Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry

Newcastle (LGA), Hunter Region (AU)
22 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine and Public Health

Job Ref No: 3148

About UON

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we embark on our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

About the role

The School of Medicine and Public Health is the largest of four Schools within the Faculty of Health and Medicine. The School's educational strengths are the Bachelor of Medicine – Joint Medical Program (JMP) and postgraduate programs in public health.  The School also has a strong research focus and works closely with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) which has pioneered the integration of multi-campus university and hospital-based research.

The Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry will play a key role in contributing to the three domains of academic work within the School of Medicine and Public Health: Research and Innovation, Teaching and Learning, and Service and Engagement. Key responsibilities include:

  • building research collaborations, networks and/or partnerships to develop an emerging national and international profile in Psychiatry;
  • leading and actively participating in competitively funded research collaborations;
  • actively participating in JMP teaching, including the development and evaluation of curriculum and conduct of tutorials/practical classes/workshops/clinical sessions;
  • contributing to improving the success and retention of undergraduate medical students; and
  • making a sustained and effective contribution to School/Faculty governance through identified roles, committees and initiatives.

The successful applicant will be offered a Clinical Academic appointment in Psychiatry with the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent;
  • registration, or potential registration, as a Specialist Psychiatrist with AHPRA;
  • A Postgraduate degree (PhD).

For the full selection criteria at either a Level C or Level D, please click on the link below and download the relevant position description for the Level you wish to apply for.

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Please note this is a full-time, continuing position, contingent on funding.

Remuneration: Competitive salary + full clinical loading + superannuation.

Applications close: Thursday, 20 October 2016.

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