Professor/Associate Professor, Medical Education

Gold Coast, Australia
06 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


The School of Medicine is known for its innovation and excellence in health research, education and service. The school offers a postgraduate medical program, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate programs and courses in public health, environmental health, health services management, First Peoples' health and paramedicine that have been developed to serve the needs of South East Queensland, Australia and the international community. The focus of the school is to produce graduates who, through application of knowledge and skills, are able to develop a commitment to service, teamwork, scientific inquiry and lifelong learning.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Gold Coast campus.

The role:

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a School of Medicine flagship postgraduate program, which prepares highly able graduates for practice and further training as a medical practitioner. Entry to the MD is highly competitive. The first two years of the four-year program are undertaken principally at the Griffith Health Centre on the Gold Coast Campus of the University though in the future (subject to regulatory approval) there will be a second offering at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital campus. The final two years are undertaken as facilitated experiential learning in clinical settings across Queensland and northern New South Wales, supported by on-line learning resources and a one-week extended simulation program in each year, conducted at the Griffith Health Centre or Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The Griffith MD is an integrated program with no distinct disciplinary courses but rather four vertical themes that traverse the four years of the program: The Doctor and the Knowledge of Health and Illness (DKHI) , which is focused on the basic and clinical sciences on which the practice of medicine is based; The Doctor and the Patient (D&P) , which focuses on the skills that medical practitioners utilise in their clinical work; The Doctor, the Law, Ethics and Professional Practice (DLEPP) , which focuses on the legal, ethical and professional duties of medical doctors; and The Doctor and Health in the Community (DHC) , which takes a population perspective on human health.

The person:

This position oversees the implementation of, and is responsible for the educational quality of, learning and assessment activities in the DKHI theme across the four years of the MD. As a senior academic in the School of Medicine, the person appointed will also contribute to the broader mission of the School through scholarly and service activities as negotiated with their supervisor. This position has oversight of learning and assessment in relation to DKHI theme. It would suit a qualified medical practitioner with considerable clinical experience in a relevant practice area and a strong background in clinical, medical or medical science education.

Salary range:

Professor, Level E: $172,326 per annum (+30% clinical loading where applicable). Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $201,622 per annum.

Associate Professor, Level D: $133,778 - $147,383 (+30% clinical loading where applicable). Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $156,521 - $172,439 per annum.

Application Requirements:

Your application should include:

  • Full name, address, mobile and telephone number(s) and email address
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A statement addressing selection criteria, as outlined in the Information Package.
  • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission)

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

Obtain the position information package by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

For further information about this role, please contact Professor David Ellwood, Dean and Head of School, Medicine at:

For application queries, please contact Ms Teagan Brown, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Tuesday, 2 January 2018 at 5 pm AEST.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.