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Lecturer in Remote Health

Nhulunbuy, Australia
$106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

Position Details

  • Fixed Term Until September 2024 | Part-Time 0.4 FTE
  • Academic Level B $106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
  • Location: Nhulunbuy / Yolngu Country  
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About Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT

At Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT, our aim is to be a hub for innovative health research, education, and workforce development across the Northern Territory.  We engage with students, community, and stakeholders to provide critical programs, such as the Northern Territory Medical Program, Paramedicine, Rural Clinical School, and the University Department of Rural Health.

Our postgraduate education pathways (Remote Health Practice program), provides workforce development through Indigenous health and clinical skills training, and we have a community driven research program led by researchers committed to improving health outcomes. We work alongside Poche SA+NT focussing on Indigenous leadership capacity development and developing the Indigenous health workforce.  All activities are driven by our values which focus on the long-term and short-term needs of the NT community.

About the Role

We are looking for a Teaching Specialist to facilitate culturally responsive education in a remote NT setting helping to prepare our future health workforce. Our incumbent will contribute to interprofessional Rural and Remote Health education in East Arnhem Land and across our Flinders Rural and Remote Health footprint.

As a Lecturer responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering high quality, evidence-based and impactful education activities that promote medicine, paramedicine, nursing, and allied health pathways offered through Flinders University.
  • Purposefully engaging individuals, families and local communities in a culturally respectful way that promotes the sovereignty of First Nations people.
  • Facilitating academic support to staff and students while on placement.
  • Representing Flinders Rural and Remote Health by working collaboratively in the community.

About You

We are seeking a local educator with excellent standing in health professional practice, who is currently living in the. Having taught students previously, you will understand how to approach education that enhances and focusses on student success in the rural and remote context of healthcare. Our Rural and Remote Health workforce is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture for all, and our Lecturer will role model behaviours that support the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and enhance educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Communication is a top priority particularly when it comes to staff, student, industry, and the community, including remote health staff, allied health practitioners, doctors, and Aboriginal health practitioners. Experience engaging with external stakeholders in a remote health or community context would be desirable, as well as demonstrated leadership within the remote health allied health profession.

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?

  • 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
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Housing is not included in the employment/salary package

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

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 
  • Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid 'Working with Children Clearance' (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

How to Apply and Information

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


National Police Check - Australian Federal Police, Ochre Card - Government of the Northern Territory

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

17 Dec 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.

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