First listed on: 12 January 2018

Early Career Development Fellow

Health Sciences/Exercise & Sport Sciences
Reference No. 2551/1217

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Located at Cumberland Campus
  • Full Time fixed Term remuneration bracket: $120K - $143K which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a world leader in health research, sciences and education. We achieve this through encouraging international collaboration across all our research endeavors, and through strategic partnerships that are global in their reach.

We strive constantly for excellence in intellectual enquiry, academic freedom and integrity. To support these goals, we provide an engaging and stimulating student-centred learning and teaching environment, attracting some of the best students and researchers in Australia. Our researchers are global leaders in ageing; disability; exercise, physical and mental health, and wellbeing; cancer diagnosis and survivorship; rehabilitation, speech and communication disorders; and arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. We attract the best and brightest minds to the faculty because our people are changing the health landscape.

We are seeking an Early Career Development Fellow at Lecturer level for the discipline of Exercise and Sport Science. The successful applicant will be on track to develop an outstanding teaching and research career in this discipline. Applications are particularly sought from candidates working in the sub-disciplines of either Sport/ Exercise Psychology or Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise; however, exceptional applicants from across the broad field of Exercise and Sport Science are invited to apply.

This is a teaching and research role and you will have responsibility for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level; course coordination and administration; student assessment; and contributing to curriculum development. You will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program as well as contributing to existing research projects within the faculty and the wider university. You will also be expected to be involved with higher degree research student supervision.

The University of Sydney has developed Early Career Development Fellowships with the objective of creating a pathway to academic careers for casual staff. The position will be appointed for an initial fixed term period of five years and, on successful completion of this confirmation period, ECDFs will be offered Continuing Employment in a standard teaching and research role.

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 an Early Career Development Fellow who has:

  • previous teaching experience and demonstrated potential to contribute to curriculum development and design, unit coordination, and assessment in Exercise and Sport Science
  • demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research and to develop independent research relevant to the faculty’s priority areas
  • applicants with expertise in Sport Psychology should have membership and/or registration with the Australian Psychological Society (or international equivalent)

Under the Fellowship rules you also must be able to provide verification that you satisfy the following criteria:

  • have employment experience totalling at least 12 months (including some casual employment) in one or more Australian universities over the preceding five years
  • have been awarded or have submitted a PhD qualification
  • do not hold, or have previously held, any continuing academic appointment in a university.

About us

The University of Sydney is a leading, comprehensive research and teaching university. We are committed to harnessing the transformative power of education to foster greater knowledge and a better understanding of the world and its people.

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 Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 9 February 2018

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.

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