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Lecturer in Paramedicine

Darwin, Australia
$106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
Closing date
24 Mar 2024

Position Details

  • 3 Year Contract | 0.5FTE
  • Academic Level B | $106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
  • Location: Darwin / Larrakia Country
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About Paramedicine at Flinders University

With our first graduates completing more than 20 years ago, our Paramedicine program is well-established and nationally reputable, with our graduates contributing to healthcare all around the world. We have strong industry partnerships with SA Ambulance Service, St. John Ambulance (NT), and Acadian Ambulance Service (USA). The recent expansion of our Paramedicine program into the Northern Territory and Regional South Australia gives a unique learning opportunity for students, and for staff added possibilities for teaching and research. Through student-centred teaching, safe learning environments, and a focus on wellbeing, our teaching team are passionate in equipping our graduates to deliver best-practice patient care to the communities they serve.

Flinders University in Darwin

On Larrakia Land, Darwin boasts a multicultural population of over 120000 people from over 70 different ethnicities. The city has a relaxed charm complimented by a tropical climate, attracting visitors from all over the world. Flinders in Darwin is captured by two modern and well-equipped campuses; located at Charles Darwin University and the Royal Darwin Hospital. Our preclinical students can enjoy the equipped lecture theatres and teaching spaces at CDU, while our clinical students get to experience state-of-the-art anatomy laboratory and simulated learning environments. With over 25 years of medical education and research in the NT, Flinders is proud to continue to grow our impact and partnership across Central Australia.

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.

About the Role

Flinders University are seeking a dynamic and inspired Clinical Practitioner to join the Paramedicine discipline at our Darwin campus. This position will contribute to the creation, delivery, and continuous quality improvement of university level, contemporary paramedicine education. You will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching and scholarship of teaching. You will develop innovative teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching by incorporating a well-developed understanding of contemporary paramedicine clinical practice. As a Lecturer in Paramedicine at Flinders University, you will be at the forefront of these students’ journeys.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to negotiate a supplementary clinical appointment with St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc.

About You

We are looking for a Clinical Practitioner who can add excellence and high-quality teaching to the Paramedicine discipline. You will have a strong clinical background and commitment to professional development around research and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Clinical qualifications in paramedicine and current registration with the Paramedicine Board of Australia (PBA)/AHPRA
  • Evidence of experience with teaching and learning at a tertiary level and/or in an appropriate workplace setting, inclusive of simulation
  • Evidence of student-centred approaches to learning and teaching methodologies that are culturally safe and enhance student success
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and industry partners
  • Demonstrated engagement with a relevant external professional organisation and commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Evidence of professional development of teaching including peer or supervisor reviews of teaching, curriculum reviews, and internal or external accreditation activities (desirable)
  • Interest in further research (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.

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 
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).
  • 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


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

24 Mar 2024

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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