The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Senior Lecturer



(Level B) $107,276 to $1126,894 or (Level C) $130,810 to $150,431 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing full time position available immediately.

The Adelaide Dental School provides an innovative and collaborative research and teaching environment, located primarily in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building on North Terrace.

These roles are critical to the delivery of the Human Biology and Biodental sciences curricula for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Program (BDS) and Bachelor of Oral Health Program (BOH). The broad topic areas include Histology, Physiology, Immunology, Virology and Anatomy (General and Head and Neck).

The successful candidate will work closely with the Program Directors for BDS Year 1 to 3 and BOH and the Year coordinators in BDS 1, 2 and 3 and BOH 1 and 2 to enable the delivery of a high-quality Human Biology and Biodental sciences curriculum.

The candidate will join a dynamic teaching team and be responsible for co- coordination, design and delivery of cohesive curriculum content (ie., lectures, workshops/practicals, online resources), assessment design and delivery, marking, coordination of guest lecturers and supporting learners within Years 1 to 3 of the BDS Program and Years 1 to 2 of the BOH Program.

To be successful you will need:

  • Completion of a PhD, or have equivalent qualifications/experience in the relevant fields: Histology, Physiology, Immunology and Virology and/or Anatomy (General and Head and Neck).
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in teaching undergraduate (health professional/science) students in 2 or more of the following areas: Histology, Physiology, Immunology, Virology and Anatomy (General and Head and Neck).
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the preparation and delivery of high-quality course and subject design, and in the delivery of high- quality student-centred learning and teaching at an undergraduate level. This will include the capacity to incorporate new technologies and new approaches to teaching and learning, as well as marking and assessment activities, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to lead and build effective relationships and partnerships within an academic setting; within health professions, interprofessional settings and community organisations.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and ability to contribute to the diversity of our School community.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 20th May 2024.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Associate Professor Dimitra Lekkas Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Year 1 to 3 Program Director P: +61 (8) 83134229 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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    Senior Lecturer


    The University of Adelaide




    April 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 20, 2024

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    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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