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Associate Lecturer - Optometry

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$76,686 – $103,202 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
15 Jan 2024
  • Clinical position delivering quality teaching and aspirational research in Optometry
  • Level A, full-time / ongoing appointment
  • Base salary range: $76,686 – $103,202 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 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. 

The School aspires to be a school in which staff and students feel valued and supported in their individual and collective efforts to improve community health and wellbeing.

The Discipline of Optometry is located in the School and offers a three-year postgraduate professional doctorate Optometry along with 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.”

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will be responsible to the Head of Discipline and Doctor of Optometry Course Director to provide academic and clinical teaching.

You will be motivated to deliver quality teaching and module co-ordination in Optometry and will actively participate in developing the Optometry Discipline’s teaching strategy to align with the University’s teaching strategy.

Aspire to undertake research and contribute to the academic environment of the School.

You will also undertake clinic supervision and actively participate in the development of the Optometry clinical teaching strategy.

 To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Registration and maintenance of good standing with the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) or the Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Board of New Zealand (ODOBNZ).
  • Registration as a therapeutically endorsed registered Optometrist with the OBA or ODOBNZ.
  • Subject expertise or willingness to enhance skills in one or more of the following fields;

Clinical Optometry, Medical Retina, Paediatric Vision, Binocular Vision, Myopia Management, Contact Lenses, Dry Eye Medical Retina

  • Ability to coordinate and deliver innovative teaching approaches and materials for units and courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment in participating in high quality research.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles.

 About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION Associate Lecturer_Optometry.pdf

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

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 15 January 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Garry Fitzpatrick at

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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