Head of St Lucia Clinical Unit

St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
06 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of almost $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students (headcount).

The Faculty of Medicine offers Australia’s largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health. 

The Faculty possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health. Research projects within the Faculty have already led to discoveries with far-reaching social and economic impacts, including the revolutionary Gardasil (TM) vaccine for cervical cancer (Professor Ian Frazer) and a drug discovery EMA401 (Professor Maree Smith), a first-in-class oral treatment for chronic pain which through Spinafex Pharmaceuticals led to Australia’s largest biotechnology commercialisation deal. Faculty staff include three highly cited authors, one Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), three Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and 12 Fellows of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). The Faculty is a core member of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, the Brisbane-wide academic health science system.

Educational offerings in biomedical sciences, medicine and public health are informed and supported by research activity across a range of fundamental and clinical areas of importance including recognised strengths in cancer, skin diseases, brain and mental health, maternal and child health and genomics. Cutting-edge facilities such as the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), our laboratories in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the new Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR) enable outstanding research outcomes and sharpen our understanding of cancer, autoimmunity, mental disorders, infectious diseases and neurological disease.

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The role

The Head of the St Lucia Clinical Unit (“the Unit”) is an important position within the Faculty of Medicine (“the Faculty”). The role reports to the Head of the School of Clinical Medicine ("the School") and provides academic leadership of the Faculty’s flagship MD/MBBS (“medicine”) program at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus.

The Unit Head will teach directly into activities of the Medicine program, and will also be responsible for the management of academics involved in the delivery of the medicine program at that Unit. A key purpose of the role is to champion, manage and review the delivery by these staff of teaching and learning experiences in the medicine program at the St Lucia Unit. In doing so, the role will maximise the quality of student outcomes, and to drive staff engagement and satisfaction.

The person

This is an exceptional opportunity for a teaching focused academic with experience in professional leadership and management in a clinical and/or teaching environment.  The successful applicant to this post will have demonstrated experience and capacity in the delivery of medical teaching, and an ability to establish effective relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues to represent and promote the interests of the School.  Medical qualifications are desirable.


This is a part-time (0.6FTE), fixed-term appointment for 3 years at Academic Level C or D.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant, including 17% superannuation.

Position Description

Download File PD Head St Lucia Clinical Unit_July 2017.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Darrell Crawford, on +61 7 3346 0612

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Please note that the interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 2 August 2017.