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If you're a bright, energetic, out-of-the-box thinker seeking a distinctive environment in which to flourish then the University of Canberra wants to hear from you.

Become part of something distinctive.

Professor/ Associate Professor in Optometry

Apply now Job no: 495560
Work type: Academic
Location: Bruce
Categories: Optometry and Vision Science

• Exceptional Academic Leadership Opportunity – Multidisciplinary Team
• Attractive salary at the academic level E or level D + 17% super and generous benefits
• Full-time, Ongoing Opportunity

The University of Canberra (UC) is a dynamic university with great ambition, partnering with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The universities success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving research community and pursue scholarly advances in vision and to lead the growth of optometry in one of the Times Higher Education Top 20 Young Universities of the World. Life in Canberra is excellent, with Canberra being ranked “Australia’s best place to live” for the last three years by the REA Group Life in Australia Index.

You will work collaboratively as part of the leadership team to design, deliver and coordinate an engaging and innovative learning environment. You will also play a key role in the development of active research program that attracts sustainable external funding. This is an integrated leadership role that includes learning and teaching, research and industry engagement.

You will be known for your collaborative and adaptive leadership style with high level interpersonal skills and will hold a PhD in Optometry along with AHPRA registration as a therapeutically endorsed optometrist (or an ability to work towards this).

We will consider applications at both Academic Level E and D for consideration for this opportunity please indicate which level/s you wish to be considered for when you complete the online application form.

At the Level E appointment, you may be expected to serve in the role of Discipline Lead for a specified term. This role will involve engagement in faculty and university strategic planning and implementation, mentoring other staff, senior internal and external representation and contributing to the creation of a positive workplace culture that lives the university values.

At the Level D appointment, you may be expected to serve in the role of Discipline Lead for a specified term. This role will involve making contributions to the undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching and research in the Discipline of Optometry and Vision Science.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To register your interest please complete the expression of interest form using the link below with either your online profile, LinkedIn profile or up-to-date curriculum vitae.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Mark Naunton, Head of School, Health Sciences on 02 6201 2462 or via email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Wednesday 28th April 2021


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