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Associate Professor Medical Education (Assessment Lead)

Brisbane, Australia
$155,754 - $171,441
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

About This Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic in assessment to join the Academy for Medical Education (AME) at the level of an Associate Professor, to oversee the assessment design and delivery in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program and to grow their leadership in medical education aligned with UQ values. The successful candidate will engage in internal and external collaborations that influence teaching practices, policies, and/or knowledge. At this level the incumbent will lead and coordinate the activities of other staff and is expected to facilitate collaborative opportunities across the wider footprint of the Medical School.  The successful candidate is additionally expected to contribute to scholarship of learning and teaching aligned with the focus of the Academy of Medical Education.

The role provides high level academic leadership into all assessment processes and practices used within the UQ MD program. It also supports the SOTL-related activities of the academic staff and contributes directly to the effective functioning of the Academy for Medical Education. In addition, the incumbent is expected to develop and execute their own educational research activities, and to undertake direct teaching within the program.

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Teaching: Lead the design and delivery of an innovative learner-centric programmatic assessment system for the MD Program in consultation with the Program Convenor and Director, AME.
  • Collaborate with professional and course teams to develop effective practices for the delivery of assessment tasks and feedback, including the use of digital assessment tools and systems, and/or other relevant technologies that efficiently collate assessment information for analysis and monitoring of student progress.
  • Support the Director, AME, and Medical Dean to ensure that assessment strategies meet such standards as required by relevant regulatory or accrediting bodies, including but not limited to the Australian Medical Council.
  • Research: Foster the development of a scholarly approach to learning and assessment that enables the transfer of evidence-informed knowledge into curriculum design at the UQ Medical School and beyond.
  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies in assessment design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Undertake independent and/or team research aligned to the AME SoTL priority areas that are innovative, subject to peer review, and/or lead to quality research outputs.
  • Supervision and Researcher Development: Engage in higher degree supervision with a record of achievement in supervision outcomes.
  • Citizenship and Service: Consistently demonstrate behaviours that align to the UQ values.
  • Contribute to a respectful, inclusive, and culturally safe workplace and learning environment.

This is a teaching focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.

This is a full-time (100%), continuing position.

At Academic level D. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $155,754 - $171,441, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $182,232 - $200,586 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad:  from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

About You  

You will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD in the discipline area. A postgraduate qualification in higher education is preferred.
  • An up-to-date knowledge of the educational principles underpinning assessment design, in particular demonstrated experience in programmatic assessment, managing assessment across multiple geographic sites, and the technologies facilitating assessment delivery including aggregation of information to monitor student progress.
  • Experience with a variety of approaches to assessment and feedback design and implementation, and quality management including standard setting for assessment tasks using recognised methodologies.
  • Excellent record of scholarship of learning and teaching, and quality enhancement activities relevant to education.
  • An established profile in teaching and research in a medicine or health professions discipline area. 
  • A track record in the scholarship of teaching and learning as determined by grant income, supervision of higher degree students and publication record.  
  • Experience in successful leadership and management of assessment design and delivery in medicine or health professions programs.  
  • Ability to establish effective relationships, work collaboratively with colleagues and to represent and promote the interests of the school to other academic units, government, and professional bodies. 

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 
  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 

Relocating from interstate or overseas? We’ll support you with the visa sponsorship process and a relocation support package. You can find out more about life in Australia’s Sunshine State here.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Director, AME Nalini Pather

For application queries or a full job description, please contact stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section

Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to 

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Applications close 11th March at 11.00pm AEST (R-34398). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for week commencing 18th March.

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