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Senior Lecturer in Clinical Optometry

• Foster Excellence in Teaching within a multidisciplinary academic team
• Academic Level C, Salary Range is $125,180 pa- $143,950 pa plus 17% Super
• Continuing, Full-Time Opportunity within a thriving research community

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The university partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The university’s continued success in research and education has resulted in UC becoming the Australia’s fastest rising university and one of the fastest rising in the world (QS, 2021).

The Discipline of Optometry at the University of Canberra is going through a period of exciting growth. We are seeking applicants for a Senior Lecturer position who would relish the opportunity of creating novel and innovative teaching and learning programs in a new optometry school. The applicant will also have the opportunity to join multidisciplinary research teams in the Faculty and University.

This is an exceptional opportunity to pursue scholarly advances in vision and to lead the growth of optometry in one of the Times Higher Education Top 20 Young Universities of the World. Life in Canberra is excellent, with Canberra being ranked “Australia’s best place to live” for the last three years by the REA Group Life in Australia Index.

Reporting to the Discipline Lead, the successful applicant will drive the delivery of high-quality teaching in the specialist areas of clinical practice such as contact lenses, binocular vision, sports vision.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in optometry (or a related field) with extensive clinical experience and evidence of teaching quality and innovation.
It’s highly desirable for candidates to have previous teaching experience in areas including optics, binocular vision, sports vision, ocular therapeutics, advanced contact lenses and it is desirable to hold a registration with AHPRA as an optometrist in Australia as well as an endorsement to prescribe ocular therapeutic drugs in Australia.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.
UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au

To be considered for this position your application must include your CV demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.
If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Associate Professor Mei Ying Boon, Discipline Lead in Optometry and Vision Science on 02 6201 5249 or via email MeiYing.Boon@canberra.edu.au
Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email uctalent@canberra.edu.au

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Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 10th April 2022

The University of Canberra

Recruitment Team

+61 2 6180 8020


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