Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in School of Medical Sciences/Physiology

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Full time

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Physiology
School of Medical Sciences 
Reference no. 473/0318C


  • A teaching and research role in the Discipline of Physiology
  • Join a dedicated and collaborative academic team
  • Full time, continuing, remuneration package: $147K - $195K which includes leave loading and up to 17% super


We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Physiology to develop a strong research program and to take responsibility for unit coordination, practical/tutorial classes and lecturing at intermediate and senior levels.  You will have a demonstrated ability to (i) undertake cutting-edge research and (ii) teach at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.


In this role you will:


  • develop a research profile of international standing
  • maintain a strong record of research publishing
  • pursue opportunities for external funding of research
  • participate in and lead (Level D) ongoing research activities of the school and supervise Honours and/or postgraduate students.


  • contribute to and lead (Level D) effective teaching of undergraduate physiology including, lecturing, practical classes and curriculum development
  • coordinate units, and develop and deliver course materials using blended learning approaches, practical and tutorial classes
  • contribute to academic administration and service activities


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/Senior Lecturer in School of Medical Sciences who has:


Level C  

  • a PhD in biomedical sciences or a related discipline and a strong track record of publications
  • a track record of successful applications for external funds
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to high-quality teaching of undergraduate physiology and medical sciences
  • experience in supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students
  • evidence of engagement with collaborative groups in research and in teaching
  • research in a field of cellular and molecular physiology and/or with translational potential would be an advantage


All of the above for level C plus for Level D 

  • a track record of leadership in successful applications for external funds
  • demonstrated ability to develop high-quality teaching of undergraduate physiology and medical sciences
  • track record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students


About us

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is dedicated to improving the health of people in Australia and elsewhere, through high quality education, research and the provision of health care.


Physiology is one of the largest Disciplines in the School of Medical Sciences, which is, in turn, one of the largest schools in the University. Physiology, like other disciplines in the school, provides high quality teaching and research. In the recent QS rankings, in the field of “Anatomy and Physiology”, the disciplines at the University of Sydney were ranked 10th in the world for the second year in a row.


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 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.



The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.


Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Rebecca Mason on 02 9351 2561 (voicemail not accessible) or or from Professor Peter Thorn on 02 8627 4629 or


For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Melanie Leshetz on 02 8627 1220 or


Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.


Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position


Closing date:   11.30pm 7 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 reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


Candidate Information Pack