medicine and Health, covering a variety of health and wellbeing topics.

You will also have the opportunity to build research, evaluation and community outreach work related to Indigenous public health or other areas within the Sydney School of Public Health (SSPH), with career mentoring and exciting professional development opportunities.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all, and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We're Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role. Applications will be considered from candidates who are not located in proximity of Sydney; however, the incumbent will be required travel to Sydney to deliver teaching and attend meetings We are recruiting up to 4 full-time roles, with possible job sharing for applicants who are looking for three to four days a week.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Contribute to high-quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate and postgraduate level) in Indigenous health and wellbeing disciplines within the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • undertake original and collaborative research
  • maintain quality, standards, and excellence in all teaching and research activities and outputs.
  • develop productive relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with external parties (including research partners, government bodies, and industry) which will ultimately contribute to improved outcomes for the profession, industry, and/or community.

About you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in public health or in a related discipline focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social and emotional wellbeing and/or culture
  • willingness to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD within the probationary period, if you do not already hold such a degree
  • a well-developed understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, public health, social and emotional wellbeing and health promotion
  • a desire to develop teaching skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, wellness and Public Health
  • a demonstrated ability to provide specific support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • availability to travel occasionally to undertake teaching or research in regional or rural locations
  • willingness to contribute to collaborative, community-driven research projects related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social and emotionalwell-being.

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.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.


  • Describe your lived experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.
  • Outline your tertiary qualifications in public health or in a related program focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social and emotional wellbeing and/or culture.
  • Explain your understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social and emotional wellbeing and health promotion in the Australian and global context.
  • Describe how you have experience in providing support to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students.

Applications (including a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and the level in which you are applying, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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, or by email to

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Please note that the University shut down period is from Friday 23 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023. Applications and queries will be reviewed once we return from leave

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Applications Close

Saturday 11 February 2023 11:59 PM

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