Senior Lecturer Rural Pathway Education Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
$140,433 – $161,926 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super
08 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0040330
Location: Shepparton
Role type: Part-time (0.2 FTE); Fixed-term until 31 December 2024
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Rural Health  
Salary: Level C – $140,433 – $161,926 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super

  • Join us in shaping the future of Rural Health, as we seek an exceptional academic to help lead the way!
  • Working with a team of outstanding academics, provide clinical education for Rural Clinical School medical students based in Shepparton, for Year 3 of their MD program.
  • $140,433 – $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and passionate individual to join the Department of Rural Health. You will be responsible for the organisation of the clinical curriculum, clinical examinations, pastoral care, and supervisory duties for Rural Clinical School program (RCS) medical students based in Shepparton, for Year 3 of their Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The third year of the MD degree teaches specialties of Aged Care, Child and Adolescent Health, General Practice, Mental Health, and Womens’ Health.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the organisation and implementation of the delivery of the medical curriculum within the RCS.
  • Actively contribute to continual improvement of the quality of medical education and training within the RCS.
  • Coordination of up to six ‘hub teaching days’ per year for Year 3 Rural Pathway students to consolidate learning in Year 3 subjects.

Who We Are Looking For

To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated and experienced clinical medical practitioner. Your excellent communication skills, along with strong interpersonal and organisational abilities, enable you to effectively collaborate, manage projects, meet deadlines, and interact respectfully with health professionals across diverse disciplines.

You will also have:

  • A medical qualification recognisable in Australia and Fellowship of an Australian College (e.g. FRACP, FRACS, FRACGP, etc.) or equivalent postgraduate degree, or another clinical qualification, recognisable in Australia, highly relevant to medical education together with extensive experience in medical education, including teaching medical students.
  • Experience in curriculum delivery in the clinical field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of students and an ability and willingness to provide pastoral support for students as required.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Rural Health  

The Department of Rural Health is a department within the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne. The Department is based in Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo (in partnership with Monash University and La Trobe University) and Wangaratta and has associations with more than 40 smaller rural towns in Victoria. The key purpose of the Department is to provide professional health education and research training in a rural context with an aim to increase the rural health workforce.

The Department works closely with the local community and healthcare partners to ensure that we remain relevant and connected. Our partnerships underpin our teaching and research.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 2 July 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0040330_Senior Lecturer, Rural Pathway_PD.pdf