First listed on: 12 October 2018

Lecturer in Global Health 

  • Great opportunity for a Lecturer passionate about teaching and research in Global Health
  • Located within the School of Public Health at our Camperdown Campus
  • Full-Time fixed term contract 1 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2021, Base Salary $104k - $123k, p.a plus superannuation and clinical loading

About the opportunity 

This is a teaching and research role. We are looking for an academic who is passionate about and committed to teaching and research in global health with a focus on health and / or nutrition among women, children and adolescents. The position offers opportunities to develop and contribute to research and teaching in global health as part of a multi-disciplinary team at the Sydney School of Public Health.

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 Global Health who:

  • has demonstrated experience in curriculum development and teaching in postgraduate global health or public health with a focus on women, children and adolescent health and / or nutrition
  • can contribute to innovative curriculum development and delivery of units of study in multidisciplinary Masters programs at the University
  • can develop an independent research program within global public health with a focus on women, children and adolescent health and / or nutrition and development of a strong research trajectory
  • supervises students on their international field placements, capstone projects or research dissertations as well as higher degree research student supervision as appropriate
  • contributes to the governance and management of the School, University and discipline.

About us

Sydney School of Public Health is Australia’s first and leading school of public health – a vibrant community of academics, educators, staff, research groups and centres that offer a wide range of education and research opportunities for students.

Founded in 1930, for almost ninety years we have been tackling the greatest health challenges facing Australia and the world. Today, we have more than 300 staff and 1000 students who strive to make a positive social impact on their community. Every day, graduates from Sydney School of Public Health are making a difference to the lives of people in Australia and across the globe.

Our vision is for a global community where everyone’s needs for good health and wellbeing are met. Our vision extends to those with the greatest need, who would benefit most from improved health and reduced inequalities. We actualise this vision by providing high quality, accessible education, conducting outstanding, high impact research and working in partnership to translate knowledge into policy, action and evaluation.

Our staff have an outstanding reputation for high quality teaching and research. Our academics are leaders in their field – in areas like tobacco control, chronic disease prevention, healthy ageing, infectious disease, population health metrics and physical activity. They are working with leading institutions such as the World Health Organization, Gates Foundation, Australian government at the local, state and federal level to bring the benefits of public health policy and practice to the people who need it most.

Our research

Sydney School of Public Health achieved an Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) highest ranking of 5 (‘well above world standard’) in both rounds. We are home to some of the most highly cited researchers in the world including many whose research informs policy and practice in Australia and around the world.

Continuing a century as the leading public health research institution in Australia: we dare to challenge the status quo and advance rigorous methods to improve health, well-being and fairness in Australia and overseas.

As its core, our research:

  • improves health outcomes, well-being and society
  • supports decision making, policy and practice through evidence and advocacy
  • employs rigorous and innovative methods
  • integrates equity, ethics and sustainability
  • engages locally and globally.

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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.

How to apply

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.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2014/1018F to apply.


Closing date: 11.30pm Monday 12 November 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 persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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