Senior Lecturer, Optometry

Updated: about 1 month 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

Continuing, Full-Time appointment
Compensation Grade:
Academic Level C
Salary Range:
$119,641 - $137,625 p.a.
Reporting to:
Dean, People and Resources (or Delegate)
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Please note that we are seeking candidates to appoint into either a Teaching Specialist (Academic), Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) or Teaching and Research position.
Teaching and Research
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 in Optometry and/or Vision Science will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching, particularly in the areas of curriculum design and development, using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching. 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.
Teaching Specialist (Academic):
This Teaching Specialist (Academic) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities, has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.
The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society. In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:
• deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
• be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
• develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.
The Senior Lecturer will provide leadership in delivering excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of Optometry topics and courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Senior Lecturer in Optometry and/or Vision Science will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching and scholarship of teaching, particularly in the areas of curriculum design and development, using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching. They will be expected to draw upon their significant and senior roles in academia to deliver high quality education through optometric training and simulation. The Senior Lecturer will also have a key leadership role in service to the College and/or University.
Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner):
This Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities and has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.
The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society. In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:
• deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
• be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
• develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.
The Senior Lecturer will provide leadership in delivering excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of Optometry topics and courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Senior Lecturer will also be expected to concurrently engage in practice as a Vision Scientist or Optometrist in a clinical or community setting to support maintenance of contemporary practice, knowledge and skills.
The Senior Lecturer in Optometry and/or Vision Science will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching and scholarship of teaching using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching.
They will be expected to draw upon their significant and senior roles in clinical practice to develop industry partnerships for work integrated learning, deliver innovative placement models and provide contemporary and high quality placement education, both through clinical skills training, simulation and service provision. The Senior Lecturer will also have a key leadership role in service to the College and/or University.

Key Position Responsibilities

Teaching and Research:

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 the College areas of research strength and focus.

  • 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.

Teaching Specialist (Academic):

This position is predominantly concerned with providing leadership and direction related to teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.  It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and leadership in ensuring internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses. The position is also expected to make a leadership contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service, which may extend from the local level to national or international.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on topics in optometry and vision science, across all levels and modes of the College.

  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics, undertaking the roles of Topic Coordinator and Couse Coordinator as required.

  • Play a lead role in the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.

  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.

  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

  • Provide educational leadership and dissemination of best practice, ensuring awareness and utilisation of contemporary education principles.

  • Engage in coaching, mentoring, supervising student projects; research higher degree supervision as an Adjunct Supervisor.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Contribute at a significant level in the College’s administrative activities such as leadership on committees and working groups and attendance at and/or coordination of College meetings.

  • Significant involvement in and/or leading activities relating to internal and external compliance and professional accreditation of courses.

  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.

  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.

  • Provide leadership in, coordination of, development of and/or leading international activities including student mobility programs, internationalisation of curricula and ensuring the relevance of curricula to international students or that enhance intercultural skills development in students.

  • Provide high quality contribution to community service on behalf of the College and University.

  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.

  • 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.

Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner):

This position is predominantly concerned with providing leadership and direction related to teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.  It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and leadership in ensuring internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses.  The position is also expected to make a leadership contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service, which may extend from the local level to national or international.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on optometry and vision science, across all levels and modes, of the College with a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.

  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics, undertaking the roles of Topic Coordinator and Course Coordinator as required.

  • Play a lead role in the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.

  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.

  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

  • Provide educational leadership and dissemination of best practice, ensuring awareness and utilisation of contemporary education principles.

  • Engage in coaching, mentoring, supervising student projects; research higher degree supervision as an Adjunct Supervisor.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Contribute at a significant level in the College’s administrative activities such as leadership on committees and working groups and attendance at and/or coordination of College meetings.

  • Significant involvement in and/or leading activities relating to internal and external compliance and professional accreditation of courses.

  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.

  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.

  • Provide leadership in, coordination of, development of and/or leading international activities including student mobility programs, internationalisation of curricula and ensuring the relevance of curricula to international students or that enhance intercultural skills development in students;

  • Provide high quality contribution to community service on behalf of the College and University, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency.

  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.

  • 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.

Key Position Capabilities

Teaching & Research

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in Optometry and/or Vision Science 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.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with relevant professional body. Registration with AHPRA and Optometry Board of Australia if appropriate.

  • Relevant and extensive contemporary clinical experience in Optometry and/or Vision Sciences.

  • 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.

  • 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).

​Teaching Specialist (Academic)

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification is required in Optometry and/or Vision Science.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with relevant professional body. Registration with AHPRA and Optometry Board of Australia if appropriate.

  • An understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary education practice relevant to Health Sciences, Vision Science and Optometry.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level.

  • Demonstrated high level contribution to curriculum design and/or redesign.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to reflective improvement in teaching delivery.

  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to scholarship in teaching through participation in teaching and learning strategies and in professional development in higher education teaching.

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

​Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner)

  • Doctorate in a relevant field or equivalent clinical experience and standing in Optometry and/or Vision Science.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with relevant professional body. Registration with AHPRA and Optometry Board of Australia if appropriate.

  • Relevant and extensive contemporary clinical experience as an optometrist and/or Vision Scientist.

  • An understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary education practice relevant to Vision Science and/or Optometry.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or clinical setting.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies both in the classroom and in clinical education.

  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to scholarship in teaching through participation in teaching and learning strategies and in professional development in higher education teaching.

  • 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 development of international teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).

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

  • Demonstrated experience and willingness to work in a rural/remote location (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:

11 Mar 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

Continuing, Full-Time appointment
Compensation Grade:
Academic Level C
Salary Range:
$119,641 - $137,625 p.a.
Reporting to:
Dean, People and Resources (or Delegate)
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Please note that we are seeking candidates to appoint into either a Teaching Specialist (Academic), Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) or Teaching and Research position.
Teaching and Research
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 in Optometry and/or Vision Science will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching, particularly in the areas of curriculum design and development, using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching. 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.
Teaching Specialist (Academic):
This Teaching Specialist (Academic) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities, has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.
The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society. In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:
• deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
• be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
• develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.
The Senior Lecturer will provide leadership in delivering excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of Optometry topics and courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Senior Lecturer in Optometry and/or Vision Science will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching and scholarship of teaching, particularly in the areas of curriculum design and development, using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching. They will be expected to draw upon their significant and senior roles in academia to deliver high quality education through optometric training and simulation. The Senior Lecturer will also have a key leadership role in service to the College and/or University.
Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner):
This Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities and has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.
The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society. In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:
• deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
• be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
• develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.
The Senior Lecturer will provide leadership in delivering excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of Optometry topics and courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Senior Lecturer will also be expected to concurrently engage in practice as a Vision Scientist or Optometrist in a clinical or community setting to support maintenance of contemporary practice, knowledge and skills.
The Senior Lecturer in Optometry and/or Vision Science will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching and scholarship of teaching using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching.
They will be expected to draw upon their significant and senior roles in clinical practice to develop industry partnerships for work integrated learning, deliver innovative placement models and provide contemporary and high quality placement education, both through clinical skills training, simulation and service provision. The Senior Lecturer will also have a key leadership role in service to the College and/or University.

Key Position Responsibilities

Teaching and Research:

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 the College areas of research strength and focus.

  • 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.

Teaching Specialist (Academic):

This position is predominantly concerned with providing leadership and direction related to teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.  It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and leadership in ensuring internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses. The position is also expected to make a leadership contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service, which may extend from the local level to national or international.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on topics in optometry and vision science, across all levels and modes of the College.

  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics, undertaking the roles of Topic Coordinator and Couse Coordinator as required.

  • Play a lead role in the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.

  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.

  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

  • Provide educational leadership and dissemination of best practice, ensuring awareness and utilisation of contemporary education principles.

  • Engage in coaching, mentoring, supervising student projects; research higher degree supervision as an Adjunct Supervisor.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Contribute at a significant level in the College’s administrative activities such as leadership on committees and working groups and attendance at and/or coordination of College meetings.

  • Significant involvement in and/or leading activities relating to internal and external compliance and professional accreditation of courses.

  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.

  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.

  • Provide leadership in, coordination of, development of and/or leading international activities including student mobility programs, internationalisation of curricula and ensuring the relevance of curricula to international students or that enhance intercultural skills development in students.

  • Provide high quality contribution to community service on behalf of the College and University.

  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.

  • 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.

Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner):

This position is predominantly concerned with providing leadership and direction related to teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.  It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and leadership in ensuring internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses.  The position is also expected to make a leadership contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service, which may extend from the local level to national or international.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on optometry and vision science, across all levels and modes, of the College with a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.

  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics, undertaking the roles of Topic Coordinator and Course Coordinator as required.

  • Play a lead role in the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.

  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.

  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

  • Provide educational leadership and dissemination of best practice, ensuring awareness and utilisation of contemporary education principles.

  • Engage in coaching, mentoring, supervising student projects; research higher degree supervision as an Adjunct Supervisor.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Contribute at a significant level in the College’s administrative activities such as leadership on committees and working groups and attendance at and/or coordination of College meetings.

  • Significant involvement in and/or leading activities relating to internal and external compliance and professional accreditation of courses.

  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.

  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.

  • Provide leadership in, coordination of, development of and/or leading international activities including student mobility programs, internationalisation of curricula and ensuring the relevance of curricula to international students or that enhance intercultural skills development in students;

  • Provide high quality contribution to community service on behalf of the College and University, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency.

  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.

  • 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.

Key Position Capabilities

Teaching & Research

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in Optometry and/or Vision Science 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.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with relevant professional body. Registration with AHPRA and Optometry Board of Australia if appropriate.

  • Relevant and extensive contemporary clinical experience in Optometry and/or Vision Sciences.

  • 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.

  • 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).

​Teaching Specialist (Academic)

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification is required in Optometry and/or Vision Science.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with relevant professional body. Registration with AHPRA and Optometry Board of Australia if appropriate.

  • An understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary education practice relevant to Health Sciences, Vision Science and Optometry.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level.

  • Demonstrated high level contribution to curriculum design and/or redesign.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to reflective improvement in teaching delivery.

  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to scholarship in teaching through participation in teaching and learning strategies and in professional development in higher education teaching.

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

​Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner)

  • Doctorate in a relevant field or equivalent clinical experience and standing in Optometry and/or Vision Science.

  • Hold and maintain a current membership with relevant professional body. Registration with AHPRA and Optometry Board of Australia if appropriate.

  • Relevant and extensive contemporary clinical experience as an optometrist and/or Vision Scientist.

  • An understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary education practice relevant to Vision Science and/or Optometry.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or clinical setting.

  • Significant and sustained evidence of development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies both in the classroom and in clinical education.

  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to scholarship in teaching through participation in teaching and learning strategies and in professional development in higher education teaching.

  • 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 development of international teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).

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

  • Demonstrated experience and willingness to work in a rural/remote location (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:

11 Mar 2021
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