Lecturer, School of Allied Health

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Jun 2023

5 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Medical sciences
Ethics in health sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

15 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

School of Allied Health

  • Be part of the team delivering first and only accredited Optometry Program in Western Australia
  • Level B, full-time tenurable appointment on an ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: $105,043.00 – $124,301.00 p.a. 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.

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.

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 :

  • PhD candidature in process or Qualification is essential
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and teaching experience in a university environment. A teaching portfolio is recommended evidence of teaching experience
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate academic units and programs in teaching and learning
  • Familiarity with flexible teaching methods, such as case enhanced learning and e-learning
  • Teaching experiences and /or subject expertise in some of the following fields is desirable: Medical Retina, Ocular Disease and Therapeutics, Clinical Optometry, Visual Function, and Visual Neuropathology
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience in obtaining research grants, undertaking research, writing and publishing journal articles and other publications

Note the below are requirements of this position:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current National Police Clearance Certificate          
  • Be immunised/vaccinated as outlined in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, UWA guidelines, and WA Government’s Department of Health’s COVID-19 Health Worker and Residential Aged Care Worker Directions

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Lecturer 514400.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 15 June 2023

This position is open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia and 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 talent-hr@uwa.edu.au 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.

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Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)

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Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)

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