Senior Lecturer Eating Disorders


LocationHours per weekClosing Date
University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus3524 Sep, 2022
LocationUniversity of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Hours per week35
Closing Date24 Sep, 2022

About the role

  • Full time fixed term until October 2024
  • Opportunity to develop your research agenda in eating disorders and teach our growing student cohort
  • Base salary starting at $135,793 + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

InsideOut is Australia’s national institute for research, translation and clinical excellence in eating disorders with global research partnerships. We aim to transform the prevention, early intervention and treatment landscape for eating disorders in Australia, and ultimately find a cure.  InsideOut conducts innovative, leading research including as the lead of the new National Research Centre for eating disorders, studies in digital therapies and tools, large health system data, screening & early intervention, interventions including novel therapies such as cannabidiol & psychedelics for the treatment of eating disorders.

Due to recent, significant funding success, InsideOut is seeking expressions of interest from teachers and researchers in the field of eating disorders, to join the team.  Currently we are seeking a Senior Lecturer Eating Disorders to join the team to contribute to the institute’s existing research work, as well as develop their own research agenda in this field, and engage in teaching and supervising higher degree by research students in the area.  InsideOut is also interested in supporting the leadership development goals of the successful candidate, to ensure their success. Interested academics at other levels may enquire.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • support the management and growth of the institute
  • support research into eating disorders at an international and national level
  • make a significant contribution to the research, education and administrative endeavours of the institute while building your own reputation as an authority in the discipline
  • develop, deliver and evaluate the education program for students
  • influence Federal and State health policy and clinical innovation
  • supervise HDR students at the institute
  • undertake interstate and international travel from time to time.

About you

  • PhD in mental health, nutrition or eating disorders or related field
  • experienced mid-career researcher with strong track record of successful grant applications
  • clinical background ideal, research only backgrounds also considered
  • desire to develop your own research agenda and mentor early career researchers
  • desire to develop administrative and management skills
  • experience working across health systems desirable
  • experience with co morbidities also desirable.

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