Lecturer - Qualitative Research in Health

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
02 Dec 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Sydney School of Public Health
Sydney Medical School
Reference no. 1920/1116

  • Teaching and research role
  • Join a supportive and collaborative team
  • Part-time  (0.5FTE) fixed term for three years, remuneration package: $117K-$126K p.a. (pro-rata) which base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The Sydney School of Public Health (SSPH) offers a range of coursework programs, within which students can select from a suite of Units of Study that provide training in qualitative health research. The school is research active and includes many internationally-recognised researchers among its staff. The school’s many strengths include a focus on excellence in research methodology; epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and qualitative methods are all taught at postgraduate level.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer - Qualitative Research in Health to ensure sustainable, high quality and flexible provision of qualitative health research teaching within the SSPH. In addition to teaching and assessment responsibilities, you will work closely with the Senior Lecturer, Qualitative Research in Health, relevant Program Coordinators and Unit Coordinators to undertake quality improvement, strategic and curriculum renewal processes. You will also work closely with Program Administrators and the School Office for Learning and Teaching to provide front line student contact services, general teaching administration duties and with the Learning and Teaching Units to support learning including eLearning. You will also have the opportunity to pursue your own collaborative research on any relevant topics in social sciences, bioethics, or humanities in health.

You will be physically and organisationally located within The Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM), as part of the ongoing relationship between VELiM and SSPH.

To succeed in securing this role you will have:

  • a PhD using qualitative methodology and methods
  • strong evidence of achievement in teaching qualitative research methodology and methods at undergraduate or postgraduate level in fields relevant to health, health research and the health social sciences
  • an ability to articulate a working methodological approach to qualitative research, and to provide explanation and justification for that approach
  • current/recent involvement in qualitative health research project(s), and field experience in qualitative research and/or mixed methods research
  • peer-reviewed research publications from qualitative research projects
  • clear concept of a future research strategy and research interests/ ongoing projects that complement the work of the SSPH and/or VELiM
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • computer skills commensurate with conducting unit administration and research
  • willingness to provide leadership in both teaching and research related to the use of qualitative research methods.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11pm 2 January 2017

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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