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Dentistry and Oral Health Science
at James Cook University

Join a committed team dedicated to educating the Dentists of the future at one of the world’s leading educational institutions focusing on the Tropics.

  • Full time, continuing positions based in Cairns
  • Achieve your career goals whilst enjoying a tropical lifestyle
  • Be at the Forefront of Dentistry in the Tropics

The College of Medicine and Dentistry is looking to appoint to a series of exciting, newly established clinical academic positions in Clinical Dentistry, offering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to contribute substantially to the future development of Dentistry and Oral Health Science at James Cook University.

What you can accomplish at JCU
Based at our state-of-the-art clinical teaching facilities in Cairns, we offer positions at Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor levels, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Reporting to the Head of Dentistry, Professor Peter Thomson, you will teach in both General and Specialist Dentistry and will have unique opportunities to help design, implement and deliver high-quality teaching of Clinical Dentistry at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You may also develop specific clinical and teaching responsibilities in aspects of the curriculum relevant to your special interests. Contributing to supervision and assessment of student Dental Practitioners performing general dental care for patients, you will also be encouraged to be actively involved in the academic life of the College of Medicine and Dentistry and will have extensive opportunities to participate in collaborative research and innovation both nationally and internationally within the College and Division.

Why Cairns?
Experience the unparalleled natural beauty of Cairns, considered the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and Wet Tropics rainforest, Atherton Tablelands and the outback savannah region. The region boasts mild winters, gorgeous beaches, stunning scenery, rich culture and an alfresco vibrant dining scene and lifestyle. The variety of natural wonders coupled with a tropical climate make Cairns an ideal place for active outdoor living.
The rest of Australia, and the World, is easily accessible through the Cairns International Airport.

Why JCU?
Consistently voted in the top 250 of universities worldwide, JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:
  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • generous salaries plus clinical loading
  • 36.25-hour week and five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • flexible working arrangements
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities
  • Relocation, visa and immigration assistance provided
  • work and life balance so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and outdoor activities


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