Lecturer (Health Workforce)

Lismore, Australia
$118,390 - $140,586 + 17% superannuation
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time (0.6 FTE), fixed term until the end of 2024
  • Opportunity for a Lecturer, Health Workforce based in Lismore
  • Base Salary $118,390 - $140,586 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), Rural Clinical School - Northern Rivers, University of Sydney provides a multidisciplinary centre of excellence in education of students for clinical practice in rural health to support future workforce for regional Australia. We also conduct research relevant to the priorities and needs of rural communities, with a focus on Aboriginal health research, climate change and health impacts, education research and health services research.

The UCRH aims to be an outstanding provider of inter-professional health education, providing:

  • authentic and supportive clinical experiences to students (including allied health, medical, nursing, oral health and dentistry) through exposure to diverse learning opportunities in rural communities;
  • an excellent education program that complements those of our partner universities; and
  • support to the future health workforce in a complex environment.

The UCRH continues to grow and develop and we are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer, Health Workforce who applies their learnings through research and scholarly activity to inform education and research practice. This role is expected to make a significant contribution to emerging issues and opportunities in a changing healthcare environment, and to contribute to teaching and learning practice, design and evaluation within the School, and to contribute to research related to the role that informs and supports future workforce needs. This is an opportunity to work with Professor Vicki Flood and the team at UCRH and contribute to workforce development to support health for rural communities.

The UCRH has a footprint in the Northern Rivers, NSW, north to the Mullumbimby region, south to Grafton, west to the Bonalbo region and east to Ballina/ Byron, and works closely with multiple partners to support education, research and workforce development in Northern NSW.

The Lismore campus is located within walking distance of the Lismore Base Hospital and, along with our other numerous community and health partners, provides opportunities to support education and research activity in the region. Presence on campus at Lismore is important to this role and there are many vibrant towns in this region offering relocation possibilities and opportunity to be part of this wonderful community.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • facilitate engagement with stakeholders to anticipate and incorporate the changing landscape and reforms of the healthcare system, in particular of primary health;
  • strengthen health workforce pathways including advocating for an Allied Health regional training hub;
  • advocate for workforce development including retention, and broader social considerations, such as the impacts of climate change
  • identify, develop and manage stakeholder engagement related to health professions, in particular allied health professions;
  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level) which meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • undertake original research within the discipline or area of expertise
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • contribute expertise and knowledge to forums of public debate, where appropriate and consistent with University policy
  • develop productive relationships, collaborations and partnerships with external parties (including research partners, government bodies and industry) which will ultimately contribute to improved outcomes for the profession, industry and/or community, with a particular focus on workforce development.

About you

  • have a PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to a relevant discipline
  • have a developing research profile evidenced by original, high quality research in the discipline or area of expertise
  • have experience in teaching and learning, including demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • have a developing network of relationships with academic, consumer / advocacy, industry and / or professional organisations, partners and stakeholders
  • have experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • have a developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector.

Please note: The successful applicant needs to be able to live in the region of Northern NSW

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

Applications Close

Thursday 05 October 2023 11:59 PM