Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Social Epidemiology

Gold Coast, Australia
13 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Griffith Health is one of the largest and most diverse single academic Health faculties in the Australian University sector. The Health Group consists of eight schools (Allied Health Sciences, Applied Psychology, Dentistry and Oral Health, Human Services and Social Work, Medicine, Medical Science, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy) and provides an extensive array of high quality and innovative education programs ranging from the enabling biomedical and social health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Currently over 10,000 students and more than 700 staff work within the Health Group, as well as a network clinical training sites and practitioners who collaborate in our research and teaching.

Further information about Griffith Health and its constituent schools, research and research programs, clinics and dedicated staff can be found on the Griffith Health website at

Public health within the School of Medicine is a broad discipline that is oriented to protecting and promoting the health of communities. The field of epidemiology is a core element of public health, contributing to the methodology, language and evidence that underpin public health theory, research and practice. As such, the function of epidemiology is crucial within a public health Academic group both within teaching programs and research projects.

This is a continuing, full time position primarily based at the Gold Coast and Southbank campuses, however the successful applicant will also be required to work on other campuses of the University.

The role:

This position will be required to develop, teach, evaluate and revise public health courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, particularly in the areas of epidemiology and biostatistics. Applicants at Level C will also convene Public Health courses. The position will supervise students undertaking coursework and research projects while also conducting collaborative public health research including publication of scholarly work and submissions for competitive grants. The position will also involve establishing partnerships with the public health profession, the health industry and the broader community.

The person:

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record in social epidemiological research supported by grant and publication achievements. Applicants at Lecturer level will possess a postgraduate qualification in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or a related area, while Senior Lecturer applicants will possess a doctoral qualification in a relevant area. You will be expected to have a strong research track record, including a demonstrated interest in the conduct of epidemiological studies, and a demonstrated ability to develop domestic and international networks.

Salary range:

Senior Lecturer, Level C: $111,104 - $128,113 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $129,993 - $149,893 per annum.

Lecturer, Level B: $90,697 - $107,706 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $106,116 - $126,017 per annum.

Application Requirements:

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

For further information about this role, please contact Associate Professor Neil Harris, Program Convenor, Public Health on +61 (0) 7 5552 7879 or via email at:

For application queries, please contact Ms Teagan Brown, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Friday, 24 November 2017 at 5 pm AEST.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.