Curtin University of Technology


July 9, 2021


Job Reference: 737691

About us The Faculty of Health Sciences follows a long tradition of discipline-based course delivery in the health professions. Courses in the Faculty provide a hands-on approach to learning so you can make a real difference to people's lives. The Faculty of Health Sciences staff are actively involved in clinical practice and leading professionals from the healthcare sector, also contribute to teaching our courses. At the same time, our strong academic orientation keeps us at the forefront of evidence-based practice.

Curtin's nutrition and dietetics team are passionate about education. Their research is ranked well above world standard. Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide. Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

We have a unique opportunity for a Lecturer to teach and undertake research in the area of nutrition and dietetics with the following key responsibilities:

  • Deliver student focused learning and teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students in nutrition and dietetics.
  • Conduct digital and face to face seminars, tutorials, workshops, student field excursions and dietetic placement supervision
  • Contribute to curriculum innovation and content design
  • Supervise the program of study of honours students or postgraduate students engaged in coursework
  • Undertake nationally competitive and high quality research in discipline/field.
  • Participate in and act as co or chief investigator in applications for competitive funding
  • Disseminate research findings through seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Contribute to academic service, collegiality and engagement, including efficient management of internal service roles
  • Contribute to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment. Model a high standard of professional behaviour consistent with the University Code of Conduct and Vision, Mission and Values
  • Why choose Curtin?

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working.
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia's Workplace RAP Framework.
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia's Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.
  • For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https: // about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

    We are looking for someone with

  • A doctoral qualification or undertaking a PhD in a relevant field of nutrition and dietetics or equivalent.
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with qualifications recognised by Dietitians Australia
  • Relevant research and teaching experience in community dietetics and/or public health nutrition.
  • Demonstrated high level teaching skill and a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching delivery.
  • A strong understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice relevant to nutrition and dietetics and a record of contribution to scholarship in teaching.
  • An emerging record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience / capacity to undertake unit coordination role.
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development and supportive working environment
  • The ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Next steps Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

    To view a copy of the role's Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

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    Applications close: 10pm 9th July 2021

    Contact details If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au.

    If you would like to speak to a technical specialist please contact Associate Professor Andrea Begley on (08) 9266 2773 or a.begley@curtin.edu.au

    Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

    We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

    We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia's Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).
  • Disclaimer Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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