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Lecturer - Mental Health

Lismore, Australia
$118,390 - $140,586 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation
Closing date
9 Jan 2024

Job Details

  • Part time (0.2FTE) fixed term until 31 December 2024 at Lismore
  • Opportunity to join a passionate, well renowned, and collegiate teaching unit at The University Centre for Rural Health
  • Base Salary $118,390 - $140,586 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation
  • Interviews will be held in January/early February 2024

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney's Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers) , known locally as the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The Northern Rivers region is an area characterised by significant disparities in social and economic conditions, a rapidly growing and ageing population, and a relatively high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

UCRH is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and delivers the Sydney, Western Sydney and Wollongong Medical Program and other Allied Health programs from a number of Australian Universities in rural settings.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Clinical Education) - Mental Health to join our vibrant collaborative hub for rural health development. To be successful in this role you will be emerging in Teaching

In this role you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of teaching of specific core curriculum, and assessment of medical students doing their dedicated TERM of Mental Health, Psychiatric and Addiction Medicine (PAAM). You will contribute to the community of educators at UCRH, working to promote a culture of teaching with a strong focus on clinical medicine, rural health issues, Aboriginal Health and Interdisciplinary learning.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

About you

  • have a Medical degree (MD/MBBS) with at least 4 years post primary health qualification in Psychiatry
  • have full accreditation as specialist/consultant withThe Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) or be working towards this
  • have full membership of The Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
  • are registered as holding unconditional specialist registration with AHPRA
  • are acknowledged as having a leadership role in the clinical speciality of Psychiatry and a notable network of connections and strategic alliances
  • demonstrated understanding of contemporary clinical best practice, including effective clinical teaching and assessment in the speciality of Psychiatry and understanding of rural practices
  • significant experience in supervising others, coordinating successful team activities and in mentoring of Psychiatry trainees involved in the medical student education programs.
  • a high level of oral and written communication, interpersonal, consultation and negotiation skills, and the capacity to develop effective working relationships with key external and internal contacts.

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.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, 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 .

Note: The university is closed from 23 December 2023 to 7th January 2024. Any inquiries received during this time will be responded to once the university resumes after 8th Jan 2024. Thank you for your patience.

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Applications Close

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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Full-time employees: 7616

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