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Senior Lecturer (Anatomical Pathology)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$132,381 – $152,279 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

School of Biomedical Science | Pathology and Laboratory Science

  • World-class teaching and research
  • World Top 100 University ranked #85 for Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Level C, full-time appointment on an ongoing, tenurable basis
  • Base salary range: $132,381 – $152,279 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
  • A clinical/para-clinical loading allowance is available, depending on qualifications, registration in Australia, and level/type of clinical responsibilities

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 School of Biomedical Sciences

The School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Western Australia encompasses research and teaching across a range of biological, medical and health science-related fields. The School comprises over seventy academic and professional staff members, plus a similar number of adjunct staff. The School is part of the UWA Health Campus and is geographically located on the QEII Medical Campus next to the Perth’s major teaching hospitals, medical research institutes, and the state public pathology service, creating a stimulating biomedical teaching and research environment in one of the most liveable cities on the planet.

The School’s research facilities consist of modern, well-equipped laboratories, shared equipment resources and core services. Communication and collaboration between Disciplines and Schools within the University and other research institutions within the state are encouraged and supported to promote multidisciplinary, collaborative research.

About Pathology and Laboratory Science (P&LS)

The Discipline of Pathology and Laboratory Science (P&LS) is also custodian and home to the FA Hadley Pathology Museum. The FA Hadley Museum holds a unique collection of 3500 specimens used to educate medical, nursing and science undergraduate and postgraduate students, and assists in training specialist pathologists to improve their understanding of mechanisms of disease and diagnostic pathology. Each specimen is displayed with an anonymous clinical history respecting the origins of the tissue. This ensures the museum shares stories that promote valuable insights while preserving the integrity of the specimens.

Academic members of P&LS are responsible for managing and coordinating the undergraduate major in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MJD-PLMED) within the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and the Master of Clinical Pathology - a postgraduate program accredited with the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Sciences (AIMS). In addition, there are short courses, micro accreditations and service teaching into other undergraduate majors as well as into medicine, dentistry, optometry and podiatric programs.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Head of Discipline (Pathology and Laboratory Science), you will act as a senior teaching and research academic in clinical and laboratory pathology with particular emphasis on anatomical pathology.

You will contribute to the delivery and development of new and existing undergraduate and postgraduate education programs delivered by the Discipline of Pathology and Laboratory Science, and the School more generally, as required. You will coordinate and manage undergraduate and postgraduate units related to your field of expertise (specifically, anatomical pathology), attract and supervise high standard research students in related projects that you will lead or collaborate on. You will lead the School’s custodianship of the FA Hadley Museum and leverage this to further the educational and research objectives of the University and our partners. You will engage with public or private pathology providers to build successful partnerships to enhance teaching, research training and research opportunities. You will be expected to engage and promote a sustainable research program aligned with the research domain of Pathology and Laboratory Science.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • A doctoral level qualification with specialisation in clinical or laboratory pathology
  • An emerging record of excellence in the development and delivery of curricula and the use of innovative teaching approaches, assessment and materials for pathology
  • A track record in excellence in research at a national level evidenced by a series of peer-reviewed journal articles published in high quality journals
  • Experience leading public engagement activities that promote research and/or education outcomes, government and industry
  • Experience practicing clinical or laboratory pathology with eligibility for specialist registration with AHPRA desirable. A clinical/para-clinical loading allowance is available, depending on qualifications, registration in Australia, and level/type of clinical responsibilities

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File Position description - Senior Lecturer (Anatomical Pathology) (515820).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 Addressing 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 Thursday, 14 December 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Matthew Linden, Head of Discipline, on (08) 6457 2739 or at

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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