Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics

Adelaide, Australia
$124,109 - $142,764 p.a. 
20 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details 

About the College of Nursing and Health Sciences:

At the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we aim to be an innovator in contemporary education producing a safer and more resilient health and social care workforce. Our mission is to improve lives and empower communities, enabling better health and caring in the world through an exceptional student learning experience. At the College, our research mission is about co-creating new knowledge which promotes wellbeing, and better care and support, to individuals and communities across the lifespan. We work proactively with industry partners and professional bodies leading to more employable and innovative graduates. 

About the Role 

Join our talented academic staff at Flinders University as either a Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research) or Senior Lecturer (Clinical/Practitioner) in Nutrition and Dietetics! If you are an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is committed to the scholarship of teaching or is passionate about research, Flinders University invites you to share your expertise to develop culturally responsive and career-ready graduates of the next generation. To be successful in this position, you will have substantial knowledge and experience in the field of First Nations health to support the scaffolding of cultural safety and responsiveness within the curriculum.

As the Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research), you will contribute to innovative research that aligns with the Caring Futures Institute (Australia’s first fully dedicated research centre for the study of self‐care and caring solutions), while concurrently delivering excellence in teaching. You will undertake a lead role in the planning, delivery and evaluation of teaching and learning through the development and delivery of lectures and tutorial or other modes of learning, such as placement education for topics within the suite of Nutrition and Dietetics. You will also provide a significant and high-quality research contribution to the Caring Futures Institute through collaboration, cross-disciplinary research activity, and the strengthening of new partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. You will attract external grant income, publish high quality academic journals, and supervise HDR students.

As the Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics (Clinical/Practitioner), you will utilise your leadership skills to make an independent and high-quality contribution to teaching via curriculum design and review, and the creation and coordination of lectures, tutorials, and workshops. In this role, you will also concurrently engage in practice within the field of Nutrition and/or Dietetics in a clinical or community setting to support maintenance of contemporary practice, knowledge, and skills. With your significant and senior experience as an Accredited Practising Dietitian, you will develop industry partnerships for work integrated learning, and coordinate high quality placement education, including clinical skills training, simulation, and service provision. You will contribute to community service and strengthen new and existing partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for improved teaching, learning and research outcomes for the University.

About You 

With your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you will maintain strong relationships with a range of diverse staff, students, and industry stakeholders. Your natural ability to collaborate and engage with relevant external professional domains will develop productive partnerships that can provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability. Your keen attention to detail will allow you to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines, while always demonstrating a commitment to high quality service delivery. You will also have sound knowledge and practice in the field of First Nations health, including the ability to facilitate student learning as it relates to cultural safety and responsiveness.

To be successful in either of these roles, you will have:

  • Extensive clinical experience across the continuum of Nutrition and Dietetics practice.
  • A current membership with Dietitians Australia and recognition as an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

As the Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics (Teaching and Research), you will have:

  • Completed a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in a health-related field relevant to Nutrition and Dietetics or any one of the following:
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed independent research demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area.
  • Evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area.
  • Completed a higher degree at Masters level or substantial progress towards a doctoral degree in the discipline area.​
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of higher degree students and other post-graduate course work students undertaking research projects.

As the Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics (Clinical/Practitioner), you will have:

  • A Doctorate in a relevant field or equivalent clinical experience and professional standing in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Relevant and contemporary clinical experience in a relevant field and ability to maintain concurrently within or outside of this position.
  • An understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary education practice relevant to Nutrition and Dietetics.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment:

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information 

  • If applying for the Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics (Teaching and Research), you are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • If applying for the Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics (Clinical/Practitioner), you are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Michelle Miller

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

09 Apr 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

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