Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Medical Education

Location
Townsville, Australia
Posted
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2018
Ref
16599
Contract Type
Permanent

Position Overview

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Medical Education contributes to the delivery and coordination of teaching the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program. There is a focus on teaching in the fields of social and behavioural sciences, preventative medicine, global health, health promotion and research methods, primarily in MBBS years 1-3. There will be also contributions to teaching in postgraduate coursework subjects (mostly online), teaching research methods and supervision of Honours and Higher Degree Research candidates.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University  

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine College of Medicine and Dentistry

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Contribute to the teaching, assessment and subject coordination, especially in years one to three of the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program. This teaching will have a focus on the social and behavioural sciences, preventative medicine, global health, health promotion and research methods, but has potential to evolve according to the interests and skills of the successful applicant.
  2. Contribute to the teaching and assessment of research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This may be by a variety of means including face-to-face, by recorded lecture or video-call or using online delivery methods.  
  3. Contribute to the research supervision of students at a variety of levels; undergraduate students (usually through the MBBS Honours program); postgraduate coursework students and Higher Degree by Research candidates.
  4. Participate in research activity and contribute to the development of a collaborative research program of relevance to the College of Medicine & Dentistry strategic priorites.
  5. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  7. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities  

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.  

  1. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Medical Education is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Medical Education is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. 
  3. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Medical Education is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.  

Special Conditions

  • It is a requirement of this position to travel within the relevant region and to other College of Medicine and Dentistry locations. This may include overnight stays and after hours work.

Selection Criteria 

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.

Essential

  1. A health-related Bachelor's degree and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field. 
  2. Demonstrated experience with university learning management systems, technology enhanced learning methods and teaching delivery to large cohorts. Demonstrable experience and success in research mentoring and supervision. Demonstrated high level communication skills with experience in relating to a range of stakeholders, ability to write effectively and competency in the use of information and communication technology. Demonstrated high-level organisational and time management skills and an ability to work effective within teams and independently as required.

Desirable

  1. Experience with processes and systems used at JCU such as Blackboard learning management system, Research Online, Mediasite lecture capture system. 
  2. A qualification in a health professional discipline registerable in Australia.
  3. Experience in the provision of health care in regional and rural locations.

To be appointable at ACAD C level, the following criteria will also apply:

  1. A record of research, publications and conference presentations relevant to the College of Medicine & Dentistry strategic priorities.
  2. A strong record of teaching in undergraduate and/or postgraduate health professional education with evidence of teaching quality.