Casual Academic Opportunities - Adelaide Dental School

Country: Australia;

City: Adelaide

Vacancy added: 07.08.2019

Employer: The University of Adelaide

Resumes due: 31.10.2019


We are seeking dedicated and passionate casual academic staff to assist with the delivery of our program in 2020.

Casual rates aligned with the University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement and an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.


A number of roles are available, including:

Clinical Practice Year 1: supervising students working on each other learning basic clinical skills. Tutors will be expected to have at least 1-2 years of clinical practice experience. Sessions are based at Gilles Plains TAFE clinic for semester 1 and 2.

Clinical Practice Year 2: supervising students working on each other and family/friend patients learning basic clinical skills. Tutors will be expected to have at least 1-2 years of clinical practice experience. Sessions are based after-hours in Adelaide Dental Hospital for semester 1 and 2.

Clinical Practice Year 3: supervising students working on SA Dental Service patients in the Adelaide Dental Hospital. Tutors will be expected to have at least 3 years of clinical practice experience and be able to supervise students undertake dental clinical examinations (diagnosis & treatment planning), and limited patient care. 

Clinical Practice Years 4 and 5: supervising students working on SA Dental Service patients in a variety of clinic locations over an extended clinical placement program. Tutors will be expected to have at least 4-5 years clinical practice experience and be able to supervise the full range of general dentistry. Fourth and fifth year dental students provide comprehensive patient care for patients that have more complex medical and social histories.  

Dental Simulation Clinical Practice Years 1, 2, and 3: supervising students in the dental simulation clinic learning basic dental and clinical skills and restorative procedures on manikins. Tutors will be expected to have at least 1-2 years of clinical practice experience.

Teaching students of the Adelaide Dental School, you will be responsible for upholding the academic quality and integrity of the program, in consultation with the Program and Course Coordinators. Pre-reading and preparation prior to attending sessions may be required. All tutors are required to comply with University and SA Dental Service policies and procedures. Successful applicants will be advised on the process for obtaining full clinical credentialing through SA Health, a mandatory requirement for teaching staff.

You will be located at either the Adelaide Dental Hospital in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building (North Terrace), SA Dental Service clinics in Marion, Gilles Plains or Noarlunga or the Dental Simulation Clinic on the main North Tce campus. You will support students in the dental program through direct clinic supervision and the provision of student feedback and clinical assessments as directed by the coordinators.

Occasional out of hours work may be required such as attendance to compulsory tutor training sessions and assessment moderation meetings. Clinic session times vary depending on clinic location.


To be successful you will need:

  • To be a current practicing Dentist with full Registration with the Dental Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • A Dental degree and/or postgraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical dentistry: Patient centred-care skills and Clinical Practice skills underpinned by contemporary evidence-based dental practice and Minimal Intervention Dentistry philosophy
  • Excellent team work and time management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of managing staff/students and patients in a clinic setting



  • Demonstrated experience of undergraduate teaching in dental education
  • Demonstrated experience of student support
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment of student performance
  • Familiarity with learning management systems and information technologies to support student learning


Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of five schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; oral health therapists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below to express your interest in potential casual employment opportunity within the Adelaide Dental School. The application will involve uploading a copy of your current CV including detail of your relevant job skills, educational qualifications and availability.

**Casual Academic Opportunities for 2021 will reopen in April 2020**


For further information

Further information about Adelaide Dental School courses can be located through the Course Outline.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences HR Team


Please note that submitting an application does not automatically entitle you to casual employment with the University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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