Senior Lecturer - General Practice

Job Description


  • Part time (0.2 FTE) 3 years fixed term employment, located on the Lismore Campus at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Opportunity to be part of a team culture of research and teaching excellence within Sydney Medical School
  • Base Salary Level C $135K p.a. pro-rata + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking an inspiring academic medical practitioner with specialist qualifications in general practice to be a Senior Lecturer in General Practice in Sydney Medical School (SMS) and University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH). Reporting to the Academic Coordinator for Community, your role will encompass both support for teaching and liaison and support for the general practice supervisors. The incumbent will support the academic lead in general practice in the development and oversight of training placements, in addition to support the teaching program for students. It is expected that all staff of the UCRH work towards gaining research skills in order to support students with research projects. Staff will be supported to identify areas of research relevant to their academic area of interest and initiate such research.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide support for students who are placed in general practice clinical settings
  • participate in and provide leadership in the development of the UCRH education program
  • engage effectively and efficiently with students and support their well-being
  • deliver high quality teaching and engage in research commensurate with academic level and experience. We understand that research skills may need to be developed
  • bring innovation to the learning environment
  • develop programs and learning resources for student engagement and evaluate innovative practices in teaching and learning with a view to improving educational experiences and outcomes, and meeting the University's expectations and standards for education
  • bring significant and relevant clinical expertise to the coordination and development of curricula
  • assist to develop teaching evaluation, trials, and assessment of innovative practices in clinical teaching and learning with a view to improving educational outcomes
  • contribute to creating a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is committed to developing strategic partnerships in primary care and has recently appointed an inaugural Associate Dean Community Primary Health Care Practice who is a member of the Faculty Leadership Group and has responsibility for working with the Faculty Executive and others to facilitate the development of the strategy for education, research, and engagement as it relates to community and primary health care.

To learn more about the Sydney School of Medical, click here and the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), click here

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 in General Practice who has:

  • experience or interest in research in community medicine or general practice
  • a medical qualification, recognised in Australia and General Practice Fellowship, as recognised by the medical board of Australia
  • demonstrates influence in their discipline, regionally and/or nationally and a commitment to pedagogical or curriculum innovation
  • a sustained record of interest and experience in teaching within a general practice, university or other tertiary setting practice
  • a network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, or willingness to build these relationships to enhance the standing of the Sydney Medical School
  • a current Australian driver's license.

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, Monday 15 November 2021

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

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.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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