First listed on: 17 May 2018

Lecturer in Orthodontics 

The University of Sydney School of Dentistry
Reference no. 394/0318F

  • Research opportunity within orthodontics
  • Support for professional development
  • Fixed term for three years; base salary of $102,013 - $121,139 p.a. and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. An additional clinical loading will also be paid where eligible

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Orthodontics to join the faculty based in Surry Hills. The primary focus of the role will be to undertake research studies mainly in the field of Obstructive sleep apnoea and assist in applications for research grants under the guidance of the Chair in Orthodontics.

In this role you will:

  • assist the Senior Academics in leading the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) course by providing research support
  • provide research support to DClindent students
  • contribute to integration of the Discipline’s research into the wider faculty focus areas
  • lead research within topics such as paediatric Obstructive sleep apnoea and orthodontic management
  • publish in recognised journals and acquire research grants.

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 Lecturer in Orthodontics who:

  • a dental qualification registrable in Australia,
  • specialist dentist qualifications recognised in Australia and a PhD in a relevant area of health and/or health education
  • experience in treatment of children and preferably paediatric dentistry
  • have previous research experience in Paediatric Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • knowledge and understanding of evidence-based dentistry
  • capacity to devise research projects and to contribute to professional and scholarly literature
  • experience in academic environment
  • experience in dealing with managers within the health sector
  • strong written and verbal communication skills.


This appointment offers an outstanding opportunity to exercise academic activities and to enhance the research and teaching endeavours of the faculty.

About us

The Sydney Dental School at the University of Sydney is Australia's first dental school. For more than 100 years, we have been providing oral health and dental education and training, creating exceptional graduates, conducting research that has a real-world impact and offering continuing education.

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 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.


This position is designated as 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 201 as well as Police Check

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm Wednesday 6 June 2018

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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