Teaching Positions in Heath Sciences

Sydney, Australia
01 Dec 2016
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is offering a Bachelor of Clinical Science within the Department of Biomedical Sciences and is seeking expressions of interest to support teaching into the Professional Practice and Professional Development units within the program. These roles will be undertaken under the supervision of the unit convenor.

Opportunities exist for:

Tutors in MEDI 103, 206 and 305 (Professional Practice Units)

These units focus on learning the skills and knowledge required for work in clinical science professions and covers content across seven themes: communication, learning and reflection, team and group work, ethics and professionalism, individual and society, quality and health systems and evidence and research. These roles are under the supervision of the unit convenor, and are also supported by a enthusiastic team of theme leaders and experienced tutors. As these units cover a diverse range of topics, all tutors are provided with lesson plans and other supporting resources to assist them in teaching and mentoring.

Unit Co-convenor in MEDI306 (Professional Development 2)

This unit focuses on learning introductory clinical consultation skills for students wishing to pursue a career in medicine. The core of the unit is practising an integrated approach to the clinical consultation combining communication and basic examination skills.

Expressions of interest are invited from appropriately qualified people to facilitate classes held during the day. Appointed staff are expected to assist with student consultation and the marking of unit assessments and examinations, where appropriate.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for these positions, applicants possess the following:

For Professional Practice Units:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and experience as a healthcare professional and/or healthcare researcher.
  • Sound understanding of relevant unit subject content as demonstrated by academic achievement in one or more areas e.g. health professional education, evidence-based practice, communication, team and group work, professionalism and ethics, safety and quality, psychology, medical anthropology, sociology.
  • Experience in small group facilitation, preferably in a higher education setting. 
  • Ability to use new technologies in the design and delivery of educational programs, and an openness to innovative curriculum design and development. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with students.

 In addition, for the Professional Development unit:

  • Demonstrated teaching experience at a tertiary level or comparable industry experience e.g. delivering training, seminars, workshops and/or facilitation of staff/ student development.

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate:

  • Completion of FILT or other equivalent teaching qualification.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at tertiary level.

Applications must be accompanied by a detailed resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria above and clearly identifying academic qualifications; work history and subject area of interest. Where possible, please also upload a copy of your academic transcript of your highest tertiary qualification.

Role Descriptions: Unit Co-Convenor;

Tutor (Professional Practice)

Role Enquiries: Sarah White at sarah.white@mq.edu.au

Applications Close:  Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.