Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health

Sydney, Australia
30 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences you'll join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care. Home to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and Australia's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre, we are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

The Department of Health Systems and Populations aims to build world class teaching programs and undertake research relevant to 21st century population health needs and practice. Our commitment to Macquarie University's teaching, research, and indigenous strategies, and being a part of MQ Health, the University’s Health Sciences Centre, upholds our vision to 'heal, learn, discover', and makes our Department a vibrant place to study, research and work.

The Role

The Department of Health Systems and Populations is seeking a suitably qualified academic to take a leading role in implementation and delivery of an innovative Master of Public Health (MPH) program and to foster world-class research to underpin the program. Applicants should be actively engaged in public health practice and/or public health research, ideally with expertise in the field of Health Promotion, and will have experience in research student supervision. Experience with, or a willingness to embrace, educational technology, blended learning and educational innovation would be highly valued. In addition, the ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the integration between research and quality teaching, and how this integration can enhance student engagement.  The Faculty has existing strong educational expertise, including educational research, that positions Macquarie University as a leader in the delivery of innovative academic health education.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the Selection Criteria below in a separate document and upload the document as part of the application process.

Essential for all applicants:

  • PhD or equivalent tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in university teaching and learning with evidence of a focus on ensuring a high-quality student experience, preferably including experience in curriculum design, course coordination and planning of teaching activities in the field of Public Health
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds, work effectively in a team environment, and to represent the faculty to external stakeholders and the general public
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise research of post-graduate coursework and HDR students
  • A well-articulated research agenda, with a track record of successful health related research evidenced by grant income, publications and research student supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of confidentiality, anti-discrimination, staff and student equity, occupational health and safety as well as other relevant legislation.

Additional criteria for Associate Professor applicants:

  • A track record of attracting external competitive grant funding at a national or international level,
  • Demonstrated capacity to build collaborative partnerships with industry and professional bodies for sustained positive outcomes for teaching, and/or research and/or healthcare
  • Evidence of mentoring and development of junior colleagues and students
  • Evidence of leadership within the broader academic and non-academic community

Salary Package: from $121,953 - $140,246 p.a. (Level C), or from $146,462 - $161,099 p.a. (Level D), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Janaki Amin on

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic on

Applications Close: 11:55pm on Sunday, 26th November 2017 (AEST)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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