Lecturer in Orthodontics

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Contract/Temp
Reference: 394/0318F

Lecturer in Orthodontics
Faculty of Dentistry 
Reference no. 394/0318F


  • Research opportunity within orthodontics
  • Support for professional development
  • Fixed term for three years, remuneration package: Level B $120K - $143K which includes leave loading and up to 17% super


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 Disciplines 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 University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry has been training dental practitioners for over a hundred years. The Faculty offers a rigorous research and training program and produces research scholars of international standing and highly skilled general practice and specialist clinicians.


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 are Australias 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. 



Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Ali M Darendeliler on + 61 2 9351 8314 or ali.darendeliler@sydney.edu.au


For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Linden Joseph on +612 8627 1208 or linden.joseph@sydney.edu.au


For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job 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 2012.


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


Closing date: 11.30pm 10 May 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.


The University of Sydney


The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.