Teaching Specialist, Department of Medical Education

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 - $130,900 p.a. (pro rata) plus clinical loading of $19,605 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
24 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Medical Education, Northern Clinical School
Salary: Level B $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. (pro rata) plus clinical loading of $19,605 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

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 Wurrung 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 - Department of Medical Education


Reporting to the Head of Department, Department of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the Northern Clinical School is responsible for all student affairs such as rostering, teaching arrangements, examinations and assisting and counselling students as required.

The MD was launched in 2011 as the first Australian medical course at masters level, the Melbourne MD created a new benchmark in 21st century medical education. Ten years later, it was time to take the educational lead once again by introducing our redesigned MD course, offering unprecedented levels of flexibility to those beginning their medical career.

About the Role

The Teaching Specialist is expected to further the role of the University within the hospital and will be responsible for the organisation and implementation of the clinical teaching program, for supporting examinations, for provision pastoral care and for supervisory duties for medical students during their clinical rotations at Northern Health. The incumbent will be expected to work in a team of motivated and enthusiastic academic and professional staff who are committed to the development and education of medical students

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the organization, implementation, and delivery of MD clinical placement program
  • Undertaking bedside teaching of the Northern Clinical School students
  • Contributing to the organisation and supervision of student examinations
  • Monitoring and actively contributing to the quality efficiency and responsiveness on all aspects of the MD program to promote continuous quality improvement (evaluation and research)

About You

You possess highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to engage students and work effectively with a range of staff from both the university and the hospital. You have a demonstrated understanding of the needs of medical students of all backgrounds, and ability and willingness to counsel students as required.

You will also have:

  • A medical degree including specialist qualifications registrable in the state of Victoria
  • Good working knowledge of relevant departments within Northern Health such as Surgery, Medicine, Emergency
  • Demonstrated experience in developing effective working relationships with all levels of medical practitioners and other health professionals in hospitals and the community
  • Commitment to and record of excellence in medical education in a clinical setting
  • A commitment to furthering the role of the University within Northern Health

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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

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 submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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 hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Applications close: 18 December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0048903_Teaching Specialist_PD.pdf