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Director of Medical Student Education, St Vincent’s Clinical School

Melbourne, Australia
$146,050 - $193,740 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Job Details

Job no: 5684000
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.5-0.7FTE); Continuing 
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: Academic – Level C - $146,050 - $168,403 p.a. | Level D - 175,858 - $193,740 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

  • Oversees MD program at St Vincent’s Clinical School, fostering innovative medical student education. 
  • Unique opportunity to shape clinical education within new Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery. 
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Director of Medical Student Education role within the Department of Medical Education at the University of Melbourne's Melbourne Medical School focuses on overseeing the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at the St Vincent’s Clinical School site, located at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Leading clinical teaching and scholarship, the incumbent serves as a key liaison between the Department of Medical Education and St Vincent’s healthcare organisation. The position requires a medically qualified individual with strong relationship-building skills, responsible for shaping a collaborative model for medical student education amidst the relocation of the Clinical School to the new Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership and developing opportunities for the Department of Medical Education’s educational programs at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne 
  • Providing leadership and academic oversight of clinical teaching programs at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne 
  • MD program delivery (including teaching, learning and assessment) of Melbourne Medical School St Vincent’s based medical students 
  • Active collaboration with DME colleagues, both centrally and at the other Clinical Schools in our network, to share resources and support continuous quality improvement in teaching and learning resources for the MD 

Who We Are Looking For

The ideal candidate excels in communication and interpersonal skills, leading teams and promoting positive workplace culture. They demonstrate expertise in developing effective relationships across medical practitioners and health professionals at all levels, ensuring successful stakeholder management across various healthcare settings.

You will also have:

  • A medical qualification recognisable in Australia and Fellowship in an Australian College (e.g., FRACP, FRACGP, FACCRM etc.) and AHPRA registration in good standing 
  • A high level of involvement in professional activities at national and/or international levels 
  • Demonstrated capability of developing good working relationships with all levels of medical practitioners, and other health professionals, in hospitals, primary care and the community 
  • A commitment to supporting and advancing the role of the University within SVHM and affiliated hospitals 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education at the Melbourne Medical School is a leader in 21st-century medical education, delivering the innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD) course and conducting impactful research. We offer a range of postgraduate and professional development programs for health professionals, focusing on clinical teaching, leadership, and research. Our research interests encompass work integrated learning, curriculum assessment and evaluation, healthcare communication, and student engagement. Joining our team means being part of a dynamic community dedicated to excellence, with opportunities to shape the future of healthcare education and research. 

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description

Applications close: 31 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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