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Senior Lecturer - Academic Career Development Lead

Broken Hill, Australia
$145,023- $167,221+ 17% superannuation
Closing date
12 May 2024

Job Details

  • Full time fixed term until 31 December 2027 in Broken Hill NSW -possible extension subject to Government funding
  • Great opportunity as Senior Lecturer - Academic Career Development Lead for Broken Hill Rural Clinical School to support academic career development and foster collaborative cross-sector relationships in this diverse region
  • Base Salary $145,023- $167,221+ 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Broken Hill Rural Clinical School (RCS), also known as the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (UDRH), is funded under the Commonwealth Department of Health's Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program.

Our focus at the BHUDRH, is to lead the design and delivery of innovative teaching and learning environments for medical, nursing and allied health students undertaking their placement in our region. We also actively work to improve the quality of health care for rural, remote and First Nations Peoples by fostering local and regional collaborations and enhancing national expertise in rural and remote health research and the translation of research into policy and practice.

Our team is distributed across the far west, north and south western regions of New South Wales. We are committed to providing the best educational experiences and supporting pertinent research in order to support the growth and development of rural Australia.

We are seeking a Senior Lecturer - Academic Career Development Lead.This is an important role supporting the Head of Rural Clinical School to supervise academic staff and affiliates across the departments geographically distributed campuses located in Bourke, Broken Hill and the Dareton/Wentworth region. The position will provide oversight for the delivery of high-quality multi-disciplinary learning and teaching across allied health, medical and nursing programs, including extended duration placements.

You will also assist the Head of the RCS and Executive Team in fostering collaborative cross-sector relationships, including First Nations community and organisational relationships, establishing sustainable rural academic career development pathways, and contributing to research performance through effective strategic and operational leadership within delegated authorities

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide strategic leadership and support for the HoRCS
  • undertake a leadership role in educational innovation, curriculum design and review, contributing to outstanding educational delivery and outcomes.
  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • design and deliver quality educational experiences that support student needs, meet curriculum requirements,
  • design and deliver multi-disciplinary work-integrated learning opportunities and content
  • engage in supervision/support of higher-degree research students
  • apply scholarship and knowledge of contemporary pedagogical practice to innovative education.
  • Carry out administrative tasks primarily connected with the area of discipline
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • understand and contribute to furthering the university and faculty strategic agenda.
  • engage beyond the University to develop a profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities.
  • undertake other duties appropriate within the classification level as required

About you

  • Doctorate or PhD or equivalent experience in rural health
  • Current registration or equivalent in a health discipline
  • experience in supervising and mentoring others
  • experience in people management, including managing staff performance and development
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • a developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • demonstrated understanding of rural, remote and First Nations health
  • experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching and teaching in a variety of settings.

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.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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.

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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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Full-time employees: 7616

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