Director, Centre for Rural Health

Launceston / Burnie, Australia
$188,051.00 - $191,812.00, plus 17% superannuation.
06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Contribute high-level strategic direction and foster a culture of excellence.
  • Create sustainable and transformative multidisciplinary rural health partnerships.
  • Full-time, fixed-term academic leadership opportunity based in Launceston or Burnie.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Your New Role

As a strategic academic leader, the Director, Centre for Rural Health will drive success of the Centre’s multidisciplinary program of research, education, and training to address the health and workforce priorities of rural and remote Tasmania.

Leading the development of sustainable and transformative multidisciplinary rural health partnerships, the Director will collaborate with local government, health and medical employers and the community. By fostering opportunities for translating research into education and training, this role will inform workforce development and practice.

In conjunction with the development of initiatives to enhance individual research and academic performance, the Director will undertake high quality research and foster a culture of collective achievement. Joining the College of Health and Medicine as a key member of the School of Health Sciences’ leadership team, the Director will innovate to achieve social, ethical, and culturally sensitive solutions to complex health problems.

About the University & the Centre for Rural Health

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage.

The aim of the Centre for Rural Health (CRH) is to improve access for rural and remote communities to appropriate health services by encouraging students to pursue a career in rural practice and supporting health care professionals working in these areas. The CRH is a multidisciplinary academic unit with a state-wide brief to improve rural health by supporting student clinical placements, conducting research, and engaging with the rural health workforce and health services.

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted our own wonderfully unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce. From our island shores, our research extends to the great Southern Ocean and down to the Antarctic.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

As a pioneering academic leader, your application will reflect a research record commensurate with Level E, demonstrated senior academic leadership capability and a substantial record in team building and fostering excellence in teaching, research and career development. Your innovative contributions to rural health will be demonstrated by a record of managing large, high-impact projects, high-quality publications, and excellence in HDR supervision.

Knowledge of relevant government policy and capacity to collaborate with government and industry organisations will be critical in addition to a record of developing and implementing strategic and operational plans, financial management and managing staff in an academic environment. To foster a culture of collective achievement, your tangible examples of shifting behaviours toward a sustainable and positive organisational culture will be highly regarded.

What’s on Offer?

This full-time fixed-term opportunity to December 2024 is available in either Launceston or Burnie, with relocation support available. Remuneration will be at Academic Level E, with a base salary between $188,051.00 - $191,812.00, plus 17% superannuation. This is a career defining role with the addition of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation and banking.

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital and sustainable community.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume and a cover letter outlining your motivation for the role and how your skills and experience align. You are also required to address each selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

For further information about this position, please contact Leani Viljoen, Director, Operations, College of Health and Medicine via

We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Applications close 11:55 pm, Tuesday 28th March 2023

COVID-19 Update: The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.