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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies

  • Full time, ongoing position based in Hobart
  • Contribute to/lead (depending on level) dementia and related research across areas such as older persons mental health, dementia prevention, or aged care
  • Contribute to student learning and development across our dementia and related teaching programs


The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is at the forefront of translational research and support for issues confronting people with dementia and their carers. Projects are being carried out in Tasmania and nationally, across research fields such as neuroscience, medicine, nursing, psychology and sociology, health, economics and policy.

The Opportunity

This position will contribute to the Centre’s research program, which spans the themes care, cause, and prevention of dementia. There is opportunity to engage in multi-disciplinary research projects through leading grant funding and other opportunities. This position will also contribute to teaching and development of pre-degree, undergraduate, and postgraduate award courses in dementia and dementia care; as well as to the Centre’s non-award course programs such as the Understanding Dementia and Preventing Dementia MOOCs, and short courses.  We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in aged care, dementia prevention, or mental health.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective, strong and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B or Level C
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching of a high quality
  • Provide academic leadership, particularly in fostering outstanding research and/or learning and teaching (Level C expectation)
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field
  • A strong record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national and preferably international recognition and made notable contributions to the field of dementia or aged care, or a related health field, demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences and success in securing external competitive and other funding
  • Experience and achievement in University-level teaching and learning
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community
  • Industry experience relevant to the position, such as in mental health and/or the Aged Care Sector would be highly regarded
  • A record of good contributions to successful research higher degree supervision and completions (Level C)


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B or Academic Level C (depending on experience) and will have a total remuneration package of up to $142,799 for Academic Level B or $168,623 for Academic Level C comprising base salary within the range of $105,131 to $122,050 for Academic Level B and $126,906 to $144,122 for Academic Level C plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact James Vickers, Director of the Wicking Centre, or + 61 3 6226 4808.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Sunday, 28 August 2022, 11.55pm

 Download File Position Description - Lecturer-Senior Lecturer in Dementia.pdf

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