Senior Lecturer, Paediatric

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$128,152.00 – $147,413.00 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Dental School

The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia

  • The UWA Dental School is entering a rapid growth phase and the Paediatric Dentistry specialist training program is world renown 
  • Level C, full-time, tenurable appointment
  • Base salary range: $128,152.00 – $147,413.00 p.a. 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 UWA Dental School is a modern, progressive, innovative and vibrant centre of excellence in dentistry. It comprises three academic units and the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA). Our mission is to achieve excellence in dental education, research and oral health care to benefit our local community and advance dentistry globally. This is achieved by highly qualified academics and staff interacting with dedicated and engaged students, in state-of-the-art facilities, with up-to-date equipment and technology.

OHCWA is a partnership between The University of Western Australia and the Department of Health of Western Australia. It is the primary focus for oral health education, research and specialist care delivery in Western Australia. It treats approximately 15,000 patients a year and delivers a range of clinical and technical training courses. OHCWA is located on the QEII campus adjacent to the new Perth Children's Hospital.

About the opportunity

The position's primary purpose is to contribute to the didactic, clinical and laboratory teaching in Paediatric Dentistry to Doctor of Dental Medicine graduate (DMD) and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DCD) postgraduate students. In addition, you will also provide dental treatment to patients at OHCWA.

As a specialist paediatric dentist, the appointment offers a unique opportunity for you to develop innovative learning opportunities for DMD students in comprehensive oral care. In addition, you will be expected to contribute to the DMD in clinical dentistry through education and clinical service delivery.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD or an equivalent research higher degree
  • Specialist dental qualification (MDSc or DClinDent) or equivalent in paediatric dentistry registrable with the Dental Board of Australia without limitations
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge, clinical experience, skills and judgement in the practice of clinical dentistry or hospital dentistry
  • Peer recognition in the form of fellowships from academies or colleges, such as the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and/or invited presentations at international meetings
  • Current or recent clinical practice as a dental specialist in paediatric dentistry, with a clear understanding of the clinical environment
  • Clinical experience across a range of settings in private, hospital and university environments
  • High level of organisational skills and management of administrative tasks, including program coordination in a dental school setting
  • Initiate high-quality curriculum development, evaluation and review of material in both graduate and postgraduate courses and explore new educational methods for teaching and learning
  • Ability to relate to students and staff from differing cultural backgrounds
  • Experience with various learning modes, including flexible delivery or student-centered methods Provide students with an avenue to consult on their academic progress

Note: Travel between clinical facilities may be required

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Senior Lecturer Paediatric 514006.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

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 7 April 2023

This position is open to international applicants.

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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