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Lecturer (Health Data Science) - Education focused

  • 25 Feb 2021 8:22 AM
    Message # 10134627

    Full-time, Continuing

    Location: Sydney, NSW

    Category: Level B, Lecturer

    $109k to $128k plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading

    The Opportunity

    Are you passionate about educating others in health data science and biostatistics? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your teaching program and drive the education of future public health and healthcare leaders?

    • Contribute to teaching in the subject area of health data science, data visualisation, data communication and biostatistics.
    • Full-time, Continuing position
    • Academic Level B education focussed position
    • Part-time options, job share or other flexible work arrangements available by negotiation

    The School of Population Health is a leader in education in public health and health leadership and management. The School’s Biostatistics Unit has an emphasis on developing graduate skills in data science, approaches to data visualisation and communication, and graduate training in biostatistics and data literacy. The School is committed to providing the next generation of leaders with the skills to transform the health of populations and health systems, and address inequities. The Lecturer – Health Data Science position will contribute to this vision, through their involvement in continuous curriculum development that reflects the changing needs of population health.

    The Lecturer – Health Data Science will contribute to the development and delivery of teaching in the subject area of health data science, data visualisation, data communication and biostatistics. The role of Lecturer reports to the Director of the Biostatistics Unit and has no direct reports.

    UNSW’s Education Focussed roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education and devote their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. Those who are appointed to this prestigious specialism will successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

    Skills and Experience:

    • A PhD in health data science or biostatistics
    • Demonstrated high level skills in biostatistics, including use of statistical software packages such as SAS, Stata or SPSS
    • Demonstrated high level skills in using data science languages such as R or Python to produce data visualisations and/or interactive data summaries such as dashboards
    • Actively stays up to date with discipline knowledge and professional development
    • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in health data science, data visualisation methods and biostatistics.
    • Experience using and/or designing with educational technologies and online delivery methods
    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence (e.g. relevant discipline-based curriculum design and development at a variety of levels and scales)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of industry or experience of work-integrated learning (desirable)
    • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills
    • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives
    • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines
    • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

    Please apply at

    Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.

    Contact (for job related questions)

    Associate Professor Timothy Dobbins

    Director, Biostatistics Unit, School of Population Health


    Applications close: 24th March 2021

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