Senior Lecturer in Remote Medicine (Nhulunbuy Campus)

Nhulunbuy, Australia
30 Oct 2020
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23 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, part-time (0.4 FTE) available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level C

Salary Range:
$119,641 - $137,625

Reporting to:

Associate Professor in Medical Education and Training, College of Medicine and Public Health

This Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related drawing on contemporary/professional practice, has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.

The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society.

In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:

  • deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
  • be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
  • develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.

The Senior Lecturer in Remote Medicine is responsible for the selection, supervision, teaching and assessment of Year 3 and 4 Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) students on placements of up to six months in the primary care setting in Nhulunbuy.

The incumbent will also play a lead role in the design, planning and implementation of remote health experiences and remote medicine teaching and assessment across the 4 years of the NTMP and provide academic development and mentoring of clinical supervisors. This position is also responsible for managing the Campus Administrator according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

This position is predominantly concerned with teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education. It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and making an independent contribution to maintaining internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses. Appointees bring recent, ongoing (concurrent) or extensive experience and knowledge of contemporary clinical/professional practice to the position. The position is also expected to make an independent contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service. The position does not include making a research contribution.


  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Remote Medicine topics, across all levels and modes, of the College with a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics, undertaking the role of Topic Coordinator as required.
  • Make an independent contribution to the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Participate in the College’s administrative activities such as membership of committees and working groups and attendance at College meetings.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Work with a variety of different internal and external stakeholders including the top end and central Australian Regional Training Hub Directors to facilitate student mentoring and progress through the Integrated Rural Training Pathway.
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency, on behalf of the College and University.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.

Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Essential Criteria

  • Doctorate in a relevant field or equivalent clinical experience and standing in Medicine.
  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Hold and maintain a current membership with relevant medical or medical education based professional bodies or societies.
  • Relevant and contemporary clinical experience in a relevant field.
  • Sustained excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of a relevant simulation or clinical setting.
  • Evidence of an independent and innovative contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies both in the classroom and in clinical education, including student assessment.
  • Evidence of commitment to the key elements of Flinders Reconciliation Action Plan including fostering an environment that recognises and embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, knowledges, and cultures
  • Evidence of peer review of teaching and commitment to professional development in teaching.
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated expertise in clinical and communication skills relevant to medical students, which includes provision of quality supervision and feedback.
  • Proficiency in using internet communications and videoconference technologies and
  • demonstrated experience using e-learning platforms for teaching purposes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the national political, workforce, educational and research issues surrounding rural and remote practice and Aboriginal health, and the issues affecting the training and retention of general practitioners.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaborative skills with demonstrated experience in both student engagement and community engagement including with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in community-based medical education and/or previous experience in Indigenous health.
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid ‘Working with Children Clearance’ (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

Please direct application enquiries to: Dr Emma Kennedy

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before:

23 Nov 2020