Senior Lecturer in Periodontics

Updated: 17 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 03 Jul 2024

Job no: 0060199
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time or Part-time; Continuing
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
School: Melbourne Dental School
Level C – $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super (Additional clinical loading of $13,494 p.a. with dental qualification)

As required by clause 1.15.9 of the 2024 EA, after seven days of internal advertising, current casual or fixed-term employees of the University will be provided with prior opportunity to apply for and be considered for vacant continuing positions if they meet the following criteria: 

  • they have been employed by the University over two or more semesters and over two consecutive calendar years, 
  • they have been employed on a 0.5 FTE or more time fraction, and
  • they have the skills, experience, qualifications, and expertise required by the Selection Criteria.

In addition, redeployment candidates will be given a prior opportunity under the Recruitment and Appointment Policy together; this cohort is known as Priority Candidates.

  • Lead academic and clinical training in Periodontics, shaping dental education.
  • Influence national-level research while mentoring future dental professionals.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
This is an exceptional opportunity for a Senior Lecturer in Periodontics to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of dental education and research at the Melbourne Dental School. As a Senior Lecturer, you will have the privilege of not only imparting your expertise in Periodontics but also contributing to curriculum innovation and mentoring students in their research endeavours. Our dynamic team and collaborative culture foster an environment where your leadership in scholarly activities, research, and clinical expertise will have a lasting impact on the field, and your work will be recognised at a national level.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation and delivery of teaching with contemporary pedagogical insights to achieve a high standard of teaching satisfaction in our entry to practice degree programs and continuing professional development (CPD) offered by the School.
  • Regularly contribute and lead curriculum development, assessment and evaluation renewal and redesign in consultation with relevant academic and professional staff in the School.
  • Conduct research, including the publication of high-quality scientific research outcomes and the dissemination of research results at leading international conferences.

Who We Are Looking For
The successful candidate will have extensive clinical experience in Periodontics and a strong research track record. They will excel in multidisciplinary and collaborative research, attracting grants and consultancies, and demonstrate excellence in clinical teaching and course development. Additionally, they will effectively explore new educational methods, supervise research students, and work both independently and collaboratively, building rapport within a diverse work environment.

You will also have:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant field such as Periodontics or a related discipline and a completed specialist dental qualification in Periodontics or Periodontology with the ability to register with the Dental Board of Australia through APHRA (with no current or prior notifications).
  • Extensive clinical experience in Periodontics with a strong track record in research with a developing publication profile.
  • Experience in clinical teaching in dentistry and demonstrated ability for excellence in clinical teaching including the capacity to initiate and develop course development and teaching materials.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Your New Team – Melbourne Dental School
The Melbourne Dental School has a strong tradition in dental research and an established international reputation in several research areas. Research in the School is an integral component of staff and student activities underpinning both the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The major research activities of the school are conducted via three divisions and four major research groups, which range translational biomedical science to clinical studies, pedagogical research. The Head of School joined the University of Melbourne in 2020 and is leading a program of change within the School focusing on strategic reviews of education, research and organisational structure, known as MDS’25.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara Amini  via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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