Scholarly Teaching Fellow, Work Integrated Learning

Sydney, Australia
19 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Join a highly supportive and collaborative team
  • Contribute to the faculty’s teaching programs
  • Full-time remuneration package: $120K - $143K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation. Part time applications maybe considered

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Health Sciencesat 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 academic to the multi-disciplinary Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team to coordinate and deliver units of study that include placements for allied health students. The WIL team provides a dynamic and supportive inter-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 allied health students for practice
  • pursue a research program that is 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.

Under the fellowship rules you must:

  • have fixed term and/or casual employment experience totalling at least 12 months in one or more Australian universities over the preceding five years
  • have been awarded or have submitted a PhD
  • not hold, or have previously held, any continuing academic appointment in a university
  • provide verification that you satisfy the above criteria.

Preference is for a full-time appointment, however, part-time appointments may be considered at a minimum of 3 days per week.

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 Scholarly Teaching Fellow (Lecturer) who possesses:

  • previous teaching experience and demonstrated potential to take responsibility for curriculum development and design, course coordination, and assessment.
  • experience in placement education
  • a record of research outputs such as peer reviewed journal publications or conference presentations’
  • excellent English language communication skills; and demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

The following will be highly regarded:

  • Clinical experience and practice qualifications in allied health
  • a record and/or interest in research in work integrated learning or health education

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 search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 17 April 2018

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.