Senior Lecturer in Rural Health

Orange, Australia
08 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Lead the development of new and innovative rural clinical training experiences for health professional students
  • Lead a team of rural Clinical Educators working across a large geographical area
  • Engage with health care providers and local community stakeholders in the development of rural health training experiences

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to December 2021), Full Time
  • $119,816 to $138, 078 p.a. (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Orange

As Senior Lecturer in Rural Health you will be a key staff member in the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) overseeing the development of quality rural clinical training experiences for health professional students, whilst conducting research that impacts on rural health and the delivery of UDRH projects.

You will support the Director of Three Rivers UDRH primarily in leading the Clinical Training Unit which engages in activities related to teaching and success of students in rural clinical placements. You will also initiate and support ongoing stakeholder engagement with the community, clinicians and Faculties and Schools within Charles Sturt to promote the objectives of the UDRH, whilst also developing the capacity for quality clinical training in existing and new settings.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral or masters qualification appropriate to a relevant health discipline (or equivalent clinical experience, accreditation and standing), and evidence of a demonstrated commitment to the delivery of high-quality student-centred learning and teaching
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of rural health and health professional education gained through industry experience and/or scholarly activities or similar, including a record of significant achievement relevant to rural health and/or health professional education at a national level, in the scholarship of teaching and/or research/creative works or professional activity
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum design specific to rural health learning experiences and clinical placement
  • Demonstrated high level analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with written and oral communication and interpersonal skills (including negotiating, presenting, active listening and the giving and receiving of constructive feedback)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, as well as demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships, networks and relationships to achieve professional and team objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects using exceptional planning, organisation and time management; commitment to applying culturally respectful, inclusive and safe practices in the workplace; demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively and independently in a large complex academic setting, including the utilisation of current and emerging technologies

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 Commonwealth Department of Health initiative embedded within Charles Sturt University; with the aim of enhancing the recruitment and retention of rural health professionals. Three Rivers is an alliance that brings together the unique geographical knowledge and expertise of CSU and its partners.

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.

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

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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:

Chris Howard | Director, Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health | | Ph: 0488 281 523

Closing Date: 11 pm, 05 November 2020