Lecturer (Pathology and Laboratory Science)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 16 Apr 2024

Job no:517029
Work type:full time
Location:QEII Medical Centre / SCGH, Crawley
Categories:Health and Medical Sciences


Lecturer (Pathology and Laboratory Science)

UWA School of Biomedical Sciences

  • World-class biomedical teaching and research in a Top 50 ranked University team
  • Level B, full-time appointment on an ongoing (tenurable) basis
  • Base salary range: $108,509 – $128,404 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university. UWA is ranked in the World Top 50 for Clinical Medicine and Human Biological Sciences (ARWU, 2022) and in the World Top 100 for Life Sciences and Medicine (QS, 2023).

About the team

The School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Western Australia encompasses research and teaching across a range of biological, medical and health science-related fields. The School comprises over seventy academic and professional staff members, plus a similar number of adjunct staff. The School is part of the UWA Health Campus and is geographically located on the QEII Medical Centre next to the Perth’s major teaching hospitals, medical research institutes, and the state public pathology service, creating a stimulating biomedical teaching and research environment in one of the most liveable cities on the planet.

The School’s research facilities consist of modern, well-equipped laboratories, shared equipment resources and core services. Communication and collaboration between Disciplines and Schools within the University and other research institutions within the state are encouraged and supported to promote multidisciplinary, collaborative research.

The Discipline of Pathology and Laboratory Science (P&LS) is one of four teaching and research departments within the School of Biomedical Sciences. Academic members of P&LS are responsible for managing and coordinating the undergraduate major in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MJD-PLMED) within the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and the Master of Clinical Pathology - a postgraduate program accredited with the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Sciences (AIMS). In addition, there are short courses, micro accreditations and service teaching into other undergraduate majors and allied health programs.

About the opportunity

This position is a teaching and research academic position. You will contribute to the delivery and development of new and existing undergraduate and postgraduate education programs delivered by the Discipline of Pathology and Laboratory Science, and the School more generally, as required. You will coordinate and manage undergraduate and postgraduate units related to your field of expertise, attract and supervise high standard research students in related projects that you will lead or collaborate on. You will support the School’s custodianship of the FA Hadley Museum and leverage this to further the educational and research objectives of the University and our partners. You will engage with public or private pathology providers to maintain successful partnerships to enhance teaching, research training and research opportunities. You will be expected to engage and promote a sustainable research program aligned with the research domain of Pathology and Laboratory Science.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification in an academic field relevant to pathology
  • Experience in the development and delivery of curricula and the use of innovative teaching approaches, assessments, and materials relevant to the field of pathology  
  • Evidence of teaching competence and ability in the form of teaching qualifications, peer-reviewed performance or student feedback
  • A commitment to inclusive teaching practices to enhance equality of opportunity for all learners 
  • A growing track record of excellence in research as evidenced by a series of peer-reviewed journal articles published in high quality journals    
  • Evidence of an ability to lead competitive funding applications and collaborative research programs  
  • Evidence of successful supervision of HDR students, with positive outcomes   
  • Experience in leading public engagement activities that promote research and/or education outcomes to the community, government, funders and/or industry 
  • Demonstrated ability to relate and work well with staff and students at all levels, with evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles 
  • Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to team, school and wider University activities such as team/discipline and school meetings, strategic planning and program development 
  • Ability to engage with private and public pathology providers to build and sustain successful partnerships to enhance teaching, research training and research

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:    POSITION DESCRIPTION [Lecturer (Pathology and Laboratory Science)] - Level [B}.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 16 April 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Matthew Linden at [email protected]

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


Advertised:19 Mar 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:16 Apr 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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