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This new Senior Lecturer position will be part of a group of academic general practitioners in Sydney Medical School in FMH dedicated to community care and general practice and an integral member of the WentWest team leading an ambitious research agenda in the area of health reform. The successful candidate will work closely with the Associate Dean Community and Primary Care within the Faculty, the Head of the Specialty of General Practice and other academics in SMS and with the Chief Executive of Western Sydney Primary Health Network. This new role has been developed to facilitate a cohesive and systematically coordinated approach to research and system reform in community care. This University role reports to both Sydney University and WentWest/ Western Sydney Primary Health Network working in close partnership with both organisations.  The successful candidate role will work with both partners to realise the shared vision for an aligned health care system in Western Sydney, with a reimagined view of how primary, community, acute and social care is delivered through research and education. 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 Senior Lecturer who: 

  • has a medical qualification recognised in Australia
  • has PhD in an academic field relevant to one of the professional disciplines in FMH (for Level C), or another higher professional qualification appropriate to their discipline.
  • preferably has experience or training in general practice or primary health care or is currently undertaking training in this area
  • preferably has evidence of training in general practice recognised by the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) (e.g. FRACGP, FACRRM)
  • is an acknowledged at a national level as influential in expanding knowledge within the discipline and/or in pedagogical or curriculum innovation
  • has significant experience in building partnerships across universities, organizations, disciplines and teams
  • is a recognized leader in health system reform
  • has a track record of successfully attracting grant funding to support an innovative research agenda
  • demonstrates excellence in research, scholarly activities relevant to the discipline and educational design and practice
  • has deep and broad experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • has an established network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the discipline, School/ Faculty and University
  • demonstrates an understanding of and ability to support an academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing a student enabling environment
  • demonstrates significant experience in supervising others and coordinating team activities.


About us
 Sydney Medical School sits under the Faculty of Medicine which has 9 Clinical Schools across metropolitan and rural NSW, 25 Specialties including General Practice and over 40 associated research units, institutes, centers and foundations. In addition, it has formal links to over 50 hospitals and health care facilities across NSW.  The Faculty of Medicine and Health has recently appointed an inaugural Associate Dean Community Primary Health Care Practice who is a member of the Faculty Leadership Group and has responsibility for working with the Faculty Executive and others to facilitate the development of the strategy for education, research and engagement as it relates to community and primary health care.  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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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. WentWest is a one-of-a-kind, innovative not-for-profit organisation, which has played an integral part in the Western Sydney community since 2002, championing primary care education and support, commissioning health services into targeted areas of need and working with key partners to enact long-term reforms across the region’s health system.As the Western Sydney Primary Health Network, WentWest is focused on addressing both regional and national health challenges. Together with health professionals, partners from both the healthcare and social care sectors, consumers and the broader community, WentWest identifies service delivery gaps and commissions solutions for better health outcomes. A key enabler in pursuit of our strategy is Data, Evaluation, Analytics and Research. Together with our research partners, we engage in world renowned research to redefine what the health system of the future will look like.Our team is full of talented and diverse people who are dedicated to making a lasting and tangible impact on our community. Whilst we’re aspirational, our focus on making change for the better is what drives us forward and allows us to continue to grow. 

 How to apply For further information about the position or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application please contact Recruitment Consultant, Mariana Yousif on mariana.yousif@sydney.edu.auJob Reference No. 1566/1220F Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this positionClosing date: 11.30pm, Sunday 24 January 2021 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. a

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