Director, University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

Brisbane, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisions securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research and community service.  With a footprint encompassing the greater part of central and western regional Queensland, the School comprises four Clinical Sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Each site, where there is significant investment in people and training infrastructure, provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the State.  With a recurrent budget of up to $9m per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20m, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise.

A rapidly expanding research profile focusses on clinical research and epidemiology/population health. There is a significant component of Indigenous health research, particularly programs designed to translate and improve health outcomes amongst the Indigenous population. Research productivity is evidence through a successful track record in attracting competitive funding from agencies such as the NHMRC  and, in 2015, at least 51 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals varying from ‘Rural and Remote Health’ to ‘Nature Genetics’.

The role

The Director UQRCS Bundaberg provides academic and clinical oversight for program activities at The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) in Bundaberg. The position will assume a key leadership and development role within UQRCS and will be an integral part of the management team.

The person

Applicants should possess a medical qualification including fellowship of a specialist college (or equivalent) and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in the State of Queensland. Proven leadership capacity at a senior level in a complex organisational environment, preferably in a health care and/or educational setting, is also essential, along with experience and demonstrated record of achievement and innovation in a clinical educational role at a senior level.

You will also come with proven organisational and management skills, an established record of innovative teaching delivery, coordination and curriculum planning, and be experienced in liaising and collaborating with a broad range of agencies across community, professional, industry and government.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a part-time (0.6FTE), fixed-term position until December 2018 at Academic Level D.  The remuneration package for Academic Level D will be in the range $135,909 to $149,731 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% (total package will be in the range $148,821 to $163,955 p.a.).  The salary package may also include payment of a clinical loading.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Sarah Strasser (Head of Rural Clinical School) on +61 7 4633 9702 or

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