Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in Medical Education, Wurru Wurru (First Nations) Health Unit

Melbourne, Australia
Level A $77,171 - $104,717 OR Level B $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
27 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time (0.6 FTE) ; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Medical Education
Salary: Level A $77,171 - $104,717 OR Level B $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wuurang people. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About The Department of Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education was established as a department within the Melbourne Medical School in 2015. It has responsibility for the delivery of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course, research in medical education and a range of professional development postgraduate and non-award programs

About the Role

The Associate Lecturer/Lecturer - Medical Education in the Wurru Wurru (First Nations) Health Unit is a scholar in First Nations health. While establishing your own academic career, you will play an important role in the further development and implementation of the School’s First Nations Health curriculum within the Doctor of Medicine (MD). Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.

In the role you will:

  • Contribute to the improvement of the First Nations health curriculum in all 4 years of the MD
  • Provide advice to subject coordinators and Directors of Medical Student Education in the MD to facilitate the implementation and ongoing development of the First Nations health curriculum
  • Present First Nations health lectures and seminars where appropriate  
  • Contribute to research projects related to First Nations health medical education and First Nations health practice
  • Attend conferences related to teaching and learning in First Nations health and assist with incorporating those learnings into practice

The role will allow you to work with academic and professional staff in the Department of Medical Education (DME) and its associated clinical schools. You will draw upon your networks to recommend appropriate resources to support the MD’s delivery.

About You

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds. You will be able to work independently as well as collaboratively and flexibly within a team.

You will also have:

  • A health professions degree or PhD
  • Experience in Indigenous affairs and/or Indigenous health
  • An appreciation of health inequities faced by disadvantaged and minority groups in Australian society, particularly Indigenous Australians, and an ability to manage complex relationships in addressing these issues
  • An understanding of the dynamics and context of the Aboriginal Community controlled health sector
  • Experience in the development and implementation of curricula

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victorian Health Minister. All University of Melbourne employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. Applicants must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Position description: 0056549 - PD Assoc Lecturer-Lecturer in Medical Education.docx

Applications close: 24 AUGUST 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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