- Associate Lecturer opportunity in teaching biostatistics and epidemiology with support for professional development
- Located with the School of Public Health on the Camperdown Campus
- Full-time, two years fixed term with a base salary of $76K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation
About the opportunity
We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Education Focused).
This position sits within the School of Public Health and is crucial in running the School’s extensive program in general epidemiology and biostatistics. These are flagship areas for the School, with high enrolment.
In this role you will tutor and help coordinate teaching in these areas for post graduate students undertaking Master of Public Health/Master of Global Health Programs and similar post graduate programs.
This is a full time, fixed term position for a period of two years starting in January 2021.
In this role you will:
- assist in the coordination and administration of the epidemiology and biostatistics programs, involving tasks such as liaising with tutors and organising the epidemiology and biostatistics tutorial programs and arranging appropriate room bookings for tutorials and assessments
- participate in the teaching of the MPH program including tutoring in epidemiology and biostatistics units in the School of Public Health
- provide academic support to students undertaking epidemiology and biostatistics units in the MPH
- assist in the development and review of teaching materials including reading materials and on-line learning sites
- assist in the development and marking of assessments
- assist with the evaluation of epidemiology and biostatistics units of study.
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 an Associate Lecturer in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Education Focused) who has:
- an MPH, MGH or equivalent qualification (or nearing completion)
- sound knowledge of both epidemiology and biostatistics, including completion of core and at least some advanced units in biostatistics and epidemiology in an MPH or equivalent program
- excellent verbal and written communication skills
- ability to work as part of a team as well as to work independently
- ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines and be highly organized, with excellent attention to detail
- experience in teaching and learning - tutoring, lecturing, student supervision or equivalent (desirable)
- experience in conducting original research and/or engaging in scholarly activity such as completion of academic coursework and projects associated with this study
- understanding of contemporary pedagogical practice and design (desirable)
- administrative experience (desirable)
The School of Public Health is Australia’s first and largest school of public health with 300 staff, more than 1000 students and a community of academics, educators, staff, research groups and centres that offer a wide range of education and research opportunities. The school’s vision is for a global community where everyone’s needs for good health and wellbeing are met. This vision extends to those with the greatest need, who would benefit most from improved health and reduced inequalities. The school pursues this vision by providing high quality, accessible education; conducting outstanding, high impact research; and by working in partnership to translate knowledge into policy, action and evaluation. School staff have an outstanding reputation and are leaders in their field – including in areas such as tobacco control, chronic disease prevention, healthy ageing, infectious disease, population health metrics and physical activity.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1061/0920F to apply.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 28 September 2020
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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