Lecturer or Senior Lecturer; Teaching & Research - Optometry

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Availability:
Continuing and Full-Time
Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B or C
Salary Range:
Level B: $99,827 - $118,135 p.a.
Level C: $121,795 - $140,102 p.a.
Reporting to:
Dean (People & Resources) or Delegate
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Further Information:
We are currently seeking to fill this position with a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Optometry, aligned as a balanced academic Teaching & Research or as a Teaching Specialist (Clinical Practitioner).
The Lecturer will be a key member of the academic staff of Optometry in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Working under routine supervision, the Lecturer will contribute to quality research and/or evaluation endeavours, as well as contribute to the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses. This includes development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and placement education. The Lecturer may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or other Colleges, where appropriate.
The Lecturer will be required to make an independent contribution to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have the potential for providing improved teaching,
learning and/or research outcomes for the University. The Lecturer will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to‐day feedback to all staff under their supervision according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.
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The Senior Lecturer will be a key member of the academic staff of Optometry in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In addition to contributing to quality research, the position will contribute to administration and leadership within the College and play a lead role in the planning and delivery of topics, including development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning, including assessment and/or professional activities.
The Senior Lecturer may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or other Colleges, where appropriate.
The position will also involve strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University. The Senior Lecturer will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to‐day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices, and standards.
CARING FUTURE INSTITUTE:
The Caring Futures Institute was established in 2019 and is Australia’s first fully dedicated research centre for the study of self‐care and caring solutions leading to better lives, better communities, better care and better systems. The Caring Futures Institute is closely connected with community, consumers and carers, working closely with not for profit and private care sectors, government, and health and community services.
Adopting a knowledge translation approach, the institute brings together researchers, consumers, and users of health and community systems to co‐design solutions, using innovative methodologies, technology, health and social care economics, and disruptive solutions to have impact.
The Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will provide a high quality contribution to the success of the Caring Futures Institute through collaboration, participating in cross-disciplinary research activity, HDR student supervision as well as exploring new partnerships with relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer is accountable for:

  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of lectures, tutorials, laboratory-based material or other teaching strategies, including placement education for topics, primarily within the suite of Optometry undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses and undertake topic coordination.

  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

  • Participating and contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentation that aligns with the Caring Futures Institute and contribute to supervision of student research programs.

  • Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

  • Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

  • Developing, and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.

  • Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

The Senior Lecturer is accountable for:

  • Undertaking a lead role in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of learning experiences for students which may include lectures, tutorials, laboratory-based material, curriculum development or other modes of teaching, such as placement education for topics, primarily within Optometry.

  • Undertaking topic coordination and course coordination.

  • Making a significant contribution to ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition, mentoring and developing early career researchers and presentation that aligns with Caring Futures Institute and contribute to supervision of student research programs.

  • Undertaking a lead role in inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, such as e-learning platforms.

  • Supporting students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

  • In a leadership capacity assisting in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

  • Actively supervising and mentoring students undertaking complex WIL, Honours and/or Research Higher Degree students.

  • Leading, supervising and participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and/or research focus and contributing to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations, with an increasing national and/or international focus.

  • Significant contribution at a leadership level to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Lecturer -

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in Optometry or any one of the following:

  • evidence of peer-reviewed independent research demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

  • evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

  • completion of a higher degree at Masters level or substantial progress towards a doctoral degree in the discipline area.

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Optometrist.

  • An Optometry qualification which enables registration by the Optometry Board of Australia, or direct admission to the OCANZ Competency in Optometry Examination.

  • Holds a qualification that enables scheduled medicines endorsement for registered optometrists in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with Optometry Australia.

  • Relevant and extensive contemporary experience in Optometry.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of successful relevant teaching experience at tertiary level, including responsibility for topic coordination and/or curriculum design.

  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of higher degree students.

  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of strategic research focus for the Caring Futures Institute, including evidence of sustained high-quality publications with evident senior authorship contribution and attraction of external competitive grants.

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, scholarship and practice.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, and role modelling behaviours that support the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.

  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).

  • Demonstrated experience and innovation using e-learning platforms for teaching purposes (desirable).

  • Experience in development of international and short course teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).

  • Advanced knowledge of course accreditation requirements for relevant area (desirable).

Senior Lecturer -

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in Optometry or any one of the following:

  • evidence of peer‐reviewed independent research demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

  • evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

  • completion of a higher degree at Masters level or substantial progress towards a doctoral degree in the discipline area.

  • An Optometry qualification which enables registration by the Optometry Board of Australia, or direct admission to the OCANZ Competency in Optometry Examination.

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Optometrist.

  • Holds a qualification that enables scheduled medicines endorsement for registered Optometrist in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with Optometry Australia.

  • Relevant and extensive contemporary clinical experience in Optometry.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of successful relevant teaching experience at tertiary level, including responsibility for topic coordination, course coordination and curriculum design.

  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of higher degree students.

  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of strategic research focus for the College, including evidence of sustained high-quality publications with evident senior authorship contribution and attraction of external competitive grants.

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and industry.

  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.

  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).

  • Demonstrated experience and innovation using e-learning platforms for teaching purposes (desirable).

  • Experience in development of international and short course teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).

  • Advanced knowledge of course accreditation requirements for relevant area (desirable).



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

16 Sep 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Availability:
Continuing and Full-Time
Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B or C
Salary Range:
Level B: $99,827 - $118,135 p.a.
Level C: $121,795 - $140,102 p.a.
Reporting to:
Dean (People & Resources) or Delegate
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Further Information:
We are currently seeking to fill this position with a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Optometry, aligned as a balanced academic Teaching & Research or as a Teaching Specialist (Clinical Practitioner).
The Lecturer will be a key member of the academic staff of Optometry in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Working under routine supervision, the Lecturer will contribute to quality research and/or evaluation endeavours, as well as contribute to the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses. This includes development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and placement education. The Lecturer may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or other Colleges, where appropriate.
The Lecturer will be required to make an independent contribution to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have the potential for providing improved teaching,
learning and/or research outcomes for the University. The Lecturer will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to‐day feedback to all staff under their supervision according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.
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The Senior Lecturer will be a key member of the academic staff of Optometry in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In addition to contributing to quality research, the position will contribute to administration and leadership within the College and play a lead role in the planning and delivery of topics, including development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning, including assessment and/or professional activities.
The Senior Lecturer may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or other Colleges, where appropriate.
The position will also involve strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University. The Senior Lecturer will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to‐day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices, and standards.
CARING FUTURE INSTITUTE:
The Caring Futures Institute was established in 2019 and is Australia’s first fully dedicated research centre for the study of self‐care and caring solutions leading to better lives, better communities, better care and better systems. The Caring Futures Institute is closely connected with community, consumers and carers, working closely with not for profit and private care sectors, government, and health and community services.
Adopting a knowledge translation approach, the institute brings together researchers, consumers, and users of health and community systems to co‐design solutions, using innovative methodologies, technology, health and social care economics, and disruptive solutions to have impact.
The Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will provide a high quality contribution to the success of the Caring Futures Institute through collaboration, participating in cross-disciplinary research activity, HDR student supervision as well as exploring new partnerships with relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer is accountable for:

  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of lectures, tutorials, laboratory-based material or other teaching strategies, including placement education for topics, primarily within the suite of Optometry undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses and undertake topic coordination.

  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

  • Participating and contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentation that aligns with the Caring Futures Institute and contribute to supervision of student research programs.

  • Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

  • Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

  • Developing, and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.

  • Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

The Senior Lecturer is accountable for:

  • Undertaking a lead role in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of learning experiences for students which may include lectures, tutorials, laboratory-based material, curriculum development or other modes of teaching, such as placement education for topics, primarily within Optometry.

  • Undertaking topic coordination and course coordination.

  • Making a significant contribution to ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition, mentoring and developing early career researchers and presentation that aligns with Caring Futures Institute and contribute to supervision of student research programs.

  • Undertaking a lead role in inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, such as e-learning platforms.

  • Supporting students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

  • In a leadership capacity assisting in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

  • Actively supervising and mentoring students undertaking complex WIL, Honours and/or Research Higher Degree students.

  • Leading, supervising and participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and/or research focus and contributing to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations, with an increasing national and/or international focus.

  • Significant contribution at a leadership level to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Lecturer -

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in Optometry or any one of the following:

  • evidence of peer-reviewed independent research demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

  • evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

  • completion of a higher degree at Masters level or substantial progress towards a doctoral degree in the discipline area.

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Optometrist.

  • An Optometry qualification which enables registration by the Optometry Board of Australia, or direct admission to the OCANZ Competency in Optometry Examination.

  • Holds a qualification that enables scheduled medicines endorsement for registered optometrists in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with Optometry Australia.

  • Relevant and extensive contemporary experience in Optometry.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of successful relevant teaching experience at tertiary level, including responsibility for topic coordination and/or curriculum design.

  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of higher degree students.

  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of strategic research focus for the Caring Futures Institute, including evidence of sustained high-quality publications with evident senior authorship contribution and attraction of external competitive grants.

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, scholarship and practice.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, and role modelling behaviours that support the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.

  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).

  • Demonstrated experience and innovation using e-learning platforms for teaching purposes (desirable).

  • Experience in development of international and short course teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).

  • Advanced knowledge of course accreditation requirements for relevant area (desirable).

Senior Lecturer -

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in Optometry or any one of the following:

  • evidence of peer‐reviewed independent research demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

  • evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

  • completion of a higher degree at Masters level or substantial progress towards a doctoral degree in the discipline area.

  • An Optometry qualification which enables registration by the Optometry Board of Australia, or direct admission to the OCANZ Competency in Optometry Examination.

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Optometrist.

  • Holds a qualification that enables scheduled medicines endorsement for registered Optometrist in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with Optometry Australia.

  • Relevant and extensive contemporary clinical experience in Optometry.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of successful relevant teaching experience at tertiary level, including responsibility for topic coordination, course coordination and curriculum design.

  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of higher degree students.

  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of strategic research focus for the College, including evidence of sustained high-quality publications with evident senior authorship contribution and attraction of external competitive grants.

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and industry.

  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.

  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).

  • Demonstrated experience and innovation using e-learning platforms for teaching purposes (desirable).

  • Experience in development of international and short course teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).

  • Advanced knowledge of course accreditation requirements for relevant area (desirable).



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

16 Sep 2021
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