Lecturer – Sexual & Reproductive Health, University of Sydney

  • Part time (0.4FTE) fixed term for 2 years at Westmead Clinical School, Sydney Medical School
  • Contribute to the department’s multidisciplinary postgraduate program in Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Base Salary $118,390 – $140,586 (pro-rata)+ 17% superannuation (Clinical loading where eligible)

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Medical School is the largest provider of vocational medical education in Australasia and is at the forefront of online learning for clinicians. Since 1856 the Sydney Medical School has been dedicated to developing caring, clinically outstanding, research-capable and globally aware graduates who have the capabilities to become leaders in medicine, public health and research. We advocate for and take a leadership role in contributing to high-quality healthcare and wellbeing. Our staff play a major role in the provision of healthcare in NSW and in a number of countries in our region.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sexual and reproductive Health to contribute to the school’s postgraduate coursework program in Sexual and Reproductive Health. In this role, you will be expected to make a significant contribution to the education and administrative endeavours of the School/ Faculty while building reputation towards becoming an authority in the Specialty (Sexual and Reproductive Health). You will play a central role focussed on the development and delivery of teaching in Sexual and Reproductive health units of Study mainly in the HIV and STIs Pathway and also contribute to the Sexual Health Medicine teaching in the MD program. The education-focused role is a specialised category of academic engagement for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice. Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop, coordinate, deliver and assess online, face-to-face and intensive teaching components of relevant HIV and STIs pathway units of study
  • ensure effective and timely delivery of teaching and learning activities, and maintain excellent teaching performance
  • assist Pathway Coordinators in identifying student placement opportunities for all relevant pathways as a part of the capstone unit for the Master’s program
  • contribute to the teaching and assessment of other units of study within the Program and Sexual Health Medicine component of the MD program, where relevant to appointee’s skill base
  • participate in departmental activities including monthly meetings, marketing visits, and open days
  • assist in student support and monitoring academic integrity, conduct and discipline of students according to University policies.

About you

  • have a medical degree with experience in clinical sexual health education
  • a sound understanding of adult learning techniques and the pedagogic approaches relevant to the implementation of interdisciplinary, inter-professional collaborative environment
  • knowledge of public health and legal aspects as they relate sex, sexuality and sexual and reproductive health
  • demonstrated skills in instructional design, research intensive resource development for on-line and face-to-face delivery and selection and development of a range of assessment tasks
  • demonstrated ability to provide effective, timely and excellent teaching practice
  • excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, particularly in the context of students in both face-to-face and on-line modalities
  • awareness and maintenance of professional and ethical issues of practice in a variety of cultural, social, ethnic and workplace situations
  • proven ability to work as a member of a team in a highly demanding environment and ability to develop and maintain collaborative learning and academic networks
  • excellent administrative skills and computer literacy.
  • educational qualification or a willingness to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Higher Education) or a comparable course/certification in teaching and learning
  • have a medical degree with experience in clinical sexual health education.

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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 reasons for 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

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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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Deepna Chand, Recruitment Operations on 02 9114 4501 or by email to Deepna.Chand@sydney.edu.au .

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