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Lecturer in Food and Nutrition Science

Camperdown, Australia
$113,184 - $134,403 p.a. (Level B) + 17% superannuation
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

Job Details

  • Full time, continuing position. Located at the Camperdown campus in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Lecturer in Food Science (Education Focused) to join the Faculty of Science
  • Base salary of $113,184 - $134,403 p.a. (Level B) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Food Science (Education Focused) to be based at the Camperdown Campus. This is a wonderful opportunity to join the University of Sydney - Australia's first university - at an exciting and innovative time to contribute to a new Sydney 2032 strategic plan, which will build upon our outstanding global reputation of education and research excellence.

SOLES has a program of undergraduate teaching in food and nutrition science from first year to Honours level. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in curriculum development in the Food Science major and teach in a range of subjects specific to food science, including those in Food Quality, Safety, Processing and Value Adding.

SOLES brings together academics from across a broad range of disciplines to understand and solve important global challenges. Other key majors related to food in SOLES include Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Nutrition Science, and Food Science. This exciting new education-focused role will work closely with the Food and Nutrition Science teaching team in contributing to the development and delivery of our food science units. The appointee will deliver content in second- and third-year food science and develop strategies that foster active engagement of students to ensure excellence in teaching and learning outcomes.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record in educational excellence in the development and delivery of Food and nutrition related units that enriches the existing strengths and expertise within the school. The successful applicant will also have a track record in the implementation of scholarly and evidence-based teaching innovations to create a safe and dynamic learning environment for students. Their track record will include evidence of success in creating a quality student experience and embedding of digital and other technological innovations in Food Science teaching and learning and working effectively in an academic team. We are intent on implementing scholarly approaches to create a world-class curriculum for incoming students transitioning from school to university to enable them to thrive in their studies.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Food Science (Education Focused) who has:

  • a PhD in Food or Nutrition Science or equivalent related field
  • a demonstrated track record in teaching food and nutrition science with preferable experience in food safety and microbiology at undergraduate level, in lectures, laboratory-based practical classes and Work Integrated Learning
  • excellent time management and strong written and oral communication skills
  • a demonstrated track record of educational excellence, including recognition for achieving consistently excellent student outcomes and educational innovation
  • the ability to positively impact student learning as evidenced through fellowships, awards and prizes
  • a commitment to undertaking and communicating research activities
  • the ability to work effectively within a collaborative team to deliver educational experiences
  • a developing network of relationships with key industry and professional institutions
  • experience of relevant Work, Health and Safety requirements and management
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • experience working with others and coordinating team activities within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • a proven ability, commitment and passion for engaging in scholarly activities in the domains of both education and research, to inform innovative pedagogical practice
  • demonstrated capacity to stimulate, actively engage and educate an audience using a range of media.

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.

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.

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

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Sunday 10 December 2023 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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