Lead, Student Professionalism

Sydney, Australia
26 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences you'll join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care. Home to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and Australia's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre, we are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to lead and oversee the establishment, delivery and review of programs that develop the professionalism of students in the Bachelor of Clinical Science, Master of Public Health, Doctor of Physiotherapy, and Doctor of Medicine. The Lead, Student Professionalism will:

  • Provide a central leadership and coordination role to advise and support the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, and Faculty teaching staff at all levels in the design, development and delivery of learning and teaching activities and assessments that develop capabilities of professionalism
  • Lead matters that relate to a student’s ability to uphold the requirements of professional registration of medical and allied health profession students, student’s fitness to practice and the relevant inherent requirements of their program of study
  • Provide a key resource for the Faculty’s Student Services team and the relevant program academic leadership in assisting students who have academic of personal difficulties during their studies
  • Provide complex management and assessment of students where issues of fitness to practice are raised and liaise with Office of the General Counsel regarding provision of advice around Professional Conduct
  • Establish and chair the student experience committee
  • Represent the Faculty and champion the specific requirements of medical and allied health professional students  

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position please apply online with a CV and attach a separate cover letter addressing the selection criteria below:

  • Tertiary qualifications (medical, clinical psychology or allied health) and extensive relevant experience in providing advice and assistance to students within a University (preferably medical or health students)
  • Professional registration with AHPRA
  • Extensive experience of teaching and assessments within health or clinical professional educational programs
  • High-level interpersonal skills and strong ability to build, influence, manage and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders across the university and faculty
  • Highly developed understanding of the interaction between health, social functioning and professional practice, and of the role of professional non-technical capabilities in effective health care provision
  • Proven experience mentoring and supervising medical or allied health profession students
  • Ability to plan, organise and achieve work targets, sometimes in demanding circumstances and work harmoniously and constructively with academic colleagues and other University staff

Salary Package: from $115,570 - $122,061 p.a. (HEW Level 9), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Catherine Dean, Deputy Dean FMHS catherine.dean@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries Daniella Oreskovic at daniella.oreskovic@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday, 19th November 2017 at 11.55pm AEDST

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 GLBTIQ; 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.