Lecturer in Optometry

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 30 Nov 2021

Job no:508028
Work type:full time
Categories:Health and Medical Sciences

School of Allied Health

  • Level B, full-time appointment on a 3 year fixed term basis
  • Salary range: $102,983 to $121,864 plus superannuation

About the team

The School of Allied Health at The University of Western Australia is a research-intensive academic organisation giving material expression to the belief that excellence in research underpins excellence in teaching and community partnerships. The School has a reputation for a strong evidence based approach to research and education that is used for policy and practice development. 

The School aspires to be a school in which staff and students feel valued and supported in their individual and collective efforts to improve community health and wellbeing.

The Discipline of Optometry is located in the School and offers a three-year postgraduate professional doctorate Optometry along with Higher Degree by Research option.

The UWA Doctor of Optometry Program aspires to “graduate socially accountable optometry professionals (clinicians and researchers), who are lifelong learners committed to delivering culturally safe and responsive, person-centred care, which meets individual and societal health care needs and improves health outcomes.”

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will be responsible to the Head of Discipline and Doctor of Optometry Course Director to provide academic and clinical teaching.

You will be motivated to deliver quality teaching and module co-ordination in Optometry and will actively participate in developing the Optometry Discipline’s teaching strategy to align with the School of Allied Health’s teaching strategy.

You will also undertake research and actively strive to obtain research funding, individually or in collaboration, as well as supervising research students and contribute to the academic environment of the School.

You will also undertake clinic supervision and actively participate in the development of the Optometry clinical teaching strategy.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of, and teaching experience in a university environment. A teaching portfolio is recommended evidence of teaching experience. In particular, teaching experiences and subject expertise in some of the following fields is desirable;
    • Ocular Disease and Therapeutics,
    • Myopia management,
    • Low Vision
    • Contact Lenses,
    • Dry Eye,
    • Clinical Optometry
    • Paediatric Vision, Binocular Vision,
    • Visual Function, Visual Neuropathology
  • PhD final stage candidate or Qualification is desirable.
  • Eligibility for registration and maintenance of good standing with the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) or the Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Board of New Zealand (ODOBNZ)
  • Therapeutically endorsed registered Optometrist with the OBA or ODOBNZ
  • A relevant undergraduate degree in optometry.
  • Ability to administer and coordinate academic units and programs in teaching and learning.
  • Familiarity with flexible teaching methods, such as case enhanced learning and e-learning.
  • Prior experience in problem-based learning in Optometry curriculum would be an advantage.
  • Achievement and experience in obtaining research grants and undertaking research

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying:   508028.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

Closing date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

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

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    

Advertised:02 Nov 2021 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:30 Nov 2021 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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