Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Health

Melbourne, Australia
09 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Paediatrics
Melbourne Medical School
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation

The University of Melbourne is committed to excellence in tertiary education. As Australia’s leading biomedical Faculty and with a 150-year legacy, the Melbourne Medical School places a high priority on excellence in the areas of teaching, clinical teaching and mentoring, educational innovation, support for teaching service to students and we deeply value the contribution of the clinicians who help our students to become some of the best practitioners in the world.

Located within the Department of Paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Health will be a paediatrician with postgraduate medical education qualifications and experience and a commitment to scholarship in teaching and learning. Research experience and a commitment to research training in a relevant discipline is also desirable. Their primary role will be to support innovation and high quality across all domains of learning and teaching as Deputy Coordinator of the Child and Adolescent health rotation of University of Medicine Doctor of Medicine (MD). There is also an expectation that the incumbent develop and be involved in innovation and research in medical education related to the program. While the position is a teaching specialist position, it is suited to a clinician researcher with medical education qualifications, interest and experience as the first step in their academic career.

The MD is a 4-year post-graduate degree that builds on prerequisite knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry acquired through undergraduate study. It delivers advanced clinical and academic training to ensure students are prepared for the challenges of a high quality medical internship. Within the Doctor of Medicine, the Child and Adolescent (CAH) component is taught within the year-long subject Clinical Practice 3, in the third year of the program. Teaching sites include the Royal Children’s Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Northern Hospital, Austin Hospital, Ballarat Hospital and hospitals affiliated with the Rural Clinical School (based in Shepparton).

The successful candidate will work under the leadership of the Head of Department of Paediatrics, and the Lead Coordinator of the Child & Adolescent Health Program to ensure quality of teaching, effective evaluation and responses to evaluation, innovation and review of curriculum. Together with the Lead Coordinator, they will also work with the Dept. of Medical Education of Melbourne Medical School to ensure the CAH rotation conforms to University governance requirements and policies. The Lecturer will also contribute to academic leadership and administration in the Department including postgraduate teaching programs and other duties as required by the Head of Department.

Close date: 29 Oct 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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