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Lecturer in Dementia Studies

Hobart, Australia
$108,285 to $125,712 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

Job Details

  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate and/or postgraduate coursework teaching
  • Conduct high-quality research with national and increasingly of international standing
  • Full-time, fixed-term (2 years) role based in Hobart

About the opportunity

Within the College of Health and Medicine, the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is at the forefront of translational research of relevance to people with dementia and their carers, and provides a range of innovative educational programs on dementia. The Wicking Centre undertakes multidisciplinary research around three main themes – the Care, Cause and Prevention of Dementia. Educational programs are closely interlinked with the Centre’s research programs.

This position is focussed on the delivery of undergraduate and/or postgraduate dementia education programs and contributes to the Centre’s research programs in the care, cause and prevention of dementia. Our ideal candidate will have a research background that is aligned to the current research themes of the Centre.

What you’ll do:

  • Undertake high-quality research with national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to supervision of research higher degree students, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B.
  • Actively contribute to the design and delivery of our education programs.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

What we’re looking for:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant field.
  • Good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national and made notable contributions to the field of dementia aligned to Wicking Centre programs and themes.
  • A record of contribution to successful research higher degree supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level teaching and learning, including Unit design, evaluation and coordination.
  • Record of contributing effectively to building and maintaining productive links locally and nationally.

Salary details

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $147,083 comprising base salary within the range of $108,285 to $125,712 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Alison Canty, Associate Professor, or 03 6226 4667
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.
  • Please refer to the attached Position Description Below for full details.

Download File Position Description - Lecturer in Dementia Studies - 499480.pdf

Applications close Thursday, 14 December 2023, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.


The University of Tasmania can only ever be as good as the people who choose to work with us; our staff and students are our most important asset. Realisation of our vision is dependent on a talented workforce, committed to the innovative thinking required to conceptualise and operationalise our strategy and accomplish our objectives. By building rewarding careers and a healthy and engaged workforce and culture, the University will continue to be an employer of choice.

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