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The University of Melbourne
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
5 days ago


Full details: Details : Senior Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Sciences (

Job no: 0056615
Location: Parkville
Role type:
 Full time; Continuing
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Level C - $135,032 - $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences
The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences currently comprises twenty-four academic staff (10 teaching and research, 5 teaching specialist and 9 research only). The Department is located within the newly renovated 200-202 Berkeley Street building, in the Medical Precinct of the Parkville Campus. Here it houses its offices, research laboratories, teaching spaces and the Melbourne Eyecare Clinic, which offers patient care for University staff, students, the general public and for specialist referral by other practitioners. The Department also has a research laboratory footprint within the Kenneth Myer Building on the Parkville campus, alongside the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.


About the Role
The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences is particularly seeking expertise that aligns with its overall strategic goals “to advance optometry and vision care within Australia and internationally through educational programs and research”. It is therefore looking for someone who is future-focused, and who can work both independently and collaboratively with the existing team to create new opportunities for transitioning discoveries and technological developments into translational outcomes with meaningful impact.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to educational programs in the form of course coordination, development and delivery of lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical classes.
  • Leading a successful independent research group that attracts research higher degree students, extramural research funding and generates innovations and outputs that that are externally recognized for their excellence and impact.
  • Actively participating within the community of the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences and the Melbourne School of Health Sciences at relevant meetings, including contributing to planning or committee work to build capacity at both levels.
  • Maintaining a sound knowledge of current University Policy and Procedures, and reliably following these and providing compliant advice to others.

About You
You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. You can work collaboratively and have the ability to mentor and guide junior research staff in their academic trajectory. You are a creative and ethical scholar who values diversity and works effectively with individual differences.

You will also have:

  • a PhD in Optometry and Vision Sciences or other relevant domain,
  • a demonstrated track record in independent and team-based research of direct relevance to optometry and vision science,
  • a research profile at the national level and emerging international recognition as evidenced by strong research funding success, publication record, interactions with industry, patenting of discoveries and other measures of peer recognition.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave,
  • competitive remuneration, 17% superannuation, salary packaging and leave loading,
  • free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs,
  • discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club,
  • career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families.

To find out more, visit

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victorian Health Minister. All University of Melbourne employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. Applicants must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Position Description

Advertised: 27 Jul 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 24 Aug 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64897419
  • Location:
    Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  • Company Name For Job: The University of Melbourne
  • Position Title: Senior Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Sciences
  • Job Function: Education
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Salary: $135,032.00 - $155,698.00 (Yearly Salary)

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