Senior Lecturer in Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health

Sydney, Australia
29 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Teaching and research position in health sciences
  • Strong potential to further your academic career in a collaborative, supportive team
  • Full-time, continuing; remuneration package: $147K-$170K p.a. which includes base salary $124K – $144K, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

We seek an experienced psychologist, sociologist or professional in the social and behavioural sciences with a track record of accomplishment in teaching and research, evidence of academic leadership and, ideally, experience in curriculum development. You will take responsibility for:

  • Coordinating and teaching undergraduate units and faculty electives in health, healthcare and research methods
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Supporting and supervising  honours and postgraduate students
  • Developing and contributing to research programs relevant to the faculty’s research themes.

Your commitment to excellence and innovation will be rewarded with the opportunity to work with a cohesive, collaborative team with strong potential for further interdisciplinary research and teaching opportunities.

The position is fulltime continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Visa sponsorship will be made available to suitable overseas candidates subject to meeting visa requirements.

Relevant criminal history, apprehended violence orders and prior employment checks, including relevant disciplinary proceedings, may be conducted on the preferred applicant.

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 and teaching excellence.

To succeed in securing this Senior Lecturer level role you will need to demonstrate:

  • a PhD in in psychology, sociology or a relevant field
  • leadership in teaching, teaching innovation, and/or curriculum development in health or healthcare, as well as successful supervision of postgraduate students.
  • experience designing learning activities which promote interdisciplinary learning and coordinating large units of study
  • a track record of high-quality publications and successful grants in health or healthcare
  • a national or emerging international reputation in an area of research aligned with faculty research themes
  • experience with industry collaborations in research or teaching, for example, government, corporate industry, not-for-profit or other stakeholders involved in health (desirable)
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse teams.

About us

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is the largest and most comprehensive grouping of allied health professions, researchers and teachers in Australia, and is internationally recognised for quality and innovation in teaching and research. The faculty is committed to research-led learning and teaching in a multi-disciplinary context.

The faculty’s Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health delivers innovative teaching programs that prepare our graduates as future leaders in fields such as healthcare administration, policy and advocacy and conducts research in a range of fields relating to health such as child and adolescent health, ageing, chronic disease and e-health.

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 7600 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: 11.30 pm 25 Sept 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.

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