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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Forensic Mental Health Program (teaching focussed)

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Work type: Part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Lecturer, Lecturer

Why your role matters

  • Future pathways to leadership in our discipline
  • Part-time (14 hours per week), 3-year contract
  • $111,563 - $155,460 + clinical loading + superannuation, pro-rata

UNSW’s Education Focussed roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education and devote their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. Those who are appointed to this prestigious specialism will drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

This position has primary responsibility for course leadership, design, implementation and evaluation, ensuring that the course delivers evidence-based, up to date teachings across all clinical subjects in the Forensic Mental Health Program, across the academic calendar.

The Organisation

The Discipline of Psychiatry and Mental Health partners with both metropolitan and rural Local Health Districts, in addition to specialty health networks and private health providers, to deliver quality educational programs.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You have a medical degree (i.e., MBBS or MD) with medical registration in Australia and a Postgraduate qualification and experience in Forensic Mental Health, as well as experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, as well as:

  • Experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Experience using and/or designing with educational technologies and online delivery methods.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence (e.g., relevant discipline-based curriculum design and development at a variety of levels and scales)
  • Knowledge of industry or experience of work-integrated learning (desirable)
  • Highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level C (in addition to the above):

  • Experience in teaching and learning design using a range of pedagogical approaches, development and delivery of courses and programs, at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Success in initiating curriculum development and improvement.
  • Ability to interact with the profession and industry and attract funding for learning and teaching initiatives.
  • Experience developing and delivering interdisciplinary educational content to students from varying professional/educational backgrounds.

To apply: If contributing to the future of Forensic Mental Health is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience required (nominated in the Position Description).


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: 02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11:55pm, Thursday 7th July 2022

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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