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Senior Lecturer in Remote Health Practice (Allied Health)

Alice Springs, Australia
$129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

Position Details

  • Fixed Term Until December 2024 | Full-Time
  • Academic Level C | $129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
  • Location: Alice Springs / Arrernte Country
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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.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs / Arrernte Country is an important gateway for exploring the Red Centre and through the Flinders’ footprint across the Australian Central Corridor. We aim to improve the health outcomes of people in remote communities through high-quality education, training, and research with a focus on Remote Health. We have campuses in Alice Springs at the Centre for Remote Health, and at the Rabuntja Building in the Alice Springs Hospital Grounds. We have several exciting activities in Alice Springs, including the Northern Territory Medical Program, Student activities and events, Research in Remote Health, and the Student Placement Program, among more (please see here).

About the Role

The Senior Lecturer will be a key member of the academic staff in the area of Rural and Remote Health Northern Territory in the College. In addition to contributing to quality research endeavours aligning with UDRH program goals and strategies, the incumbent will, under general supervision, provide leadership and contribute to the planning and delivery of topics relating to remote context and culturally responsive healthcare provision, including development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations, and placement education. The incumbent may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College or other Colleges, where appropriate. The incumbent will also be involved in the coordination and implementation of the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) placement support program at campuses across the Northern Territory.

The incumbent will be involved in strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning, work-integrated learning, and/or research outcomes for the University. The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD or:
    • evidence of peer-reviewed independent research, and a record of scholarly or professional achievement, demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area
    • evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications, and a record of scholarly or professional achievement, demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area
    • completion of a higher degree at Masters level or substantial progress towards a doctoral degree in the discipline area
  • Registered or eligible to register with an AHPRA administered board and/or professional organisation and recognition of academic standing at national or international level
  • Detailed knowledge of the issues surrounding remote health practice in Australia, including contemporary allied health practice, population health, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues and demonstrated ability to practice in a culturally safe manner and communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their representatives
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in rural/remote or Indigenous health, including evidence of sustained high-quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants
  • Identify as and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (desirable)
  • Demonstrated leadership within the remote allied health practice (desirable).

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.

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.


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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