Clinical Academic in Paediatric Medicine

Adelaide, Australia
$124,109 - $165,910 (SALHN top-up applicable)
24 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time at 1.0 FTE
  • Flinders University Academic Level C/D | $124,109 - $165,910 (SALHN top-up applicable)
  • Location: Flinders University & Flinders Medical Centre
  • View Position Descriptions: Level C or Level D

A unique opening to join both Flinders University and the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. We are seeking a leading Paediatric Medical Practitioner in the Women’s and Children’s Health area to work 0.5FTE at Flinders University and 0.5FTE at the Flinders Medical Centre, educating to the next generation of medical practitioners and providing high-quality healthcare to children and families.

About the College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University & SALHN

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. The Flinders Health & Medical Research Institute brings together world-leading, innovative and inspiring research experts, working with health practitioners, patients and with one of the largest networks of remote and rural community partnerships to better understand and seek solutions to the most pressing health and medical needs. 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.

SALHN provides care for more than 350,000 people living in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide as well as providing a number of state-wide services to those in regional areas. More than 7,500 skilled staff provide high quality patient care, education, research, and health promoting services. SALHN provides a range of acute and sub-acute health services for people of all ages. SALHN includes Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital, GP Plus Health Care Centres and Super Clinics, Mental Health Services, Sub-acute services, including Repat Health Precinct, Jamie Larcombe Centre and Aboriginal Family Clinics.


Flinders University: The Clinical Academic will be a senior member of the academic staff in Paediatric Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Health in the College. In addition to leading quality research endeavours, the incumbent will provide leadership in the planning and delivery of topics within the Doctor of Medicine Program including development of curriculum teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and may be involved in placement education. Creating a respectful environment centred on education and research, the Clinical Academic will also develop strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders (internally and externally) to further the academic endeavours of the College and the University. Some out-of-hours work and travel (rural, interstate and overseas) may be required.

SALHN: As a Clinical Academic within SALHN, the incumbent will provide clinical services of the highest possible standard to children and families of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, specifically in inpatient, outpatient, community, and child protection settings. In addition, the Clinical Academic will be responsible for the teaching and supervision of undergraduate students and trainee medical officers; and to support research endeavours that occur within the department and division.

About You

A successful Clinical Academic will be a distinguished leader in Paediatric Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Health, with demonstrated evidence of teaching expertise and curriculum development at a tertiary level. You have an established research reputation internationally, in an area related to the College of Medicine and Public Health’s strengths, evidenced by quality publications and grant acquisitions. Communication and interpersonal skills come naturally to you, particularly when it comes to collaborating with staff, students, and industry.

Furthermore, you will demonstrate:

  • Attainment of Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent and appropriate specialist qualifications, registrable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Medical Practitioner with Specialist registration in the field of General Paediatrics.
  • Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification
  • Evidence of delivering innovative teaching methods to students, including e-learning platforms, communication technologies and ways that you inspire excellence amongst colleagues
  • Previous experience supervising honours/research degree students
  • An understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship
  • Contributions to a relevant professional domain and the wider community context at the local, national, and international levels.

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?

  • 30% Attraction and Retention allowance (SALHN)
  • 5 - 9.5% On-call allowance (SALHN)
  • 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 descriptions: Level C or Level D
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Jayanthi Jayakaran, Dr. Elizabeth Beare, Dr. Asha Fuller or Assoc. Prof. Dylan Mordaunt.

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

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

26 Mar 2023

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.