Senior Lecturer, Clinical Education, Mental Health

Sydney, Australia
26 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Use your leadership and teaching skills to make a significant contribution to the Clinical School’s Mental Health program
  • Located at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers)
  • Fixed term for 12-months part time 0.3 FTE renumeration package of $130k pro rata p.a and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Education) – Mental Health to join The University of Sydney’s Rural Clinical School (UCRH). The position will be primarily responsible for supporting the ongoing supervision of students while fulfilling the teaching requirements of the school’s Mental Health Teaching program. This will encompass student orientations, teaching, tutorials, assessments and clinical placements. Strong network connections to the Local Health District Mental Health services will also be imperative, especially in Psychiatry.  

The UCRH Students are from the three North Coast Medical Education Collaboration universities (University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University and Lismore Hub). In addition to student support, the role includes making a contribution to the community of educators at UCRH, working to promote a culture of teaching with a strong focus on clinical medicine, rural health issues, Aboriginal Health and Interdisciplinary learning.

Reporting into the Academic Lead – Medicine this fixed term position will be 11.25 hours per week however we may negotiate hours for the right candidate and if this meets the requirement of the role. The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

 About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Education) – Mental Health who can demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Medical qualifications from a recognised tertiary institution with at least 4 years post primary health qualification
  • Registered as holding unconditional specialist registration with AHPRA
  • Acknowledged as having a leadership role in the clinical speciality of Psychiatry and a notable network of connections and strategic alliances
  • Demonstrated applied understanding of contemporary clinical best-practice
  • Extensive experience in effective clinical teaching and assessment in the speciality of Psychiatry, particularly in a rural context, as evidenced by high-quality student outcomes
  • Significant experience in supervising others and coordinating successful team activities.

At the University, a Senior Lecturer is expected to make a significant contribution to the research, education and administrative endeavours of their School/ Faculty while building their reputation towards becoming an authority in the discipline. 

About us

The Clinical school is locally known as The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH)  and is a vibrant collaborative academic hub for rural health development. UCRH is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, an area characterised by significant disparities in social and economic conditions, a rapidly growing and ageing population, and a relatively high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Traditional ownership of this region rests with the Bundjalung, Gumbainggirr and Yaegl Indigenous nation groups who maintain important custodial links to the area.

UCRH is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and delivers the Sydney, Western Sydney and Wollongong Medical Program and other Allied Health programs from a number of Australian Universities in rural settings. It aims to afford students excellence in medical and allied health education. The Centre also provides an academic focus for clinicians, teachers and researchers who wish to become part of the University presence in a rural environment.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

 We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2512/1119F  to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 8 December 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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