June 24, 2024

  • Three full-time continuing academic Identified positions, located at the Camperdown campus in the Faculty of Science and at any of the academic school or rural and metropolitan clinical school locations in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Exciting teaching and research opportunities within the University of Sydney in the Schools of Psychology (Level A/B) and Sydney School of Public Health (Level B), and Sydney Medical School (Level C)
  • Base Salary Level A/B/C $101,507 p.a. – $167,221 p.a., (pro-rata, if applicable), + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

These positions are designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This Exemption is claimed under Section 21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

The University of Sydney welcomes applications for an Associate Lecturer, Lecturers and Senior Lecturer, during an exciting and innovative time. The University of Sydney is committed to Indigenous Employment through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Plan 2022-2024 and the University’s One Sydney, Many People Strategy. With the introduction of the new University of Sydney Enterprise Agreement 2023-26, the University has committed to establishing and advertising new continuing teaching and research positions across various faculties.

The University aims to attract and retain the best and brightest emerging academics. To support an uplift in the teaching and research capability and student experience at the University of Sydney, these positions are for talented researchers who also have a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice.

You will make a significant contribution to teaching and learning design, delivery, and evaluation in your specialised field while you also continue to build substantial research contribution, expertise, connections and impact. As part of this role, you will also contribute to the governance, leadership, and engagement work of your employing school.

The appointee to this role will engage with professional development and build the capability to lead change and improve teaching and research at the University.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • design and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the University’s expectations and standards for education
  • deliver outstanding teaching and learning outcomes for students
  • develop teaching and subject materials under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the school/faculty.
  • through research and scholarly creative work, contribute to knowledge within your discipline or area of expertise
  • develop and refine your research skills
  • maintain quality, standards and excellence in your research activities and output
  • contribute to the governance, leadership, and engagement work in your school.

The University of Sydney is recognised as one of the top research and teaching universities in the world.

The aims of these teaching and research roles are to attract and retain the best and brightest emerging academics, within a specialised category of academic engagement for talented educators and researchers with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and research.

The School of Psychology consistently ranks among the best in the world. In the most recent QS World University Rankings, the School ranked in the Top 3 Psychology departments in Australia and the Top 30 in the world, with the University of Sydney ranking in the Top 40 universities in the world and Top 5 for graduate employability. The School welcomes applications for an Associate Lecturer or Lecturer in Psychology who has or is near completion of a PhD, MPhil, professional masters (e.g. Master of Clinical Psychology), and/or relevant experience in fields related to any area of psychology, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing, clinical psychology, health psychology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and experimental psychology. Part-time will be considered for this position.

To learn more about the School of Psychology click here.

For 90 years, the Sydney School of Public Health has been tackling the greatest health challenges the world faces by providing quality education, conducting high-impact research and translating knowledge into action. It has recently been ranked in the top 20 Schools of Public Health in the world. The School welcomes applications to employ a Lecturer in Indigenous Health, who has or is near completion of a PhD, MPhil, professional masters and/or relevant experience in fields related to Indigenous Health, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Part-time will be considered for this position.

To learn more about the Sydney School of Public Health click here.

The Sydney Medical School is one of the highest rated education and research institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. We are improving human health and welfare through education, research and the provision of healthcare. The School welcomes applications to employ a Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Health, who has a PhD in a relevant discipline and experience in health education. Part-time will be considered for this position.

To learn more about the Sydney Medical School click here.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talented academics who align to these values and who will lead our teaching and research work at the university in the years to come. You will join a dynamic, engaged group in a highly collaborative and supportive teaching and research environment.

We are looking for candidates who can make a significant contribution to teaching and learning design, delivery, and evaluation while continuing to build their research contribution, expertise and impact. They will have a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, facilitating and guiding their learning in research, theory and laboratory sessions. They will also have the capacity to build a significant research program over time, obtaining competitive funding as needed to support their research work.

As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Associate Lecturer, Lecturers and Senior Lecturer who have:

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a:

Associate Lecturer/Lecturer who can demonstrate that they have:

  • evidence of identifying as Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander (preferred)
  • knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence (preferred)
  • ability to carry out quality research in the relevant discipline
  • deliver high quality teaching that effectively engages students in their learning
  • independently conduct and publish high quality research relevant to the School’s existing strengths
  • a track record of submitting applications for funding for educational research and/or areas relevant to Coaching Psychology
  • provided outstanding research training (e.g. honours/PhD)
  • high quality communication and organisational skills
  • contributed to governance, leadership, and engagement within the School/University
  • worked collaboratively with other staff, including professional staff, and foster principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research) who, in addition to above, can demonstrate they have:

  • a record of excellent teaching, learning, and assessment practice in a tertiary environment, as evidenced through student and supervisor feedback
  • a higher degree (PhD) in a relevant field.
  • a track record of high-quality research outputs appropriate to the discipline that is on an upward trajectory
  • a high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to submit applications for competitive, external funding to support their research
  • trained and mentored junior staff to deliver high quality teaching and research
  • the demonstrated ability to lead high quality research in the relevant discipline
  • evidence of independent research ability
  • proven experience in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • lead initiatives in governance, leadership, and engagement within the School/University.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role-required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds, including women.

We are proud to be recognised as an Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Gold employer. Find out more about our work on diversity and inclusion.

How to apply

Please prepare and upload a statement indicating how you believe you meet the criteria outlined in the advertisement (maximum 3 A4 pages) and a CV which can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

Anticipated timelines

Please refer to the Recruitment Guidelines for key information about this recruitment campaign.

Contact Information

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Partner. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email hr.recruitmentcampaign@sydney.edu.au

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Monday 29 January 2024 11:59 PM

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