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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Rural Research Education

Lismore, Australia
$118, 390 - $167,221 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

Job Details

  • Part time, 0.6 FTE fixed term until 31 December 2027 with the potential for an extension subject to funding
  • Based at the University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore
  • Base Salary $118, 390 - $140,586(Lecturer - pro-rata) or $145,023 - $167,221 (Senior Lecturer - pro-rata) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

This position will be with the Rural Clinical School, University Centre for Rural Health, Northern Rivers, Lismore, at the University of Sydney, with the Sydney Medical School and the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The UCRH provides multidisciplinary health education and research program that supports clinical education, workforce development and translation of research into practice to support regional health.

The UCRH education program encompasses the disciplines of Allied Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry and Medicine, and provides students with clinical placement opportunities, structured learning programs in a multi-disciplinary environment, and an immersion in the elements of rurality and social equity. The education program is delivered on behalf of the Commonwealth's Rural Health Multi-disciplinary Training program. The research program of UCRH includes strengths in Aboriginal health research, environmental health research, public health research, and health services research.

The incumbent will be required to contribute to fostering a culture of excellence through your own expertise and through guiding academic staff and students towards success.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

Lecturer (Level B)

  • play a leadership/liaison role in providing research education, supervision and mentorship for the UCRH Doctor of Medicine (DM) medical students
  • conducting and assessing suitable projects and assisting supervisors for each annual cohort of MD students, and may include supervising or co-supervising student projects
  • conduct relevant research that is aligned with the research priorities of the UCRH and contribute to the overall research education program at UCRH
  • maintain a research profile which meets the University expectations and standards and enhances the reputation of the School, including publication in peer reviewed international journals.
  • fostering a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled

In addition to the above, the Senior Lecturer (Level C) will

  • contribute to the strategic direction of the Centre, in particular to research education activities
  • contribute to the research profile of the University, including success in competitive research grants and other research income generation
  • create and maintain productive links between the University and its clinical partners, including the Local Health District, primary health and community partners.

About you

As a Lecturer (Level B) you will have:

  • doctorate or PhD or similar higher degree in a relevant field (or near completion)
  • significant current experience working in a health setting in the Northern Rivers region and/or proven ability to apply clinical expertise to inform research questions and research methods
  • demonstrated excellence in research, with a broad range of research methodologies
  • demonstrated success in supporting the academic endeavour, in particular engaging in research/scholarship and providing a student enabling environment.
  • demonstrated success in organisational skills with multiple stakeholders
  • knowledge and experience in regional and rural health (preferred)

In addition to the above the Senior Lecturer (Level C) will:

  • have established network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the School/ Faculty and University
  • be acknowledged as playing a major role currently in health in a rural setting (preferred), for example by having a well-regarded leadership role in a clinical area and/or a notable network of connections and strategic alliances
  • be acknowledged at a national level as influential in expanding knowledge within health and/or in research and/or education
  • have significant experience in research and/or education.

This position is based in Northern Rivers footprint of UCRH, and the incumbent will be based predominantly in the Lismore office of UCRH.

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.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.

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 25 February 2024 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

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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