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Lecturer, Collaborative Practice

Melbourne, Australia
$119,231– $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0062611 
Location: Parkville 
Role type: Full-time; Continuing 
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 
Department: Collaborative Practice Centre 
Salary: Level B (Academic Specialist) – $119,231– $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super 

As required by clause 1.15.9 of the 2024 EA, after seven days of internal advertising, current casual or fixed-term employees of the University will be provided with prior opportunity to apply for and be considered for vacant continuing positions if they meet the following criteria:  

  • they have been employed by the University over two or more semesters and over two consecutive calendar years,  
  • they have been employed on a 0.5 FTE or more time fraction, and 
  • they have the skills, experience, qualifications, and expertise required by the Selection Criteria. 

In addition, redeployment candidates will be given a prior opportunity under the Recruitment and Appointment Policy together; this cohort is known as Priority Candidates.

About the Role 

The Lecturer – Collaborative Practice at the Collaborative Practice Centre will support the Centre's strategy through curriculum development, partnerships, and scholarship initiatives. The successful candidate will contribute to the design, implementation, and evaluation of the collaborative practice curriculum, develop engaging and interactive learning materials, and co-create educational workshops and short courses. The Centre has a mission to be a catalyst for collaborative practice in our health care system, equipping current and future teams for patient-centred care and improved health outcomes. 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Supporting the development and implementation of the collaborative practice curriculum framework and its elements. 
  • Communicating and engaging with key stakeholders within MDHS in the development and implementation of the collaborative practice curriculum and its elements. 
  • Supporting the leadership team in the Collaborative Practice Centre in other duties and projects related to the advancement of collaborative practice. 
  • Use evidence gathered from needs analyses, literature reviews and other sources to inform the design of instructional materials and activities for collaborative practice. 

Who We Are Looking For 

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders. They will demonstrate a strong knowledge and experience in higher education learning and teaching development, online learning resource development, and innovative educational initiatives, alongside high-level organisational skills to manage and deliver projects efficiently. 

You will also have: 

  • PhD in an area related to health professions education or equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in learning and teaching development in a higher education setting. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders 
  • High-level organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise workload and ensure the timely delivery of projects. 

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 – Collaborative Practice Centre 

The Collaborative Practice Centre was established in 2023, and provides the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) and health partners with leadership, high level implementation and research into collaborative practice and learning in health and social care. The Centre builds upon previous work in interprofessional education and practice, with a commitment to building a ‘collaborative practice ready’ curriculum for students across the Faculty MDHS.    

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 Brett Verity 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: 10 Jun 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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