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Lecturer, Clinical Optometrist

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$108,509 – $128,404 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
  • You will improve the accessibility and quality of eye health services in Australia and New Zealand through the integrated provision of clinical service, education, and research.
  • Level B, 0.6 FTE part-time appointment on an ongoing basis.
  • Base salary range: $108,509 – $128,404 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 Eye Health Centre of Western Australia (EHCWA) is a state-of-the-art, public eye clinic within UWAs Doctor of Optometry facilities, with all advanced scopes of optometry under one roof. The vision of EHCWA is to improve the accessibility and quality of eye health services in Australia and New Zealand through the integrated provision of clinical service, education, and research.

The Doctor of Optometry program is in the School of Allied Health at The University of Western Australia. It offers three-year postgraduate professional Doctor of Optometry along with a 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.”

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

About the opportunity

This position is predominantly a clinical role with teaching and research components. As a clinical academic, you will be responsible for delivering both primary care and advanced scope optometric services to the community through EHCWA. You will supervise Doctor of Optometry students in the student-led primary care clinics, which will support the clinical education of future optometrists in WA. You will also provide protocol-driven services that represent advanced scopes of optometry. Examples are myopia management, advanced contact lens fitting, ocular pathology diagnosis, paediatric eyecare and management and dry eye assessment and management. You will receive support from a team of expert clinicians and develop your skills. You may be required to undertake clinical research conducted in UWA Optometry.

You will have the capability and the motivation to:

  • Provide high-quality eye care services to the community based on evidence-based practice.
  • Enhance student experience through clinical supervision and teaching.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including local community optometrists, ophthalmology, and other key healthcare providers.
  • To undertake research individually or in collaboration, as well as supervising research students and contributing to the academic environment of UWA Optometry and the School of Allied Health.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Therapeutically endorsed optometrist registered with AHPRA with a minimum of 3 years of clinical practice.
  • Current Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • Understanding of cultural safety with reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all staff and stakeholders.


  • Exceptional clinical skills and bedside manners.
  • Special interests in optometry advanced scope of practice.
  • Relevant teaching experience.
  • Strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills.

Demonstrated management, organisational skills, and leadership qualities by displaying evidence of the following:

  • Effective communication
  • Resilience / Resourcefulness
  • Independence / Self-motivation
  • Being collaborative and a Team Player
  • Flexibility / Ability to adapt to and accommodate changing surroundings.
  • Working well under pressure
  • Effective stakeholder management

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: PD - Academic clinician (Optometry)[97] (1).docx.

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday 1 December 2023.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

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.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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