Senior Lecturer in Work, Health and Safety (Education Focused)

The University of Newcastle

Location: Callaghan

Job Type: Full time, Part time


Job no: HRC0002021

Category: Academic Level C

Base Salary: $126,446 to $145,803 p.a. +17% superannuation

Position: Permanent Part-Time (0.8FTE – 4 days per week)

Location: Newcastle (Callaghan) Campus

  • Develop, implement & evaluate innovative curricula in WHS.
  • Permanent Part-Time position working 4 days per week.
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more…

Provide high-quality academic education in WHS through teaching, development & coordination of postgraduate course.

Be challenged and imagine with us

Working for the School of Health Sciences, in this position you will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality academic education in WHS, through the teaching, development and coordination of postgraduate courses aligned to our strategic goals.

In this position you will:

  • use evidence-based scholarship and/or industry expertise to develop, implement and evaluate innovative curricula that meets the needs of WHS stakeholders;
  • contribute to and drive educational research and scholarship in Workplace Health and Safety;
  • expand educational scholarship/research collaborations within the discipline, multidisciplinary teams and with industry partners;
  • actively participate in education/educational scholarship/research networks of the University;
  • maintain a highly visible presence across the School, working with academics from other disciplines in postgraduate education, as well as academics from other Schools delivering WHS-relevant courses;
  • build collaborations across the wider College and University, the profession and community;
  • undertake educational scholarship/research, engaging in, and contributing to, administrative and service activities within the School, as well as the wider College and University.

How you will inspire us

You will have:

  • Expertise: Completed a PhD qualification in Workplace Health and Safety or related area and ideally hold or be eligible for General Professional Certification with the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.
  • Research: Demonstrated record of publication in high-quality sources including evidence of international and national research collaborations and/or partnerships; recent capacity for independent educational scholarship/research; contributing as a research investigator to create new insights and opportunities. Skills in active and effective record of supervising honours and/or masters research projects and primary supervision of Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Leadership and Quality in Learning and Teaching: Demonstrate recent ability to achieve teaching quality as indicated by internal and external surveys and outcomes for students that will improve or innovate in response to feedback. Demonstrated recent leadership in learning and teaching activities, including undertaking program convening and course coordination, having a central role in course and curriculum development, and peer mentoring at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels.
  • Engagement: Demonstrated outstanding performance in a range of higher-level internal duties, providing a strong contribution to external activities, and developing national and international collaborations.

Please note, as part of the recruitment process you will need to address each criterion of the Selection Criteria (including desirable criterion) in your application. You will find the complete list of Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description.

About the school

About our university

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.

What we offer

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively.

These include:

  • flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy);
  • 17% super and salary packaging;
  • additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme;
  • discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more;
  • wellbeing programs.

For information on our employee benefits please visit here.

Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.

Your application include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Related Documents section below).

For specific position enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Daphne James, Deputy Head of School – Education, School of Health Science via email at or on 02 4921 5596.

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Closing date: Sunday, 18 June 2023 at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!

Move to Newcastle

A move to Newcastle offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland - the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

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The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.

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