Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Sydney Medical School – Westmead and the Marie Bashir Institute 
Reference no. 460/0317

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and expertise in infectious diseases
  • Full-time or part-time (0.8FTE), fixed term for three years

About the opportunity 

The Sydney Medical School is part of the University's Faculties of Health, the largest and most comprehensive grouping of health and medical education and research in the Asia Pacific region. The Westmead Clinical School offers comprehensive teaching, training and research opportunities through its staff and affiliates, its colocation with three major medical research institutes, the Children’s Hospital, Westmead and its hosting flagship University-wide multi-disciplinary research initiatives.

The Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity is a multidisciplinary, multi-faculty Institute with members located on the University of Sydney’s Westmead, Camperdown and affiliated health campuses and the Camden Veterinary campus. Its goal is to reduce the impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases on human and animal health, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to a research and teaching role in infectious diseases and medical microbiology. You will have the opportunity to develop independent research in infectious diseases, pathogenomics or translational microbiology research in an area of importance to emerging infectious diseases or mycology.

You will teach medical students in the MD program in problem or team-based learning and clinical tutorials. You will also contribute to our masters programs and seminars relevant to the MBI; and mentor, train and supervise postgraduate students.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a dedicated academic who has:

  • a strong track record in research relevant to emerging infectious diseases (clinical infectious diseases, pathogen genomics, epidemiological, microbiological or translational research) with a PhD in relevant area
  • experience in teaching of undergraduates or graduate students in infectious diseases or medical sciences
  • a high level of leadership, communication, interpersonal and organisational skills with evidence of and ability to work productively both independently and co-operatively with colleagues of similar and different professional backgrounds
  • a record of peer-reviewed publications of high quality.


  • experience teaching medical (clinical) students
  • practice of clinical infectious diseases and microbiology
  • a medical degree registerable in NSW
  • a record of success in collaborative research.

For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level you will be expected to demonstrate a higher degree of academic leadership and collaboration in research and teaching within your area of expertise.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

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

Closing date: 11 pm 10 April 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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