Lecturer in Rural and Remote Mental Health

Nuriootpa / Mount Gambier / Murray Bridge / Victor Harbor / Renmark, Australia
$101,724- $120,380 p.a.
29 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Details 

  • Fixed term until 31 December 2024 | Full-Time
  • Academic Level B | $101,724- $120,380 p.a.
  • Location: Nuriootpa, Renmark, Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor or Mt Gambier

About the College of Medicine and Public Health

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

As the Lecturer in Rural and Remote Mental Health, you will deliver excellence in teaching and research by designing and delivering mental health education relevant to rural and remote contexts. Your role will be integral for the innovative development and implementation of a mental health academic work plan for rural South Australia, to foster enterprising medical, nursing, and allied health graduates. You will strive to progress rural and remote health service delivery. You will contribute to improving health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and non-Indigenous people living in rural and remote South Australia by collaborating with industry and community stakeholders.

In this role, you will:

  • Deliver inspiring and innovative teaching relevant to Mental Health.
  • Train staff, students, and local health professionals to better recognise and deal with mental health problems and provide support for students of mental health disciplines on clinical placements.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to undertaking high-quality scholarly research activities by contributing to current and future projects aligned with the Flinders University Rural and Remote Health Strategy.
  • Collaborate closely with the Northern Territory and with industry and community stakeholders to increase awareness of services available.

About You

You will use your well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to develop positive collegial relationships with students, staff, and stakeholders. Your ability to develop, maintain and utilise collaborative partnerships with community agencies, and other carer groups will effectively progress the mental health project in rural and remote regions.

As the Lecturer in Rural and Remote Mental Health, you will be passionate about a mental health, community engagement, and health care in rural and remote regions, which will be reflected in your curriculum design, topic coordination and research. You will demonstrate commitment to the key elements of the Flinders Reconciliation Action Plan to foster an environment that recognises and embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, knowledge, and cultures.

The ideal candidate will also have a PhD, or equivalent qualification, or evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area. Registration with an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) administered registration Board is desired.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Robyn Aitken 

Applications to be submitted before 11:59 pm Sunday 11 December 2022.

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible. 

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.