First listed on: 09 April 2019

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor - Indigenous Health

  • Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor opportunity to design the Indigenous Health curriculum and build cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
  • Located at the Sydney Medical School, Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time 5 Year Fixed Term with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor Indigenous Health to join The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School.

As a Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor Indigenous Health you will provide leadership and expertise in developing the Indigenous Health curriculum in the Sydney Medical Program (MD). The successful candidate has a fantastic opportunity to build engagement and make a significant contribution to the development of the research and education aspects of a culturally appropriate Indigenous Health curriculum. You will collaborate with a network of indigenous academics, professional staff and students to enhance understanding and cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.  You will also support and encourage current and future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MD students

This role will consider applicants at either Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor level.

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 talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Indigenous Health who has the following:

  • PhD or Masters in an academic field relevant to the discipline OR other higher professional qualifications appropriate to Indigenous Health  
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Acknowledged at a national level as influential in expanding knowledge within the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Health education and curriculum development
  • Deep and broad experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • An established network of relationships with key academic and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney University and Communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Communities

For consideration as an Associate Professor, in addition to the above the applicant would need:

  • Experience in curriculum design and innovation in university and/or clinical teaching
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead a research program
  • Strong track record of publications in relevant field
  • Successful record of obtaining research grants
  • Experience in translational research and/or translating evidence into clinical practice

About us

This position is within the Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

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.

How to apply

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 694/0419 to apply.

Closing date: Tuesday, 23 April

To perform this role, it is essential that the appointee be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. It is therefore an essential selection criterion and is authorised under the provisions of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent must be provided with application.


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