Lecturer in Rural Indigenous Health, Clinical Educator

Dubbo, Australia
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • New, exciting and growing department in Rural Health
  • Contribute to the success of Indigenous Australian students completing health studies at CSU
  • Opportunity to network across a range of Aboriginal Health Services​

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to December 2020) Full Time (part-time arrangements may be considered)
  • Level B - $93,265 to $110,661 p.a. (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Dubbo

As Lecturer in Rural Indigenous Health (Clinical Educator) you will be a key staff member in the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health co-located within Bila Muuji Aboriginal Corporation Health Service. The primary role of this position is to lead the development of quality rural clinical training experiences for health professional students within Aboriginal health settings across the central western area of NSW, whilst also conducting research that impacts on the health of rural Aboriginal people.

You will engage in activities related to developing clinical placement opportunities as well as teaching and supporting students and clinicians within Aboriginal health settings.

You will also undertake stakeholder engagement with Aboriginal health service providers, clinicians, faculties and schools within CSU to promote the objectives of the UDRH, whilst also developing the capacity for quality clinical training in existing and new settings.

This position is ideally suited to someone who is currently working in clinical practice and would like to expand into rural health education; for the benefit of the future rural health workforce, supporting Indigenous Australians.

Part-time arrangements may be considered for the right candidate.

To be successful you will have:

  • a thorough understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies and demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively within this environment and identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • a doctoral or masters qualification appropriate to a relevant health discipline (or equivalent clinical experience, accreditation and standing), and evidence of the delivery of high-quality student-centred learning and teaching
  • sound knowledge and understanding of the discipline gained through industry experience and/or scholarly activities or similar, including a record of research/creative works or professional activity relevant to the discipline

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a newly established UDRH based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. The Three Rivers UDRH provides an opportunity for academic staff committed to educating a future rural health workforce.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

This is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position under section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977. Please be aware you may be asked to provide confirmation of Indigenous Australian Identity.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Gene Hodgins| Clinical Education Academic Lead | ghodgins@csu.edu.au | Ph: 02 6933 2746

Closing Date: 11 pm, 12 November 2018