Senior Lecturer (Clinical Ophthalmology) - Education Focused

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime

  • Great opportunity to support the learning experience of students at the Specialty of Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Health

  • Located at the Save Sight Institute, Sydney Eye Hospital

  • Part time 0.1 FTE, Fixed term contract until 14 months with possible extension offering a remuneration package of $ $145,023 p.a (clinical/leave loading where applicable) and a generous employer’s contribution to 17 % superannuation.

About the opportunity 

The Save Sight Institute (SSI) is a Centre of The University of Sydney, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, located on the campus of Sydney Eye Hospital in Macquarie Street, Sydney. It was established in 1985 and has grown to be one of the top three ophthalmic research institutes in Australia, is internationally recognised as a centre of innovative research into ophthalmology and as a centre of excellence for clinical research, learning and teaching.

Ophthalmology is a highly specialised area of clinical medicine and science, and the Save Sight Institute has gathered together a critical mass of clinicians, researchers, equipment and technology which is unique within the University of Sydney.  The Senior Lecturer will focus on project related to aging lifestyle interventions including exercise and diet modification to protect the optic nerve in rodent models.

The Senior Lecturer (Education) makes significant contributions to teaching and learning and engages in educational leadership within the Save Sight Institute. They contribute to outstanding educational design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes and dedicate the majority of their contribution to education.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to outstanding educational design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes of the Specialty’s postgraduate award programmes

  • Engage in pedagogical research and/or scholarship and apply your learning for improved student outcomes

  • Play a leadership role in education within the School/Faculty, including contributing to the development and realisation of the School/Faculty educational strategy and administrative activites

  • promote a culture that is collaborative, team oriented, and one that respects the skill sets and opinions of all faculty and staff

  • develop and maintain your knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector

  • maintain your profile beyond the University through conferences, seminars and active involvement with professional associations and collaborations

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Lecturer (Education Focused) who:

  • has a PhD or equivalent clinical/professional experience in ophthalmology, and is registered with APHRA and RANZCO (or equivalent)

  • can show excellence in research or scholarly activities relevant to educational design and practice

  • has deep and broad experience in teaching and learning in a tertiary environment, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings

  • has an understanding of contemporary pedagogical practices in the discipline

  • is successful in supporting the academic endeavour from curriculum design to engaging in research/scholarship

  • is able to lead educational activities to successful outcomes  

  • has an affinity with students and a motivation towards enabling a supportive learning environment for them

  • is developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector

NOTE: Interviews are expected to be conducted in the week commencing 09/10/2023

The successful candidate may come from any discipline within medicine or surgery and will demonstrate a track record of impactful research in their chosen field.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus. 

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position. 

Pre-employment checks 

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment. 

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements  

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.  


EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply 

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Tuesday 10 October 2023 11:59 PM
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