Academic in Work Integrated Learning

Sydney, Australia
27 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Continuing fulltime position in Work Integrated Learning – Diagnostic Radiography
  • Contribute to the improvement in quality education for our future health professionals
  • Remuneration package: $120K - $147K including base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences research and education. Courage and creativity always guides our decision making, teaching and research. The strategic direction of the faculty is to be known nationally and internationally for the impact of our transformational education and research, and importantly, our research will be deeply embedded with our global partners. The faculty seeks mutually beneficial engagement with local health districts, primary health care networks, academia, industry and communities. We work effectively in diverse cultural settings. Our students represent culturally and socially diverse backgrounds, hence we are building a health workforce that reflects Australia's diversity. As well as graduating outstanding clinicians we aim to graduate leaders in health who have an international perspective.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced health professional to the multi-disciplinary Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team to coordinate and deliver units of study that include placements primarily in the diagnostic radiography undergraduate and graduate entry masters programs. The WIL team provides a dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary environment for the development of teaching and research expertise in preparing the future health workforce. This is a stimulating position that offers the opportunity to be involved in development of curriculum for innovative student education and cross-disciplinary research within the Faculty of Health Sciences, throughout the University of Sydney, and with industry partners.

In this role you will:

  • design and facilitate placement and simulated learning experiences to prepare students for diagnostic radiography practice
  • pursue a research program aligned with faculty research priorities including grant acquisition and research dissemination through peer-reviewed presentations and publications
  • contribute to administrative aspects of teaching and research.
  • contribute to the supervision of research students.

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 an Associate Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Work Integrated Learning who possesses clinical experience and qualifications in diagnostic radiography. You will demonstrate relevant experience in allied health clinical education, work integrated learning or placement education. Excellent negotiation and English language communication skills are essential, along with the ability to mentor and support others in their placement education role. You will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and a commitment to excellence in student learning. A commitment to engaging in research is essential and a record and/or interest in research in work integrated learning or health education will be highly regarded.

To be appointed at Lecturer level, you will meet the above criteria and provide evidence of your ability to enhance the education of students, and the ability and desire for a strong research career. Completion of a PhD in a field relevant to the Faculty research priorities is essential, as is previous teaching experience.

To be appointed at Senior Lecturer level, you will also possess a strong record of quality achievements in undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching. A successful background in independent research, as indicated by a significant record of peer reviewed publications and the ability to gain competitive external grant funding, is required for this level of appointment.

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 23 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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