Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical Program

Sydney, Australia
07 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Office of Education

Faculty of Medicine

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Opportunity to develop the new Doctor of Medicine curriculum
  • Fixed term part time 0.5 FTE until 31st December 2019 with potential of further extension

About the opportunity 

The position will fulfil a range of academic roles in curriculum development, implementation and evaluation, to ensure that the Doctor of Medicine (MD) complies with Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9 requirements.  The occupant will be expected to progress towards a leadership role in academic aspects MD research. 

The incumbent will work closely with the Head of MD Research, who oversees MD projects, Research Co-ordinators at each Clinical School, and the academic and professional staff in the MD Research Project Unit.

This position has two primary functions:

  • Ongoing contribution to the academic supervision of the MD Research Project which was introduced in 2014, including supervision of an MD Research Project Group;  provision of high level research governance, ethics and general research policy advice to students, tutors and Research Coordinators; teaching in the MD Program, particularly in Research Methods; academic coordination of MD Projects; research and publication based on evaluation of the MD Project; communication with all senior stakeholders about the MD Research Project Program. 
  • Development of the new MD Project and Research Methods curriculum for implementation in 2020. It is envisaged that the new curriculum will be weighted heavily to online delivery with tailored modules allowing students to choose elective modules that draw on their existing knowledge and experience as well as completion of compulsory core modules.  This is a fixed term appointment until 31 December 2019.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Senior Lecturer who possesses:

  • A higher degree in biomedical science, public health, health sciences or a related field
  • Experience in curriculum development, evaluation and review
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students in a field of medicine or health or social sciences
  • Research experience in the medical or social sciences or related fields
  • Experience in the supervision of research projects at the level of Honours or post-graduate.

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 our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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 and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 4 August 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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