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Senior Lecturer, Clinical Education - Coordinator

Dubbo / Orange, Australia
$145,023 - $167,221 + 17% superannuation plus Full Clinical loading where eligible
Closing date
9 Jan 2024

Job Details

  • Part-time 0.4 FTE fixed term at Dubbo or Orange until 31 December 2027
  • Exciting opportunity to support the School of Rural Health Doctor of Medicine program supporting students in Dubbo and Orange, NSW
  • Base Salary $145,023 - $167,221 + 17% superannuation plus Full Clinical loading where eligible
  • Interviews will be held in January/early February 2024

About the opportunity

The School of Rural Health (SRH) has been delivering long term rural placements for The University of Sydney year 3 and 4 medical students in Orange and Dubbo for over 20 years. In 2022, The University of Sydney commenced delivery of its four-year graduate entry Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program in two streams; a Metropolitan stream based on the University's Camperdown campus in Sydney, and a Dubbo stream based at the School of Rural Health in Dubbo.

We have a position available for a Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused) - Year Four Coordinator who will undertake a range of duties related to the implementation of the curriculum as well as teaching and learning activities for Year Four in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program (Dubbo Stream) and extended rural placement students across Dubbo and Orange. This position will have a supervision and leadership role in the Program including coordination and management of academic staff and tutors within the portfolio. The Year Four program is devoted to the following fields Medicine, Surgery, General Practice, the Elective and Vocational Elective Terms and, where applicable, the Assistant in Medicine program.

This position is located at either Dubbo or Orange with support to be provided to Year Four students across both sites. Limited travel between rural and metropolitan sites is a requirement of this position and therefore a driver's license is required. Some out-of-hours work is also required of this role.

Dubbo, NSW is a vibrant regional centre that offers the benefits of space and a relatively laid-back lifestyle with the amenities of a major city. Home to Aboriginal people of the Wiradjuri Nation, Dubbo connects and services a broad catchment population of 120, 000 people in the Orana Region and has daily flights to a number of regional and metropolitan centres. For more information on Dubbo and surrounds, see

Home to nearly 70,000 people, the Orange Region offers a unique blend of seasonal landscapes, accessible transport, abundant natural resources and some of the best regional food and wine in Australia. The city of Orange, with a population of 41,000 residents is a regional hub of medical and health expertise outside Sydney and also employs a significant number of people in the education and mining industries. Orange is part of Wiradjuri land, and the region is home to several culturally significant sites. For more information on Orange and surrounds, see and

The University of Sydney supports and promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation at every level of study, work, and research. It is a core part of our purpose as a university.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to outstanding educational design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes;
  • contribute to scholarship and applies clinical knowledge and expertise for improved student outcomes;
  • actively contribute to the research, education and administrative activities of the discipline/School/Faculty;
  • provide academic oversight and leadership of the Year Four component of the Sydney Medical School Doctor of Medicine Program at Dubbo and Orange;
  • lead and manage staff/tutors;
  • support pastoral care needs of students at the Clinical School;
  • fulfil Governance and Compliance requirements of the Sydney Medical Program Doctor of Medicine and the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program/Murray Darling Medical Schools Program Parameters;
  • support the orientation and induction of students and staff to the area.

About you

  • have a bachelor of Medicine (MB)/Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution
  • PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline or other higher professional qualifications relevant to graduate medical education
  • recognition as a Fellow of the relevant Australasian medical specialist college or equivalent as recognised by Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency (AHPRA), e.g. FANZCA, FRACP, FRACS, FACEM, FRACGP
  • current registration with AHPRA or equivalent professional bodies (where relevant)
  • demonstrated influence in applying clinical expertise to innovation in pedagogy and adult education
  • demonstrable applied understanding of contemporary pedagogical practices in the discipline
  • deep and broad experience in teaching and learning in an established Medical Program
  • leadership experience in a team-teaching environment as well as leading education activities to successful outcomes.
  • demonstrated significant experience in supervising and managing others.
  • demonstrable understanding of and commitment to rural health
  • have a broad knowledge of the Australian Healthcare system
  • Current driver's license.
  • compliance with the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021.

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.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Tuana Sanders, Administration Manager at the School of Rural Health (Dubbo/Orange) via, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Deepna Chand, Recruitment Operations on 02 9114 4501 or by email to

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Tuesday 09 January 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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