Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry

Gosford, Australia
25 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe.

The successful applicant will be offered a Clinical Academic appointment in Psychiatry within Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD). CCLHD provides health services to two local government areas extending north from the Hawkesbury River, to the southern shore of Lake Macquarie and west to Wiseman’s Ferry. By 2016, the population will have grown to more than 360,000 and CCLHD will provide acute, subacute, and ambulatory healthcare, in collaboration with Primary and Community Care Services.

Recognised as a leader in the discipline of psychiatry, and as Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, you will provide academic leadership and foster excellence in research, teaching, professional activities and policy development in the academic discipline of psychiatry within the School of Medicine and Public Health, the University, CCLHD and the community. The Joint Medical Program builds on the strong reputation of the University of Newcastle for innovation in medical education and has recently commenced a new BMedSci/MD program, providing opportunities for further academic development in the field of medical education.

This position will be based at the Central Coast Clinical School of the University's Joint Medical Program, located at Gosford & Wyong Hospitals; teaching hospitals for the CCLHD and the University of Newcastle.  CCLHD is in a stage of substantial growth in health research and education, with the establishment of the Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute, and the development of the Health and Wellbeing Precinct. Moreover, there will be strong links with academic educators and researchers at the University. There is a strong focus on Integrated Health Care and the health priorities of CCLHD. The successful applicant will be a key member of an academic team based within the CCLHD and will work collaboratively with the Clinical Dean at CCCS to achieve growth and sustainability of research and medical education programs, and to foster a strong partnership with CCLHD. Moreover, there will be strong links with the Discipline of Psychiatry and the Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research at the University.

Ccentric Group has been engaged by the University to assist with the appointment of this post. For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please contact Pam Lubrainschik at or on +61 2 8422 5306

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to appl