Senior Lecturer/Academic Lead in Mental Health

Sydney, Australia
11 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

University Centre for Rural Health

  • Develop and deliver Mental Health programs for students at the University Centre for Rural Health
  • Located at Lismore Campus
  • Fixed term part time position; remuneration package: $147K - $170K prorated which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Senior Lecturer - Academic Lead (Mental Health) will be responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of mental health programs for the students of University Centre for Rural Health.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Lecturer – Academic Lead in Mental Health who:

  • qualification and experience in Mental Health and clinical practice registration in the disciplinee.g. clinical psychologist (Masters level), psychiatrist
  • recent experience in education or research and/or student coordination or experience insimilar environment
  • understanding of current issues in higher education as relevant to the training of future ruralhealth professionals
  • excellent communication skills written and verbal and ability to develop and facilitate highquality education
  • proven high level organisational skills with the ability to negotiate, implement and time manage.

About us 

The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), with campuses in Lismore, Murwillumbah and Grafton, provides a supportive and cooperative educational environment, exceptional teaching facilities and close, affordable accommodation. A network of relationships, including state and private hospitals, GP practices and private specialist practices, allied health and Aboriginal medical services, combine to give students excellent patient, allied health and doctor access across a breadth of patient scenarios, all within an accessible team of medical and allied health professionals and administration staff.

UCRH is part of the Faculty of Medicine and delivers placements and education to long and short term medical students from the universities of Sydney, Western Sydney, and Wollongong. It also delivers an Allied Health education program, and supports rural allied health placements for students of these 3 institutions, Southern Cross University and a number of other Australian Universities. It aims to afford students excellence in medical and allied health education as well as the benefits of a rural lifestyle to encourage graduates to return to live and practise in rural and remote Australia. Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. 

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 4 February 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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