Industry Fellow in Chinese Medicine

RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
29 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Bundoora Campus
  • Two Full-Time, Fixed-Term Positions available until November 2020
  • $92,815 - $110,220 p.a + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, the School undertakes teaching and research across ten disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology and Osteopathy. Many of the School's programs utilise Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of their teaching either within partner industries or through the University's state-of-the-art student led Clinic located at Bundoora.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The School is seeking to appoint two Industry Fellows within the Chinese Medicine discipline.

The Industry Fellow is expected to contribute to the teaching efforts of the School, within the Chinese Medicine discipline. More specifically, the Industry Fellow is responsible for carrying out teaching activities within the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The Industry Fellow will maintain and advance their scholarly, professional and/or research capabilities. The incumbent is also expected to actively promote the program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links, and partnerships with academic, industry, and professional communities. They will take on a key role in the School with a focus on course co-ordination and/or co-ordination of Chinese Medicine Clinical Placement Experience which would include planning for an annual clinical placement calendar and conducting liaison with clinical agencies and the RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Team to make recommendations of clinical contracts and arrangements for clinical teacher supervision.

The Industry Fellow would be required to anticipate, report, and provide timely advice regarding issues with student progress and problems with learning and teaching supports, and recommend student progress through all co-ordinated courses in the program in consultation with the program co-ordinator and Discipline Leader of Chinese Medicine. The incumbent is expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team, and update colleagues and students on developments in their subject area or specialisation.

Skills & Experience Required

You will need to be registered (unconditional) with the Chinese medicine board of Australia in all three divisions: Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and herbal dispensing.

You will have demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials. You will also have an ability to undertake course coordination roles and a capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning whilst on clinical placement. Furthermore, your emerging track record and recognition within their discipline or profession evidenced by industry links and engagement, publications, development of new research initiatives, and competitive research funding will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Associate Professor Tony Zhang on +61 3 9925 7758 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 558169.

Applications close at on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.